15th May 2013
- Mandiziba in Bulawayo says he’s frustrated with the way the voter registration process has been conducted. He says despite spirited efforts to check if his name is on the voters’ roll, he has not been able to do so, as his landlord is based in South Africa. He wants the programme to be extended, the proof-of-residence requirement revised and registration officials urged to be professional. Makhandeni in Kadoma says only those who arrive at registration centres in ZANU PF trucks are being served by officers. He says two weeks ago, ZANU PF officials collected information about people’s political affiliation, and they are using this information to ferry their supporters to registration points, while those who arrive unaccompanied are turned away.
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- The MDC-T chairman for Manicaland province, Julius Magarangoma, says that with the whole world keeping a close eye on Zimbabwe during this year’s election, violence will not be an option for ZANU PF. This is why the authorities are making such a determined effort to stop as many would be voters from registering as possible.
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