The MDC says there is a low voter turnout in parts of Manicaland province, but last night violence broke out in Headlands, Buhera North/Central and Chipinge constituencies, resulting in the deaths of several people.
MDC spokesperson for Manicaland, Pishai Muchauraya said it is the police themselves who have been transporting the bodies of the deceased to mortuaries.
Muchauraya said Samson Magumura, the MDC provincial youth organising secretary, was killed in Headlands constituency by ZANU PF thugs. He said Magumura’s body was taken to Rusape mortuary, while two couples were abducted and murdered also in Headlands constituency.
Muchauraya said another MDC couple in ward 7 Makoni North was killed Thursday night. But said he could not mention the names of the other deceased until he received permission from the families, because of the ongoing victimisation.
Meanwhile the MDC said there was a real sign of defiance in Mutare on voting day. Muchauraya said he could only see polling agents and police officers when he went to polling stations like Baring and Chancellor primary schools – no voters.
There was a low voter turnout outside Mutare in places like Makoni, Musikavanhu and Nyanga. It’s reported that some people were being “helped” to vote by ZANU PF agents. In other cases people were spoiling the votes by putting their “X” next to the names of both Morgan Tsvangirai and Robert Mugabe, and then writing “Mugabe must go” on the top.