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Zimbabwe: Shock as Massive Duplications Are Found In Voters’ Roll

Published: July 29, 2013


As Zimbabwe awaited the disputed Voters Roll on Monday night, ZimEye revealed in this article that the long document already contains a string of duplicated names varied only by a sophisticated alteration of names, ID and other descriptive details.

The massive duplicated entries are found in areas that are clearly ZANU PF strongholds which are largely in Mashonaland rural areas.

In this article ZimEye reveals how a carefully constructed programming SQL script was run on the voters roll to make a linear duplication and subtle alteration of digit and name details on the voters roll which favours only one political party.

Many of the duplicated entries are in places such as Mt Darwin, Sanyati, Kwekwe, Mutare, and Rushinga which are ZANU PF strongholds.


Sample Analysis of the live Voters Roll

“We have uncovered massive fraud that gives people the right to cast multiple votes sometimes three, four, to six times through a sophisticated plethora of duplicated ID and address details per person cast over thousands of individuals in a clearly systematic way,” Mguni told ZimEye on Monday morning.

However a further analysis by ZimEye has revealed the computed figures of distortions actually rise to 2.3million duplicate voters which is close to half of the entire voters’ roll.

ZimEye attached a short analysis sample compiled by ZAPU. What varies at other sections in the tables are single digits or letters for the ID number, and at others, just a single alpha-letter difference for a physical address with everything remaining exactly the same with the name and date of birth remaining intact.

When confronted on Friday, ZEC’s Deputy Chairperson Mrs Joyce Kazembe said the commission was investigating the allegations.

“We are trying to establish these concerns and we are already looking into it. Zec has already met with the African Union on our preparedness,” she said.

Kazembe said it would be premature to make a statement on whether a new voter registration exercise would be conducted when just a few days remained to elections without verifying the allegations.


“As I have said, these are not facts but allegations,” she said.

ZAPU’s President Dumiso Dabengwa, has since issued the below statement following the find:

After successfully challenging the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission with court action into publishing,

and making available to the general public the Voter’s Roll, ZAPU got the ZEC to allow us to purchase the said Voter’s Roll as at May 2013.

We then set-out to analyse the said Voter’s Roll.

Here is our abridged and rather incomplete analysis of the Roll: (refer to the attached)

The first comment I have to make is that the previous list contained 317 000 odd entries. The current list  we interrogated now has 40 000.

To us as ZAPU, the two lists raise a lot of suspicion and call for an investigation.

The fundamental point is that without a completely new voter’s registration and a completely new voter’s roll, it is pointless having elections in our country.

If ZAPU had the resources, it would certainly take these matters to the Constitutional Court to draw attention to what we have long been saying, that there is a serious flaw in the voter’s roll and the    result of these elections can never be considered as free and fair.

We wonder why other Parties involved in these elections do not take this issue as serious.

Our ZAPU Vice President presented this concern to the OAU Chairperson earlier today.

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62 Comments on "Zimbabwe: Shock as Massive Duplications Are Found In Voters’ Roll"

  1. Mai Joza on Mon, 29th Jul 2013 8:27 pm 

    The will of the people will prevail under severely restrictive environment. Zanu pf has nothing
    to offer to people. It’s
    clear in their
    campaign speeches. It
    cannot present
    policies, programmes and plans
    that drive Zimbabwe forward.
    They have just resorted on
    negative campaign and attacking
    the person of President
    Tsvangirai and the MDC at the
    expense of policies and reforms
    that will make Zimbabwe a
    better place.
    MDC is crystal clear in its policies
    and plan in government. There is
    a distinctive narrative of Zanu pf
    performance in government and
    MDC performance in
    government. The record for
    MDC in government is for all to
    see, managed to reduced
    inflation, increase mobile
    penetration, internet
    penetration, electricity supply,
    student textbook ration in
    schools and revived the health
    MDC worked so hard to
    transform this country. If MDC
    could do this much in a short
    space of time it has been in the
    inclusive government, what more
    can it do when given a fresh
    mandate from the people of
    Zimbabwe? Yes, under God’s
    guidance, Together we can
    achieve more.

  2. Greyhora on Mon, 29th Jul 2013 8:32 pm 

    This is shameful!! Zanu PF dogs, if you really believe people want you, then why clone voters on the voters roll? Why can’t you prove your worth by noble means? Is that y you prejudiced 2 million young voters, so you could replace with your clones? Rita, the whole country, continent and world is watching, that voters roll is a shambles no wonder you want to release it at 5 minutes to 12. Rubbish!!!

  3. Dzimai Moto on Mon, 29th Jul 2013 8:46 pm 

    I don’t know what lawyers call “fact”. The duplication has been exposed. It explains why the whole thing was rushed, somebody didn’t want others to scrutinise the voters roll. Its a shame. This is the work of Israeli guys who programe the voters roll in such a way that the voters are double the population. Its not adding up.

