Douglas Mwonzora the secretary general of the MDC-T has said that his party was going to protest peacefully against the government’s ongoing biometric voter registration. The MDC-T is contending that the process was imposed on the people and has been deliberately slow in order to frustrate urban voters.
We have to go into the streets and peacefully demonstrate against the attempts to steal our vote because this voter registration battle is the Waterloo and Mugabe, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) and Zanu PF know it.
People are not begging to be registered but they are demanding their right to register and vote and they must be given their rights. Shortly we are going to advise on the dates and venues of mass action and no one is going to stop us
People are being frustrated by the slow pace of the registration and in urban areas, especially in Harare, an average of 72 people are being registered daily while hundreds are being turned away.
There are no servers and we don’t know where this information is going. While ZEC is training voter registration officers we do not know where they are drawing them from.
The strategy of both ZEC and the regime is very simple they want to discourage people from registering to vote. They want Zimbabweans to give up on voter registration and therefore abandon voting altogether.
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