Mugabe 'wants to win through ghost voters'

2013-07-30 08:58
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2013-07-30 08:02

Many Zimbabweans living in South Africa are traveling back to their home country to cast their vote in the upcoming election. Watch.WATCH

Cape Town – Zimbabwean voters are set to go to the polls on Wednesdays as opposition fears President Robert Mugabe has doctored the list of eligible voters to ensure be beats his rival Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, an Eye Witness News report says.

Addressing thousands of his supporters at his final campaign rally in Harare on Monday, Tsvangirai complained that he was yet to see a list of eligible voters.

The report said Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change Party had prepared papers in an attempt to secure the list on Tuesday.

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Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU), a non-governmental organisation, alleged last month that the role includes around one million dead voters or people who have moved abroad, as well as more than 100 000 people aged over 100 years old.

The MDC believes Mugabe intends using these ghost voters to secure a win in the elections.

For all Zimbabwe election stories please visit our Zimbabwe Special Report Page.

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