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How the PVT information was obtained

In terms of Zimbabwean election law upon closure of the polling station counting must begin immediately, and the result must be displayed outside the polling stations to public view. Candidates and their polling agents should be in attendance during the counting process. obtained the results using polling agents who were specially trained to obtain data officially displayed. This information was transmitted to a results centre in South Africa using cellphones and satellite phones to the centre which was manned by call centre operators.

Fig 1. [above] shows a typical data file showing the flow of information. Polling agents were also equipped with a camera to photograph the actual official results posted by the ZEC. These will be archived on this web site later as forensic evidence. The polling agents also counted the number of people entering each polling station.

A separate report on discrepancies will be filed on the site later. (This was taken from