MDC takes door-to-door campaign to Chiredzi

Source: MDC takes door-to-door campaign to Chiredzi – DailyNews Live

Blessings Mashaya      1 June 2017

HARARE – MDC youths plan to take their berekamwana door-to-door campaign
to Chiredzi on Saturday, as they move to urge party members to register to
vote in next year’s election.

This comes as President Robert Mugabe is holding a mega youth rally in
Marondera on Friday.

“The berekamwana campaign is meant to encourage members of the party to
take their siblings and children to register to vote in the upcoming
elections,” MDC youth assembly secretary-general Lovemore Chinoputsa said.

“We are of the view that we have reached a critical point in the history
of this country and as young people, we will not be left behind in this
historic election where we will bury Zanu PF once and for all. We are
pressing ahead with our campaign that will help us liberate the country
from the dictatorship of Mugabe.

“We are conscious of the fact that young people will play a crucial role
in the fight against Zanu PF, that’s why we are going on a drive to
recruit more people to join the fight. Young people have the
responsibility to define their future by voting out Zanu PF in the next

Recently, MDC youth leader Happymore Chidziva said it was important for
the youths to register and vote as 2018 was likely to be decided by their

A fortnight ago, Tsvangirai himself also delivered a warning to youths and
first time voters to register and vote in next year’s elections.

This comes as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has since gone full
steam with campaigns to educate members of the public on the much-debated
Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise, as national elections fast

The campaigns also come amid claims by the MDC that it has gathered
“overwhelming information” that Zec has allocated more BVR points in rural
areas than urban areas – raising fears of plans to frustrate urban voters.