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    Heal Zimbabwe Trust
    March 16, 2013

    Shamva - An MDC activist has been arrested at a polling station for coming to vote putting on a MDC t-shirt.

    Buhera South - In ward 33 registrar general office polling station, one soldier named Matarutsa went to vote clad in his party regalia and was turned away by the police.

    Murehwa North - Ward 2 at Madamombe Business Centre polling station recorded a very high voter turnout.

    Mt Darwin North - In ward 4 at Kapiripiri Primary School polling station, there is a high voter turnout. No single observer has passed through the police station.

    Masvingo West - An MDC official, Crispen Wedza has been arrested for putting up YES vote posters close to a polling station. He is currently being held at Mashava police station.

    Mutoko South - Chinzanga primary school polling station, light rain showers disrupted the voting process in the morning. But the rains have since stopped and the voting process has continued in peace.

    Gokwe Nembudziya - At Tsungayi primary school polling station, there were long winding queues as of 1pm. Over 300 people had cast their votes and many continue to come.

    Chiredzi - Voting has started peacefully at Mupinga Primary school, ward 4 Chiredzi East and the turnout is high.

    Mt Darwin - Philemoni Mupezeni has been taken into police custody at Rushinga Police camp for coming to the polling station clad in MDC - T regalia.

    Mutorashanga - In ward 30, Webster Farm polling station, there is a high voter turnout. There are about 5 youths whose identity is unknown taking down names of people who have voted. They are about 200metres away from the polling station.

    Bulawayo - There are stationery shortages at several polling stations in Bulawayo. Some of the affected polling stations are Magwegwe High School, Dhlamini Primary School, Queen Elizabeth, Tshabalala Hall and Nketa High School. Most areas in Bulawayo have recorded low voter turnout and the voters are mainly older men and women. Emabutweni polling station recorded the highest number of aliens turned away so far. Many college students were also turned away after attempting to vote using student identity cards.

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