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Shots fired outside polling station in key Zimbabwe by-election

Zimbabwe ruling party supporters fired shots to scare off opposition supporters at a polling station on the first day of a by-election in the central town of Kadoma, the opposition claimed. Charles Mpandawana, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) candidate, told AFP by telephone that war veterans loyal to the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) had also “sealed off” Kanyemba polling station. “War veterans in ZANU-PF vehicles have barred the road to Kanyemba polling station. They fired two shots in the air to scare our supporters away,” Mpandawana said. There were no reports of injuries at the polling station, located on a farm on the outskirts of the town. Police spokesman Wayne Bvudzijena could not confirm that shots had been fired outside the polling station. “We haven’t received that report,” he told AFP. Full Story

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