  4. robert mugabe on Mon, 29th Jul 2013 8:58 pm 

    Kazembe will answer for this

  5. Shaka on Mon, 29th Jul 2013 9:31 pm 

    God help us all.

  6. tose tirivanhu on Mon, 29th Jul 2013 10:41 pm 

    zviri kuitwa ne zpf via telecel zveku tumira ma campaign sms hazvisizvo zvakarambidzwa econet kuita here?just got one in my telecel inbox

  7. bhora musango on Mon, 29th Jul 2013 11:24 pm 

    rita makarau have a case to answer no doubt she’s aware of this mess.

  8. daddy dee on Mon, 29th Jul 2013 11:41 pm 

    but why why zanu pf ichidayi,makarau,kazembe mudede kunyanya u need bullets in your heads!!mxxxxxxxxxm evils

  9. ra$@#sh on Mon, 29th Jul 2013 11:43 pm 

    “eeh,mati madii”iquote
    “viva zanu?”ivote
    mururu inemutsondo?irequest
    hiti esasongeko d diaspora esabuyangesporoJAAAAAAAAAAAH?
    one lov mazimbo d voice of JAH is within wisdom hazvide maporofita zviripachena sechebe rembudzi whoz gettin laid?unmusk d scisms behind d revolution?JAAAAAAAH!im sure yo prophets did say he shal kom he who is gr8ta thn INI but 4 now bob is d toughest,signature WIN WIN

  10. mdc t on Mon, 29th Jul 2013 11:48 pm 

    God help us all….. Zimbabweans its time to reclaim what is rightfully ours. 33 years of murder, torture, corruption, abuse of human rights and so many other evil acts must come to an end. President Tsvangirai, come what may, we would like to assure u that after the 31st july, you shall be the next president of the free democratic republic of a new Zimbabwe.

  11. Ishmael on Mon, 29th Jul 2013 11:50 pm 

    Oh my goodness! it explains why bOB feels confident with election. These are some of the shenanigans that are finally being exposed. Very sad that the fat cats are on for debunking and subverting the wananchi’s will. Lord God thank You for revealing every hidden secret.

  12. MARLEY MARLEY on Mon, 29th Jul 2013 11:53 pm 

    priestdent morgay tsvangochani vakanaka futi vakativigira masanction endefuti vakatiudza kt tichashaisisa chikafu nemagetsi vakati ungochani hwakanaka TO HELL WITH MDC U MAY THE LORD OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST BUNT U 2 ASHES WITH UR BABILONY SYSTEM

  13. Legacy on Mon, 29th Jul 2013 11:55 pm 

    We are Zimbabwe, united together for progress.
    The GNU failed to deliver it’s time to vote for a government with people in mind.!/profile.php?id=175910609256087&__user=100001191033946

  14. Legacy on Mon, 29th Jul 2013 11:58 pm 

    We are Zimbabwe, united together for progress.
    The GNU failed to deliver it’s time to vote for a government with people in mind.

  15. Chezimbabwe Chana on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 12:17 am 

    hahaha vakadyirwa mari mahara madofo ezanu I am a student at nust I could have delivered much better results mati kupi nekupi vakairasa dei ndikawana zita rangu rakanzwarwo ndigovhotera chinja kaSix ndokuti zvinakidze……….marohwa neshook ka imi mbava dzevanhu maifunga kuti kumisha havana kuenda kuchikoro …… Manje takaudza vabereki vedu pekuvhotera zvinoita kuti mari dzavakatiendesa nadzo kuzvikoro dzidzoke sezvo makapa venyu mascholership muchitinyima magrants hehede huri chakakuchairai

  16. robobo on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 1:47 am 

    God help ALL Zimbaweans.
    Civill War is certain !

  17. chinyadza ngoko on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 1:58 am 

    God’s watching,,,no weapon fashioned against us shall prosper;i hi tym di will of di pple shall manifest…dem feet o’ ignorance wont trample us @ dis point-zanu will b history soon

  18. cable on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 2:14 am 

    its a year of Judgement don’t worry guys,,hutsotsi hwose pachena who will accept voters roll iko kwasara mahrs nxaaa Mwari makanaka henyu.

  19. chrispen pena on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 2:36 am 

    with their massive rigging they must still be shown the door.lets vote in our numbers and the results will show those inflated figyres and they will be answerable.

  20. pagan on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 2:45 am 

    zanu skunkheads have been cornered …. Doomsday for them is looming im afeared.baba jukwa will hit them most now … Watch his space and we gonna be singing by Thursday.everything had beginning and end.its over now notwithstanding this crazy craft .. Its over.

  21. Asijik jukwa on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 3:33 am 

    Zanu pf inota kuti ndisure.Kuti buuu!

