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Red Finger Campaign - Referendum update 4
March 16, 2013
Shamva - An
MDC activist has been arrested at a polling station for coming to
vote putting on a MDC t-shirt.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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