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Zanu-PF orders village heads to block members of opposition seeking to register as voters

by Stephen Jakes
19 Oct 2017 at 07:27hrs | Views
Village heads in Murehwa Ward 16 were reportedly ordered by Zanu PF leaders not to sign affidavits for known members of opposition parties who will be seeking to register as voters ahead of the 2018 elections.

"On 10 October 2017, ZANU PF ward chairperson, Temba Chimombe instructed Village heads not to sign affidavit forms for opposition party members. Chimombe also told the Village heads to compile names of everyone who registers to vote in the area," said the Heal Zimbabwe Trust.

"In Mashonaland Central, Mt Darwin North ward 5 on 09 October 2017, Councillor Rainess Ben announced during a meeting at Tsenga Primary school that all Village heads were supposed to compile names of people who would have registered as voters. On 10 October 2017, Village heads Museredza and Kabayira were seen taking down serial numbers of voter slips from people who had registered."

While in Mt Darwin North ward 33 on 11 October 2017, Village heads Chiguma and Kambewu force marched people to Bandimba Primary school to register to vote.

 "In Mt Darwin North ward 33 on 11 October 2017, Village heads Chiguma and Kambewu force-marched people to Bandimba Primary School to register to vote. The Village heads also told people to submit serial numbers of their registration slips to them after the registration process," said the trust.

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