Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Rita Makarau confirmed that the received the remaining 2 600 biometric voter registration (BVR) kits from Chinese firm Laxton Group. This brings the total number of BVR kits to 3 000.
She said that the blitz is now expected to begin anytime soon. Said Makarau:
I can confirm that the kits are in the country now and that at the moment they are undergoing acceptance tests by our technicians and technical experts. This is meant to see that they meet the specifications that we gave to the supplier. That process should end by Wednesday and thereafter we will know how many (kits) we are accepting out of the 2 600 that have been supplied. After that we will start transporting them to the provinces and from then onwards we should be able to launch. Of importance is that we want our voter educators to go ahead of the blitz. They should be on the ground for at least one week before the blitz.