Anti-riot police called in at voter registration centre as people become angry

Anti-riot police were called in at a Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) registration centre in Mbare after prospective voters became restive.

MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu who was at the centre when police arrived, told NewsDay that people became angry after waiting long hours. Said Gutu:

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There is chaos. There is just one machine being manned by three people yet there are hundreds of people outside. The service is painstakingly slow and people are obviously very angry and they become very restless. What surprises me is that anti-riot police came to disturb people and people scattered, it’s like a war zone.

More: NewsDay

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Mbare is the oldest high-density residential area in Zimbabwe. It is located on the southern side of the city about 5 kilometres from the central business district of Harare and is one the most talked about areas in the city. The settlement is home to... Read More About Mbare

Obert Chaurura Gutu is a Zimbabwean lawyer, politician and a former member of MDC-T where he was the party's vice president. He was vice to party president Thokozani Khupe. Gutu resigned from the party on 18 January 2020 for what he said were "personal and... Read More About Obert Gutu

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is an independent body which controls and or manages all election processes at all levels in Zimbabwe. Despite being registered as a non-partisan body, ZEC has been criticised for aligning itself with the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU... Read More About Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

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Anti-riot police called in at voter registration centre as people become angry