Complaint No: ZHRC/CHI/0012/18 Key Issues  Political rights – Section 67 (2) (c) Constitution  Electoral malpractices – Section 281 (2) & 156 (c) Constitution  Freedom of Assembly and Association – Section 58 Constitution THE COMPLAINT 1. Complaints of alleged forceful collection of serial numbers from community members in Marondera Rural (Rapids Farm), in Bocha Marange and Mutasa Districts of Manicaland Province were lodged with the ZHRC. 2. The violations are alleged to have been committed during the Biometric Voter Registration Exercise (BVR) in 2017 and the BVR mop up exercise in 2018. The violations are alleged to have been committed by Village Heads, Councillors, Chiefs and ZANU PF district chairpersons. 3. The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC/Commission) began its investigations into the matter in November 2017. The relevant respondents were afforded the chance to state their side of the story. Witnesses for the complainants and respondents were also interviewed. National Legislation Constitution of Zimbabwe Act 20 of 2013 Traditional Leaders Act [Chapter 29:17] Zimbabwe Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13] Regional Instruments African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights International Instruments Universal Declaration of Human Rights International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Page 2 of 10

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