Govt Condemns Posting Of Fake Results on Social Media

Government would like to urge political leaders and party members and supporters to manage their electoral results expectations with sanity as the country awaits completion of tabulation of votes cast in the Fresh Presidential Election.

Desist from announcing fabricated results- Botomani

Since voting closed at 6 PM on Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, social media has been awash with fabricated figures said to be results of the election.

Further, Government has learned that prior to voting, some people photocopied blank MEC result sheets which are being filled with the fabricated election results in order to confuse people.

 Like this, the public is being led to believe the fake results because they look genuine on a MEC form.

Government would like to urge party leaders and supporters to desist from posting and circulating fabricated election results as this has potential to undermine the integrity of the electoral process.

This is also recipe for violence when MEC announces true results different from is circulating on social media.

Finally, Government would like to appeal to all media houses to desist from announcing fabricated results being circulated on social media.

Mark Botomani, MP

Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communications

3 Responses to "Govt Condemns Posting Of Fake Results on Social Media"

  1. jane ansa   June 24, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    awa unduna udakali ndikuwona ngat zinthu si zili mbali yawo mulungu wawakana

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  2. Ron   June 25, 2020 at 7:35 am

    Should we say this paper ipitilira after chigumulachi..

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  3. John Phiri   June 25, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Is it true that MEC should be holding on to the electoral results since yesterday morning. Ifeyo we had all the results from all the districts by yesterday evening and we knew who has won. Why behave so stupidly? You mean it will take you another 24 hours to just ADD figures from the districts? Or else between districts and the Tally centre people will vote again? In this age of IT learn to reduce processing time. Company itha kugwa with such type of thinking capabilities

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