“Respectfully madam, I want the electoral commission to tell us here present who called for this recount – was it themselves or the Zanu-PF?
And I want to see the written application for a recount. Was it submitted less than 48 hours after the original vote? If not, this recount is illegal. I also want to know if the original results recorded will be produced?
And where have these ballot boxes been kept? And who has had access to them? And if there are any differences between the original results and what we see today, I want you madam to hold an inquiry to find out why.
Until these questions are answered the MDC takes part in this recount under protest.” (Deputado Lovermore do MDC in The Guardian)