Mid- Day By- Election update 10 June 2015

Dzivarasekwa

Some 6 registered Polling Agents representing independent candidate Herman Tonderai Karimakwenda, were not allowed to enter some polling stations.

The Presiding Officers at Dzivarasekwa Number 4 Government Primary, Gombo Primary and Yemurai Primary School denied the polling agents access to the polling stations arguing that they were not registered specifically there. In addition, people in those areas were ferried by lorries to vote. Those who did not have Identity Documents (IDs) were turned away.

Headlands

Ward 14

At Headlands Business Centre Polling station, voting is going on well.

Ward 10

At Domborembizi Primary School ZANU-PF members Simon Buwu and Norah Mandivheyi are writing names of people who are voting.

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission has deployed observers at polling stations where complaints are being submitted.

Hurungwe

Ward 16

Village Heads Marimo, Masarakufa and Hwendere are stationed at Nyadara Business Centre where they are recording names of voters before and after voting.

Ward16

At Nyadara Primary School polling station about 60 youths have been turned away after their names were not found on the voters roll. Those turned away are suspected to be Temba Mliswa’s supporters. In addition, Village Head Muyindisi was bringing villagers in groups for voting at Nyadara Primary School but was turned away by the police who threatened him with arrest. The police went on to disperse other groups that were at the primary school.

Ward 16

At Vambe Polling Station, Village Heads Temba Kachingamire and Chawasarira rounded up and organised people in groups of seven to go and vote for Keith Guzah. They stated that failure to comply will result in them being be chased out of the village.

Ward17

At Murapa Primary school polling station, Village Head Chamunorwa stated that youths from Sengwe area clad in Temba Mliswa’s campaign t-shirts have been deployed in Murapa area where they are telling villagers to vote for Temba Mliswa.

Kambuzuma

The ZANU-PF candidate for Kambuzuma Tinashe Maduza is moving around the area campaigning at the various polling stations.

Ward 14

There are people being ferried to polling stations by a ZANU-PF youth identified as Morris. Police officers were also seen in the vehicles that are ferrying the voters. Voters are reported to have received instructions on who to vote for before proceeding to cast their vote.

Tsholotsho North,

Ward 5

At Mcetshwa Primary School polling station, people are voting in accordance to ZANU PF cell structures with each cell being led by its Chairperson. This arrangement was made so that if one member of the cell does not go to the polling station, they are easily identified.

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