  22. huchi wegonera on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 4:07 am 

    The will of u goons will shun u the Mighty Name of Jesus those who exercise evil against the nation shall b punished

  23. Ethan Hawke on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 4:17 am 

    This is shocking. Its no wonder it has been released 24 hours before the day. The whole world is watching and it makes you Rita. The only way to counter this is to vote in numbers. I suggest all fellow progressive minds today phone 10 people each. Get them to vote. Lets call those in rural areas too. Assure them their vote is secret, tricks of voting in alphabetical order must not scare them. Share the message. Lets all get 10 people to vote.

  24. La Liga on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 4:21 am 

    Zanu Pf wanted a disputed outcome. So they will get it, this includes the booting out of the Chidyahusiku led CONCOURT.

  25. fortune on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 4:58 am 

    I propose that we move foward and vote in our numbers zimbos.They have always been in this practice and taingovakwatura.Nazvino ngativakiye chaizvo tisaite votter apathy,let’s vote.go MDC T go.

  26. Musa Taderera on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 5:01 am 

    Voters Roll cloned? God is going to liberate us… The evil will be put to shame

  27. Martin on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 5:08 am 

    I trust the voter ink in the mentioned areas is not washable. otherwise pane nyaya huru

  28. ZANU on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 5:45 am 

    Machinja mu*******, ****** zi***** richanhuhwira nyika yese zvekuti vachakanganisika musoro voisa X pasiripo. Woad kuchinja Mai nekuti vachembera. ***** dzinosveta derere.

  29. munhumutapa on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 5:49 am 

    Why are the opposition parties waking up now? What were they doing since last election? Why didn’t they fight to sort this mess out?

  30. Hope on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 5:56 am 

    Pakaday welshman obatana ka nevekwangu Save, Close 2 90% win!

  31. Sir Marcel on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 6:06 am 

    this goes to show the moral fiber, rather in fact lack of it of ZANU PF. Well they are wasting time,dai sekuru vatowaster zvavo time vachitsvaga marori anorova via Zvimba. z.a.n.u IN FOR A SHOCK

  32. Dzimai Moto on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 6:09 am 

    @ Munhumutapa! You seem to be the only one who doesn’t know that President Mugabe has to be forced by SADC to release a voters roll in soft. On any given day, he releases a voters roll as a pdf in such a way that the voters roll can’t be analysed. People are growing up daily, Mudede would argue that he updates the voters roll hourly. It means that a current voters roll and one that is 3 months old will have too many differencies or discrepancies. The only way out is to analyse the voters roll that would be used for real election.

  33. aasijiki on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 6:10 am 

    These are all the works of these evil people of Israel, the Nikuv we are watching. We need to be free from these greed. SADC, AU and UN please do something about this. This people of ZEC are also thieves looting diamonds, with the Chinese. Today I am more than hate, please Nikuv leave Zimbabwe alone, we are taking you to the United Nations or Commonwealth court, even to the Hague we are taking you there.

  34. MAFUTAENGURUVE on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 6:13 am 

    why is it that these obsevers are not taking it seriously the voters roll issue are they also on zanu pf side. Please pple lets make a lot of noise on this voters roll issue today. We will be surprised tomorrow to find our names removed from the voters roll especially those who are in town.zavaoma zanu haulume gore irino.

  35. Simboti Yekwa Tangwena on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 6:18 am 

    Tsvangirai slept for 5 years instead of making sure that the old voters roll is cleaned and draw up a new one!All people who died from 1980 are still Zanu PF supporters and they are voting from the grave,including Chindori Chininga who they recently murdered

  36. witness madera on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 6:18 am 

    we zimbabweans, are not foolish, thugs soon face an end.Seek and tired with a part calling itself people at heart,but it turns killing them.GOD is for all not zanu.

  37. Joseph Mtasa on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 6:25 am 

    Why does Zpf allow idiots in their rigging plans?

    This is too silly tactic coz pipo will see.

    Know when y are beaten, period.

  38. statz MDC T on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 6:37 am 

    Rig the election & see what will happen,Gadaffi style batai bob neZanu pf

  39. t bag on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 6:48 am 


  40. Fresh mind on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 7:23 am 

    Even when inflated the number of votes and the time the polling station close. When divided should nt be less than 3 minutes. Look at the closing time of the polling station.

  41. Justice on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 7:26 am 

    Same Name but different ID numbers.Maybe they are not duplicates after all.Please verify….I think Zimbabwe should computerise that way its much more easier to manage

  42. Provoked Zim Youth on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 7:33 am 

    ZANU PF has never won presidential elections since 1980 ZANU PF is capable of fraud..this time around we wont condone their ****,all the opposition parties must unite and kick these tyrant’s fat asses.We are sick and tired of this corrupt ZANU pf..I wish i could destroy this ZANU thing myself

  43. AKC on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 8:25 am 

    ZEC stop playing with our lives ,,,, till when will you cheat and lie to us Zimbabweans re quiet but watching ,,, much more God himself the creator of All Things visible and invisible is watching and you shall be judged by him ,,,,,, Stop yr evil ways ,,,,these are not allegations as Kazembe says these are facts but come wat may the people will win you cant beat the people ,,, the power is with the people ,,, a revolution is arising !!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Dzimai Moto on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 8:51 am 

    @ Justice!

