The GOVERNMENT has warned the political parties and the people who desist from the illegal announcement of the results of the harmonized elections of 2018 yesterday as it is a serious offense and they risk being arrested.
This was said by the Minister of the Interior and Cultural Heritage Dr. Obert Mpofu this afternoon. Dr. Mpofu's pronouncement comes after the directors of the MDC alliance Nelson Chamisa and Tendai Biti turn to social media and press conferences to announce that they have won the elections.
Section 66A of the Electoral Law (chapter 2:13) prohibits the unofficial or false announcement of the results of the survey. The announcements of official results are a prerogative of the Electoral Commission of Zimbabwe.