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Community updates on the general political environment - 16 July
July 16, 2013
In Chitepo village, Zanu-PF youth, Elias Madhlazi and Simon Madhlazi
are intimidating people and threatening them with violence if Zanu-PF
loses the elections.
In the Greenfall community (former Arda-Chisumbanje), a Zanu-PF
member, Enock Porusingazi is intimidating MDC-T supporters. He is
threatening that his party will repeat what it did in 2008 if they
do not vote for Zanu-PF in the July 31 elections.
Chief Karakadzai Madhuku is threatening MDC supporters who live
in Bitcon (Manzvire) area. He said that in the event Zanu-PF does
not win the elections, the people would face hell soon after the
Mudavanhu Mudzamiri a soldier who supports Zanu-PF in the area from
4.2. Barracks, Zanu-PF youth chairman Kudakwashe Manjengwa and a
Headman, Albert Nyanda were at Gapare Business Centre harassing
villagers today. They were telling villagers that if they still
want to live, they should support Zanu-PF.
Chikwerengwe Polling station had run out of ballot papers by 11:38am.
The station only served 10 police officers and three were turned
away as they were not registered to vote. Of the 15 envelops that
were supposed to be at the station, one went missing.
War Veterans have established an intimidation base camp at Gondwi
primary school. The leaders of the camp were identified as Gift
Gapare and Tiketi. Colonel Mudyahoto is also going round the community
telling MDC-T supporters to remove their posters before his party
is enraged with them.
Olen Teta, an MDC supporter was forced to remove his party regalia
today by Isaac Gana a Zanu-PF candidate.
Members of the Police force were patrolling the community with Zanu-PF
members today, telling villagers that everyone should vote for Zanu-PF
during the election or face eviction from the area. Some of the
members of the police were clad in Zanu-PF regalia.
About 50 soldiers and war veterans were patrolling the area today
singing Zanu-PF praise songs and removing MDC- T posters.
Chief Chiswiti, who is pro Zanu-PF, told villagers of Kambanje area
in the morning that he is planning to attack Taurai Nyoni (an MDC-T
supporter) today during the night for refusing to denounce his political
Zanu-PF supporters were tearing down MDC-T posters today.
Mrs Mnangagwa and Zanu-PF youths were removing all the MDC-T posters
today and replacing them with Mnangagwa and Mugabe’s posters
who are all Zanu-PF aspiring candidates.
Samson Zhoto, Tazvi Museki and Retired General Elison Gokova are
threatening people and telling them to vote for Zanu-PF or they
risk losing their lives.
Zanu-PF activists today banned MDC- T supporters from wearing their
party regalia in the area.
Zanu-PF youths were intimidating and threatening community members
with death if Zanu-PF loses the coming
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