By Zakhele Maphosa Published: August 6, 2013 | ZimEye
In this article ZimEye reveals the name of a woman who died in 1997 and yet she ‘voted’ in this year’s elections right from her grave. This came as it was also reported that “the oldest person who voted in Zimbabwe’s July 31 poll is135 years old and still serves in the Zimbabwe National Army.”
A total of 59 ID cards have been discovered at pollings stations in the satelite town of Chegutu since last week Wednesday, ZimEye can reveal. Of these, 75% are dead citizens.
52 ID cards were discovered at around 8am last Thursday morning and 7 others were noticed in the morning of Friday last week.
At the time of writing, more ID cards were reportedly being picked and taken to the police station.
But the MDC-T party says many MDC activists have been harassed by the police upon reporting these discoveries.
One Chegutu resident, Mr Edward Dzeka revealed to ZimEye in an exclusive interview his aunt Mrs Constance Matsvimbo whose ID card is among the 59, actually died way back in 1997 and her ID was submitted to the Registrar General way back then as is required by law when they were handed a death certificate but has since resurfaced at a polling station 14 years after her death.
“When Tete vangu Constance Matsvimbo died we surrendered the ID at the registrar to get a death certificate,” he said.
ZimEye is in the process of collating the total count of discovered IDs. More to follow…
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