Zimbabweans based in the UK deliver petition demanding to be allowed to vote from their host nations

A group of Zimbabweans based in the United Kingdom signed a petition under the banner of Zimbabwe Human Rights Organisation (ZHRO) and handed it to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, demanding that they be allowed to vote in next year’s elections from their host nations.

A protestor, Kingstone Jambawo appealed to other Zimbabweans to join in the protests. Zimbabweans in the diaspora are entitled to vote by the 2013 Constitution but Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede recently threatened not to align the provision, with the provisions of the Electoral Act. Currently, Zimbabwe, through the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, affords civil servants serving on foreign missions a right to vote, while those living and working abroad are denied the same right.

More: NewsDay

 

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