Zimbabwe: Zanu PF plots to register all refugees at Tongogara Refugee Camp: MDC-T

Published: 25/Sep/2017
Source: NewsDay (Harare)

MDC-T yesterday claimed to have exposed a Zanu PF sinister plot to register all refugees at Tongogara Refugee Camp in Manicaland as potential voters and manipulate them to vote for the ruling party in next year’s elections.


Addressing an MDC-T campaign rally in Musikavanhu constituency at the weekend, the party’s shadow Chipinge West legislator, Sibonile Nyamudeza said they had received reports that Zanu PF was trying to manipulate the refugees to vote.


MDC-T Manicaland provincial spokesperson, Trevor Saruwaka said there was nothing wrong in registering aliens, but claimed it was illegal for Zanu PF to register them for political expediency.

“My message to those refugees, who are being enticed to vote for Zanu PF because they are trying to facilitate their citizenship, we say no. Zanu PF has kept them as refugees for a long time and they should have given them the citizenship long time back,’’ he said.

Read further: https://www.newsday.co.zw/2017/09/zanu-pf-plots-register-refugees-tongogara-refugee-camp-mdc-t/

Themes: Voter Registration, Nationality and Refugees
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2017