The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has cancelled the mobile Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise in Victoria Falls which was scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.
In a statement, the electoral body said the mobile BVR exercise which was meant to be conducted at Mosi-Oa-Tunya High School was no longer going to take place. ZEC said:
The ZEC registration that was scheduled for Mosi High has been rescheduled for another date to be advised. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
The development was confirmed by Mosi –Oa-Tunya High School headmaster Roland Sibanda who said ZEC notified the school on Monday after citing transport challenges. Said Sibanda:
They notified me yesterday because I had given them the venue at the school. They told me that they were not given the promised car to use as theirs has a breakdown and is supposed to be towed to Bulawayo anytime for fixing.
The mobile exercise was meant to target eligible voters who have not managed to travel to Hwange where the ZEC district office is located.
The exercise was triggered by concerns that Victoria Falls residents were travelling 100km to Hwange to register at the ZEC district office.
Registration is, however, continuous around the province where BVR kits are available at static sites at Zec’s district offices in Binga, Bubi, Hwange, Lupane, Nkayi, Tsholotsho and Umguza.