Johane Masowe weChishanu church leader in Marondera, who is also a Zanu PF candidate for Marondera Central constituency, Lawrence Katsiru is terrorissing residents ahead of the by election slated for September 20.
According to the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) was sending youths to check on the people who have registered to vote in the by-election.
“Last Friday morning (the 28th of August 2015) the Zanu PF candidate for Marondera Central constituency, Lawrence Katsiru allegedly sent Zanu PF youths to check on the number of people who had registered to vote in the by election scheduled for the 19 September 2015,” ZPP said in a statement.
According to a statement by ZPP, the youths visited Marondera suburbs of Dombotombo, Yellow City, Rusike Phase 1 and Morningside where they demanded voters’ registration slips.
ZPP named Wiseman Rumwenje, Maria Hove and Margaret Phiri as leaders of the youths who were moving around with three counter books recording names of people who had registered.
The youths were allegedly noting down voters’ registration numbers. They allegedly said the registration details were going to be checked after the September 19 by-election and those who are not on the list would be followed up.
According to the report, Katsiru has vowed to deal with those who will try to stop him from becoming a Member of Parliament.
Zimbabwe elections, since 2000 parliamentary election, have been characterised by intimidations and in some cases people have lost their lives as the ruling party and opposition clash.