ZANU PF Activists Assault ZEC Employees In Epworth | Report

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) has urged the Police to deal with perpetrators of politically-motivated violence.

This comes after seven Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) employees were allegedly assaulted by ZANU PF activists on Monday in Epworth for wearing yellow reflectors while conducting voter education. The Forum said:

7 Zimbabwe Electoral Commission staffers were assaulted by ZANU-PF activists in Epworth on 13 March for wearing yellow reflectors while conducting voter education in the dormitory town.

They were bundled in a combi and assaulted by the activists led by Kudakwashe Damison, a ZANU-PF losing candidate in the 2018 polls before being dumped at Epworth Police Station.

ZEC on Sunday, 12 March commenced a mobile voter registration exercise ahead of the 2023 general elections.

ZEC said that the outreach will take place at over 21 000 centres nationwide until March.

Prospective voters are required to carry their Identity Card – metal, plastic or waiting pass with the holder’s picture – or a valid passport.

Proof of residence is required but where a prospective voter does not have one, they can sign an affidavit at the registration centre.

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