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MDC-T to Get Voters' Rolls for Constituencies Holding By-elections

MDC-T spokesman Douglas Mwonzora (Sebastian Nyamhangambiri for VOA)

The Movement for Democratic Channge led by Morgan Tsvangirai says it is happy that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has finally invited it to collect copies of the voters’ rolls for Mt. Darwin West and Chirumhanzu-Zibagwe, ahead of by-elections expected in the two constituencies.

The by-elections will be held to replace former Vice President Joice Mujuru and Deputy President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The by-elections are expected to be held on the 27th of this month.

MDC-T spokesman Obert Gutu says party secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora was expected to collect both the hard and soft copies of the voters’ roll Monday after the commission finally succumbed to the party's pressure.

Reached for a comment, Mwonzora said they paid $15 for the hard copy and $12 for the electronic version but were yet to receive the copies.

The MDC-T had refused to participate in any elections unless its demands for reforms, including having copies of the voters’ roll were first met.

But the opposition party has been demanding copies of the voters’ roll for some time without any success.

“Our computer experts will first study the electronic version to check whether it is genuine before we make any decisions, but also remember that our congress last year made a resolution that we will not participate in any election without reforms,” says Gutu.

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