Govt to review voter registration requirements
GOVERNMENT is going back to the drawing board to find a solution to challenges being experienced by potential voters as many people are unable to register for failing to produce proof of residence. Addressing the Zanu-PF leadership, which included Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa and party supporters at Fair Acres Arda Estate in Zhombe yesterday, Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration Cde Ignatius Chombo said reports on the ground indicated that people were facing difficulties to register under the new Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system. He said many people were being turned away because they did not have proof of residence. “The voter registration programme is going on well, but there are some challenges facing the people, mainly to do with the issue of affidavits for proof of residence,” he said. Read more here.