ZEC's Final Delimitation Report Not Yet Submitted - Charamba
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson George Charamba said that the Final Delimitation Report by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is not yet submitted.
Charamba told The Sunday Mail that the President on Friday received an amended preliminary delimitation report from ZEC chairperson Priscilla Chigumba which is expected to capture Parliamentary and Presidential recommendations and submissions. He said:
Following the submission of the preliminary report by the ZEC (Zimbabwe Electoral Commission), that action put in train two sets of reactions: One from Parliament (of Zimbabwe) and another one from His Excellency, the President. Both these are by way of feedback to ZEC’s preliminary delimitation report.
Both sets of reactions were given to ZEC, and the first to do so was the Parliament of Zimbabwe, through the President, as required by the Constitution.
Then the President later sent his own response to the preliminary delimitation report.
Out of those two responses, ZEC then produced a draft preliminary report with the new amendments, which means amendments from Parliament and amendments noted by the President.
What the chairlady of ZEC (Justice Priscilla Chigumba) gave the President (on Friday) was the preliminary report, as amended by the reactions from both Parliament and from the President.
The President, in turn, will go through that preliminary report, as amended. Depending on how he views it, he will then give ZEC his final comment on that draft preliminary report, as amended.
Those would be his final comments on the matter, and ZEC will exercise its Constitutional right to either take them into account or to discard them because the Constitution gives ZEC the final say on the compilation of what then becomes the final delimitation report.
So, the final delimitation report is then what will be given to the President for gazetting.