500 buses, security details for SA immigrant voters

R&M Writer

A barely known group known as Zimbabwe Immigration Federation has claimed that it will provide 500 buses to allow for members from South Africa to come and vote in August 23 elections.

As of last night, details were not quite clear as how this would be executed and the legalities around the ambitious and unprecedented move.

Zimbabwean laws do not provide for diaspora voting, but citizens are free to come and vote in areas where they are registered.

Speaking to Review and Mail , Zimbabwe Ambassador to South Africa David Hamadziripi said that they are not aware of the development they need to check the authentic of the statement.

There has not been any arrangement for mass transit of voters, in what would be a huge logistical and security issue.

But the ZIF, through a statement said that they were inviting all Zimbabweans dwelling in South Africa to come and vote.

“We managed to secure the buses from well-wishers and the corporate world and we are now appealing to our country men to use the opportunity to vote,” Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Immigration Federation, Luke Dzviti.

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