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  • Zimbabwe's Elections 2013 - Index of Articles

  • Community updates on the general political environment – 31 July 2013
    Heal Zimbabwe Trust
    July 31, 2013

    Muzarabani North

    Ward 2
    At a polling station at Chiriga primary school, there is a high number of people who are claiming they cannot read nor write so they are being assisted to vote.

    Muzarabani North

    Ward 27
    At a polling station at Machaya primary school, Godfrey Magaya is intimidating voters in the queue. He is telling people that they will be beaten up if Zanu-PF loses the election.

    Ward 5
    At Kapembere polling station, aspiring Zanu-PF councillor identified as Mutunda Rason is intimidating voters in the queue. He is telling them that there will be no peace in Muzarabani if Zanu-PF loses the election.

    Chipinge South

    Ward 30
    At Lisungwe polling station, voting had not yet started by 9:21am due to the late arrival of ballot papers.

    Zengeza 3

    At Gomba shops, an aspiring Zanu-PF Member of Parliament identified as Kahanana is intimidating people. He is saying he will unleash violence in the area if they do not vote for him.

    Gwanda Central

    Ward 4
    At Jahunva Hall polling station, Zanu-PF supporters are campaigning less than 200 metres from the polling station.

    Zvimba South

    Ward 34
    At Trilon primary school polling station, a group of Zanu-PF youths led by a chairperson identified as Makey are campaigning less than 200 metres from the polling station. They are handing out Zanu-PF t-shirts and fliers with photos of their candidates.

    Buhera North

    Ward 13
    At Mugoniwa polling station, a JOMIC observer identified as Gladys Nyamavara was disqualified for campaigning for MDC-T at the polling station.

    Chegutu West

    Ward 17
    At Dombwe, Msengezi secondary school and Mahwanda primary school polling stations, a group of Zanu-PF members were asking people to register their names before they vote. The group of youths was led by Tongai Mukwesha, Thumelo Zinundo, Frank Sayeni, Joseph Matola and Fainos Ndlovu. They were threatening them with death if Zanu-PF loses the elections. The matter was reported to Chegutu Police station. The three groups were then dispersed by the police who also confiscated their books.


    Ward 11
    A JOMIC monitor identified as Victor Muchavhaira has been arrested at Citrus polling station for allegedly dropping MDC party fliers within the prohibited radius. Accused still detained at Chinhoyi police station.

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