BREAKING : ZEC Chair Justice Rita Makarau resigns

ZEC Chair Justice Rita Makarau has resigned from her post with immediate effect.

The reasons for Makarau’s decision are still unclear at the moment, although her intended resignation is linked to the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe and the defeat of the G40 Faction. The sources say that Makarau’s deputy, Emmanuel Magede would take over on an interim basis until a substantive chairperson is appointed.

The opposition has called on Makarau to retire from ZEC on a number of occasions accusing her of being too close to Zanu-PF and former president Robert Mugabe in particular. She has also faced allegations of being “captured” by the Generation 40 (G40) Faction. Most G40 members have since been expelled from Zanu-PF with some of them being banned for life.

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