Zanu-PF voting irregularities at district council elections cause internal conflict

As the national Zimbabwean elections creep closer, incidents of election irregularity cause dissent within communities on a grassroots level.

In this clip, a local district council election turns tense as the voting official announce that there are not enough ballot forms for the election but insist on proceeding with the process regardless thus excluding many of the voters in attendance. The crowd gets angry as they are robbed of their choice to choose their district councillor and argue with the official from the ruling party who insist on them voting anyway as their “duty” to the party.

A level of internal dissent in the community shows itself in this incident and raises questions of how effectively, and fairly, the national election will be run when even a small community struggle to cast their votes due alleged bad planning on the part of government officials.

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