The opposition MDC-T has claimed that is has uncovered a plot by the ruling Zanu-PF to register all the refugees at Tongogara Refugee Camp in Manicaland as potential voters in order to have them vote for Zanu-PF. Chipinge West legislator, Sibonile Nyamudeza said
I have just received a report from my sources in the United Nations department claiming that Zanu PF wants to allow refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia to register and vote for Zanu PF.
I am told they are very serious, some of them are in the process of getting plots and villages would be set for them, the move is dangerous we would be defeated.
MDC-T Manicaland provincial spokesperson, Trevor Saruwaka said:
My message to those refugees, who are being enticed to vote for Zanu PF because they are trying to facilitate their citizenship, we say no. Zanu PF has kept them as refugees for a long time and they should have given them the citizenship long time back.
However, Zanu PF provincial youth chairman, Mubuso Chinguno dismissed the claim saying:
They are failed politicians, they just want to create confusion. They fear being defeated, we are going to Mutasa Central and Musikavanhu and we are going to win all the constituencies in Manicaland