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Community updates on the general political environment – 31
July 31, 2013
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.
At a polling station at Machaya primary school, Godfrey Magaya is
intimidating voters in the queue. He is telling people that they
be beaten up if Zanu-PF loses the election.
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
At Lisungwe polling station, voting had not yet started by 9:21am
due to the late arrival of ballot papers.
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.
At Jahunva Hall polling station, Zanu-PF supporters are campaigning
less than 200 metres from the polling station.
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.
At Mugoniwa polling station, a JOMIC observer identified as Gladys
Nyamavara was disqualified for campaigning for MDC-T at the polling
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
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
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