Day End By-Elections Update 10 June 2015
In Zabagwadi area, a ZANU-PF Election Committee member identified as Japhet Moyo was ordered by the police to leave the polling station after he was seen taking down names of people who had voted.
There are trucks moving around the area with some unidentified persons telling people to go and vote.
Voting is going on peacefully with a low voter turnout.
At Kahonde Primary School polling station, Romeo Chinhanga, Kudakwashe Mushawezaru and Honest Chitimbe were attacked by a group of ZANU -PF supporters in a green twin cab led by one Chinjai Kambuzuma. They were attacked for distributing posters clad in Temba Mliswa’s regalia. In their defence, the youth said they were 300m away from the polling station. No police arrests were made.
A man identified only as Nigel and ZANU-PF Provincial Commissar Chinjai Kambuzuma are moving around intimidating and harassing villagers. During the run up to the 2015 by-election, Nigel broke the hand of Eria Chikumbwende because he supported MDC-T. The case was reported to the police but no action has been taken to date.
At Mpoperi Primary School polling station, the Village Head Mr Joel Nyagweta and a lady identified as Sharon Chitewe were writing the voters names. However they were ordered to leave the polling station by police and no arrests were made.
At Mt Camel Secondary School, Peter Mupeya and Mrs Mwataliwa who are part of ZANU PF candidate Christopher Chingosho’s campaign team, were writing people’s names as they were entering the polling station. They were later ordered to leave the polling station by the police.
Voting is going on peacefully with no incidents of violence recorded
Voting is going on peacefully with no incidents of violence reported.