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President Tsvangirai told chilling stories of vote rigging in Gutu
for Democratic Change (MDC-T)
today continued with his tour of Masvingo province where he met
the executive members in five Gutu districts and heard chilling
stories of how the people's vote and will was stolen by Zanu-PF
31 July elections.
He was told
that in Ward 16 at Chinyayi Village in Gutu East, only two voters
found their names on the voters’ roll and managed to vote.
Other people who voted in the ward were not from the ward and voted
using voting slips.
was informed that there was heavy militarisation of the Zimbabwe
Electoral Commission (ZEC) after the army personnel took over the
registration and the voting processes while before the elections,
the soldiers moved around the districts threatening villagers of
war if they did not vote for Zanu-PF.
told the President of the massive abuse of the food aid programme
with trucks laden with grain where dispatched to the districts and
villagers were told that they would get the grain if only they had
voted for Zanu-PF.
In his response,
President Tsvangirai said the only way that the crisis of legitimacy
of the 2013 elections would be solved is through holding new free,
fair and credible elections adding that he would never legitimise
the 31 July monumental fraud.
He said he was
inspired by the unity shown by the people in the face of adversity
and urged them to remain the same in recognition of the thousands
of people who died for real change and transformation.
The people affirmed
their support and faith in the leadership of President Tsvangirai
and his lieutenants. He continues with his tour of Masvingo province
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