MASVINGO - The Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) mop-up exercise which ends on February 8 has so far seen over 25 000 new voters being registered in the province.
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) provincial elections officer, Zex Pudurai said he was impressed by the latest turn out, revealing that the mop-up exercise had added a total of 25 675 to the provincial voters' roll as on January 28.
He said women had maintained their lead, with 13 849 of that number being females while 11 826 were male.
"We are likely to see an increase of people coming to register to vote from this stage up to the stage of inspection of the voters' roll," said Pudurai.
He praised the participation of the youth, saying there was a notable increase in the number of young people coming to register to vote.
"We are pleased because youths from colleges and universities in our communities are coming to register to vote in their numbers,'' he said.
Overall, the electoral body had registered a total of 5 125 631 as on January 28.local