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Deliberately disenfranchised

HOME Affairs co-Minister Theresa Makone has raised fears that some people who registered under the mobile and the 30-day voter registration exercise may not find themselves on the voters’ roll, especially in the MDC strongholds.

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Makone said there appears to be a deliberate attempt by the Registrar General’s office to disenfranchise people, hence the calculated ploy not to release the final voters’ roll on time.

“By now the final voters’ roll should be out and people should have been accorded an opportunity to check if their names appear. I am therefore urging those who registered to keep your slips because you may need them when you find your names not on the voters roll on Wednesday,” she said.

Makone, who is the MDC-T candidate for Harare North, also said there was evidence to suggest the country had more than one voters’ roll as evidenced by two registers she got for her constituency on April 15 and 17. The first voters roll had 13 000 people but the number had shot up to 27 000 two days later.

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