    The voters roll is divorced from census. How do you explain that?

  45. eliza dzii pastate house on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 9:04 am 

    MaZanu ese take cover, hokoyo neRed Army

  46. Lecluse on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 9:09 am 

    People will not accept an other stolen election there will be consequences to ZANU PF actions this time round

  47. Ukadyanevakuru Unodzerwa on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 9:33 am 

    Idzi nyaya ma1 manje. Pliz Zimbabweans calm down n c è results after elections n then we may talk. Lets nt fight 1 anther bt a bad system of governance n in this tym don 4get to love ur neighbour as urself, ur neighbour might be of a different political ideology, pliz dn let ur heart grow cold. Zimbabwe wl b liberate anew n in a peaceful manner-ts only 1 world lets share it 2gether

  48. mwanawevhu on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 9:57 am 

    So it means ZPF strongholds have more constituencies than they deserve. Duplications multiply the number of voters. This is stealing constiutuencies from MDC strongholds.

  49. mwanawevhu on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 9:58 am 

    So it means ZPF strongholds have more constituencies than they deserve. Duplications multiply the number of voters. This is stealing constituencies from MDC strongholds.

  50. mdara on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 10:50 am 


  51. Chindori Chining on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 10:57 am 

    God be with us

  52. Puritan on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 11:14 am 

    @Munhumutapa n likeminded ppls, mdc or Tsvangirai dont manage voters roll bt Zec why do u expect Tsvangirai to clean? why cant u read btn the lines and see that there is a hand behind this?

  53. christian on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 11:19 am 

    John 14:27

  54. Data Entry & Human Error on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 11:33 am 

    These look like errors led by data entry issues from inability to read and right text.

    e.g a V being mistaken by L

    or ID numbers being shifted/incomplet due to illegible handwriting and fatigue

    I am a practising Systems Implementer and we do have data capture issues like these. Best thing to do is make use of systems that validate things like ID Numbers and detect duplicates and misspellings in such undertakings as capturing voter’s roles and conducting a census.

    There are various algorithms that have been developed by industry and academia in trying to reduce margins of error.

    Please read for yourself.


  55. How do you produce an invalid ID? on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 11:38 am 

    Some of those ID numbers are invalid. I think they come from inherited bad data that were added on to. How will someone produce an ID number with fewer characters than those on expected on an ID? Where will the ID come from? Unless if they will print IDs for these people. Which makes it even more complicated to prove or sift through


  56. pachanza ndizvoo on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 12:40 pm 


  57. Zanu matomama on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 12:55 pm 

    ZEC, even you also you have decided to patten up with the evils of my party. Tinozviona tinozvinzwisisa. Tichaita zvakaenzanirana nemabasa amurikubata.

    Go ahead and implement as you feel. Thought you could this time be impartial and retail your credibility

  58. Muzimbo on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 1:47 pm 

    Halo please our representatives from the MDC-T what have you done with this issue. We need urgency on this matter. Plizz

  59. Chimbidza on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 2:12 pm 

    How in God’s name does anybody ever vote for a party like ZANU which is not interested in the will of the people?

  60. taona on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 3:33 pm 

    well one couldnt expect zanu to giveup power so easily, after all they are benefiting imensely from the current system of things.What we can do my fellow country men is to go out there in our numbers and vote.After that those of us who can pray and fast should do so in ernest for we are not fighting flesh and blood alone ,in God we will find victory.Homage to Proffesors John Makumbe and Masipula Sithole sadly missed.

  61. Smith on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 4:14 pm 

    lm freezing, honestly lm worried.if things are like this then l dont see the reason why we are voting.

    The worst part of it is that since this has been released yesterday the AU and SADC have done or said nothing and tomorrow we are voting on this mess.Are they going to start investigating after the elections? SADC and AU representatoves are just useless freaks!..And even him Dabengwa, why is he releasing this so late?, not to mention Tsvangirai and Welshman, what have they done about this??..Or they are just jealous that it was revealed by Dabengwa not them?..You kno if things keep happen this way then we are very much far from democracy that we are always being promised…unless if we kneel n bow our heads down and expect God to have mercy on us by doing miracles!

  62. Nehanda Nyakasikana on Tue, 30th Jul 2013 4:19 pm 

    Please remember to go with your own eversharp pen to vote.
    First person please remove the pen you find there and replace with eversharp. Ndatenda

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