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Officials frustrate and turn away aspiring voters
in Zimbabwe Coalition
May 10, 2013
First time voters
who went to Rusununguko Primary School in Mufakose, mobile voter
registration centre, to register to vote in the forthcoming
harmonized elections were today made to wait for hours in long
queues before being eventually told to try other registration centres.
Some of the aspiring voters at the centre told the Crisis Coalition
team they had come from as far as Kuwandzana and had tried to catch
the early bird in order to get registered as a voter.
Some of the
frustrated prospective voters claim that after submitting their
proof of residence documents they were made to wait longer without
being notified of the next stage of the process. They also claim
that some of the people were turned away after failing to provide
their landlord’s national identity number.
simply asked to wait in the queue since morning. Since then no one
came back to tell us what to do since this is out first time to
be involved in this process. We really want to register so that
we can elect a leader of our choice, but with this kind of confusion
this process is likely to yield more frustration than registered
voter”, said frustrated man in the queue.
that authorities had announced that the registration centre was
closing as they had reached the maximum number of people they could
process per day.
The mobile voter
registration exercise started on April 29 and will end on May 19.
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