In Epworth, families have been gathered at an open space in Epworth to wait for transport to the show grounds in town. Schools were disrupted and reports from Epworth are that children fainted as they waited, in the sun, for public transport. They have been waiting for transport since 6am and could not get help as buses were diverted to the Zanu PFs event.
In Budiriro, Zanu PF thugs have assaulted one Abednico Munda of Budiriro 3 accusing him of not following orders to attend the Zanu PFs anti-restrictive measures campaign. He was then bundled into one of the vehicles diverted for Zanu PF campaign purpose. He managed to escape after a while to seek medical attention.