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Zimbabweans secretly vote in Mozambique elections?

by Mandla Ndlovu
15 Oct 2019 at 14:31hrs | Views
MDC Deputy Spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka has alleged that some Zimbabweans secretly voted in the Mozambique elections held on Tuesday.

Said Tomborinyoka, "We have it on good authority that the government has assisted Zimbabweans in ward 11 of Mutasa Central as well as those in the Hauna and Chivhanga areas to register and vote for FRELIMO in the Mozambique election."

Tamborinyoka could not explain more where he got the information from.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 6PM with the law allowing 15 days for results to be announced.

Analysts have said even if current President Philipe Nyusi wins, as expected, Renamo wants to win local elections in its traditional strongholds, giving it control over provinces for the first time since the civil war ended in a truce in 1992. Renamo fought Frelimo for 16 years from 1977 to 1992 in a Cold War conflict that killed about one million people. It ended in a truce but sporadic violence has flared in the years since including after Renamo challenged election results in 2014.

Under the peace deal signed in August this year, provincial governors will now be picked by the main party in each province, rather than the government in Maputo  an opportunity for Renamo to gain long-thwarted representation.

Source - Byo24News
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