AN independent candidate contesting in a Chinhoyi by-election has raised a complaint with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) accusing his Zanu PF rival of bussing potential voters from the town and surrounding farms to register as voters in the contested ward, Ward 15.
BY NUNURAI JENA
Benny Rabi, a former MDC-T councillor who registered as an independent after the opposition party refused to participate in the by-elections slated for
this month-end, has accused the Zanu PF candidate Innocent
Mangwanya of stuffing the voters’ register with names of people from outside the ward. Mangwanya yesterday denied the allegations.
In a letter to Zec, Rabi claimed that Mangwanya had registered over 300 outsiders as residents of Ward 15 at Shackleton Mine. The seat fell vacant following the death of Zanu PF councillor Moffat Munyaradzi in December last year. Voter registration ends today. A Zec official who only identified himself as E Kusikwenyu confirmed receipt of the complaint.
“Yes, I received a letter but I forwarded it to my superiors who will deal with the matter,” said Kusikwenyu