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Zanu PF official intimidates villagers at community meeting

by Stephen Jakes
21 Oct 2017 at 07:03hrs | Views
A Zanu PF official reportedly intimidated villagers at a community meeting by demanding their voting slips serial numbers.

Heal Zimbabwe Trust reported that in Gokwe North ward 36 Zanu PF member, Edson Chiherenge intimidated community members during a community meeting conducted at Chikova garden on 9 October 2017.

"He ordered community members to submit serial numbers of their registration slips soon after completing registration to their village heads and Zanu PF cell structures. Chiherenge further highlighted that the BVR process will detect where people would have voted for," said the trust.

"In Gokwe North ward 36 on the 9th of October 2017, Councillor Charles Mapishu intimidated village heads during a meeting conducted at Mhumha Primary School. Councillor Mapishu instructed village heads to ensure that they collect serial numbers of registration slips from community members who would have registered to vote. He further highlighted that the BVR machines will detect and disclose candidates whom people would have vote for"

The trust also said in Gokwe North ward 13 Zanu PF member Kanongovere Hofisi on the 10th of October 2017 ordered community members in ward 13 to submit serial numbers of their registration slips to him immediately after registration.

"Kanongovere also informed community members that the BVR kits also allows Zanu PF to detect candidates that people will vote for on the day of the election," said the trust.

"In Gokwe Nembudziya ward 24 on 09 October 2017, ZANU PF ward chairperson Christopher Matsike announced to people who were registering to vote at Ukomo Primary school that they should submit serial numbers of the registration slips to him."

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