Local Governance

ZEC closes offices on account of COVID-19

ZEC Chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba

By Nyasha Mutena

The Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), Justice Priscilla Chigumba has announced that the Commission’s offices will be closed for 14 days from 26 July- 8 August 2021 as part of managing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic following an upsurge in cases during the month of July 2021.

The Election Resource Centre, noting the surging cases of COVID-19 has said it welcomes the notice with encouragement to ZEC to strengthen its engagements with stakeholders in times of the pandemic as replicated by other regional electoral commissions.

ERC further highlighted the need for the Commission to extensively consult with stakeholders in light of major electoral activities like voter registration, delimitation process and the yet to be announced by-elections.