Zimbabwe too broke for elections next year: state media

Lycanthrope

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Zimbabwe’s electoral commission will not be able to draw up a clean voter’s roll and organise elections next year because of lack of money, a state daily reported.

“Ultimately, the economy of the country will determine when and whether we hold elections,” Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairman, Simpson Mutambanengwe, was quoted by the state-run Chronicle newspaper.

“The biggest challenge is financial resources to conduct elections.

“The election date itself ... it is a political decision.

However, the timeframe is no longer what appears to be envisaged by the political parties because we have a very big task.” Electoral reforms were needed for credible polls and funds also required to clean up the voters’ roll, he said.

“As it is, the voters’ roll is in disarray. It is a topical issue which needs to be addressed,” said Mutambanengwe.

Contestants and observers in previous elections have reported about the ghost voters on the roll.

Zimbabwe’s two main political rivals Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai formed a compromise government to pave way for fresh elections after a bloody presidential run-off election in which Mugabe was the sole candidate.

The parties have indicated they are ready to go for polls when they are due next year according to the timeline of the power-sharing government.

Parliament is to amend electoral laws to speed up the announcement of results and create a system for reporting political violence before the new polls.

The parties also agreed to draft a new constitution before the next elections but a drive to gather suggestions for the new constitution has been marred by reports of intimidation.

Source: TimesLIVE

How do you **** a country up that badly? It's amazing what a bit of racism, crimes against humanity, bigotry and self-righteousness can do, eh? Rawk on, Zimbabwe, you're a shining example to the world of the African god complex, blaming the West for your own shortcomings.
 

Mila

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I loled!!:D :D

Maybe if the Village Idiot's hero dies they can sell some of his assets.
 

Lycanthrope

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I loled!!:D :D

Maybe if the Village Idiot's hero dies they can sell some of his assets.

Personally, I think Malema should run for Zimbabwean president. They seem to like his sort over there and he'll finally be in his element.
 

Creag

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That lunatic just spent it on his last spending spree in Hong Kong :mad:
 

I am Penguin

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Let them starve to hell, no empathy here at all. They get what they voted for. Unfortunately we are angling the same way. In time it would be our next generations turn to deal with the curse/wrath of Africa.
 

Albereth

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Election or State Funeral? Election or State Funeral?

I say feed Ugly Bob to the pigs and have an election.
 

I am Penguin

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Election or State Funeral? Election or State Funeral?

I say feed Ugly Bob to the pigs and have an election.

Pointless, no election will work. These idiots need Colonialists to manage them. They cannot and will never ever be able to do it on their own. Maybe China will help them out by becoming their "Partner" or should we say "Boss"/rulers.
 

grok

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Whahahahahaha!!! .. No seriously whahahahahahaaaaa! Tell us again why you regard old Bob as a hero? Prime example of African politics, they want democracy but cannot even keep the basics going. Funny how they deplore the west, yet are the first to hold out the hands for aid.

Absolutely no sympathy from me.
 

DigitalSoldier

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LOL...

On another note we had a Zimbabwean with a national diploma in engineering from a Zimbabwe tech applying for a position of a cleaner. Felt really sorry for the guy because he is very decent and his got all the legal papers, unfortunately though his assylum expires in 2 months.

Really sad that these guys with decent qualifications are so desperate for work that they will apply for jobs that they are over qualified for. Meanwhile here in South Africa we have underqualified [-]idiots[/-]workers striking for better pay.

:sick:
 
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