MDC-T takes Mugabe to court to stop voter registration

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MDC-T Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora told Studio 7 that they are taking President Robert Mugabe to court following his proclamation of dates for conducting biometric voter registration by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) ahead of the crucial 2018 general elections.

Mwonzora argues that ZEC is not yet ready to register voters since it is still training people who will register voters. He also points out that ZEC has not yet received all the machines for conducting biometric voter registration and severs for storing the collected data. Other respondents to the MDC-T court application are ZEC and Justice Minister, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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Douglas Mwonzora is a prominent politician affiliated with the Movement for Democratic Change, he is also an advocate. Read More

Robert Mugabe is a Zimbabwean revolutionary and statesman who has been President of the Republic of Zimbabwe since 1987. Previously, he was the prime minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence until 1980. He is also the co-founder of the ZANU-PF. By different sections of people both locally and abroad, Mugabe has been viewed as both a ruthless dictator and champion of the previously marginalised interest of the majority black people. Most recently he is most known for leading Zimbabwe into one of its worst periods economically, but also leading the crafting of the land question through the Third Chimurenga exercise of the 2000 - 2010 decade. Read More

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a politician and member of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF). He was appointed as the country's Vice president in December 2014. He had been a cabinet Minister since Zimbabwe attained independence in 1980. He is also the Minister of Justice for Zimbabwe. On 12 August 2017 he was rushed to hospital during a Zanu-PF rally in Gwanda. Private and online media reported that Mnangagwa had been poisoned but Government representative David Parirenyatwa dismissed the reports three days after the incident stating that he had had a severe bout of vomiting and diarrhoea. On 16 August 2017, Christopher Mushohwe said that doctors in South Africa said that Mnangagwa had eaten stale food. Read More

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