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castigate illegal voter registration, call for electoral reform
Youth Agenda Trust
April 23, 2013
from Avondale and Mt Pleasant on Sunday took a swipe at suspected
Zanu-PF politicians who are allegedly smuggling people into the
voters roll without following due process. The youth who had gathered
at the Play Your Vote Sports tournament that was organized by Youth
Agenda Trust at Alexandra sports club had no kind words for the
criminal activities allegedly being perpetrated by these unscrupulous
politicians and said they have already rigged the election.
The angry youth
vowed to reject a rigged election and called on the United Nations
and International observers to quickly come through at least 3 months
before the make or break election that will replace the malfunctioning
of National Unity (GNU).
The youth also
called for the immediate overhaul of the voters roll as it is now
infested with imaginary and dubious names but at the same time eliminating
bona fide voters. They called for electoral reforms supervised by
SADC and the United Nations saying some political parties were failing
to fulfill provisions of the Global
the youth, Youth Agenda Trust Programs Manager Lawrence Mashungu
told the youth that the time for them to stand up and be counted
is now and that they have the right to demand a free and fair election.
“Look at what the youth in other countries have done of late,
just emulate that,” he said.
The youth had
this to say, “We are not happy that there are some elements
in the Inclusive government who think that they are above the law.
We would like to warn them that we will not accept a flawed voters
roll for the elections,” said Misheck Nyamukaiwa of Mt Pleasant.
Paul Bukutu of Avondale took a swipe at the illegal registration
process saying that the culprits were now becoming a law unto themselves.
“We need to separate government from our political parties.
We seriously need electoral reform before we can talk of free and
fair elections,” Bukutu said.
also of Mt Pleasant described the voter registration process as
an evil exercise that is deliberately meant to undermine the people
of Zimbabwe and called on SADC facilitator Jacob Zuma to ensure
that Harare adheres to SADC rules and guidelines on the conduct
of a free and fair election.
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