CHINHOYI deputy mayor Brighton Mhizha was at the weekend shocked to discover that his name had been struck off the voters’ roll under as yet unclear circumstances.
Mhizha, elected as Ward 4 councillor in the 2008 polls, said he went to authenticate whether his name appeared on the voters’ roll, only to find it missing.
“On Saturday I went to the Registrar-General’s Office in town to check if my name was on the voters’ roll, but to my surprise I was told that it was not there,” Mhiza said.
“We checked through the register for Hunyani Ward 4 twice with the official, but couldn’t find it. The lady said it could have been deleted by mistake.”
MDC-T district chairman Eddie Kadewere described the incident as unfortunate and a confirmation that the Registrar-General’s Office was out to stifle MDC-T electoral support.
“How is it possible that a sitting councillor who became eligible to be voted into office on the basis that his name was on the roll does not appear (on the roll) today? Vote-rigging has already started,” Kadewere said, adding that senior MDC-T officials had been alerted of the matter.
Efforts to get comment from the Registrar’s provincial offices in Chinhoyi were fruitless.
The Registrar-General’s Office recently announced that they had struck-off over one million dead people from the voters’ roll.