Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Low turnout in vote to name murderers

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira in Mwanza

Few urban dwellers took part in the vote on contract killers in Mwanza region yesterday, it has been learnt.

A survey conducted by The Citizen at various polling stations situated at primary schools in Mwanza City indicated that between one and two dwellers cast their vote by noon yesterday.

Mwanza regional commissioner, Dr James Msekela, admitted that the voting exercise was not successful in urban polling stations because the witchcraft-associated killings mostly affected rural areas.

However, hundreds of residents turned out for the vote in Geita, Misungwi and Kwimba districts with some of the polling stations asking for additional ballot papers.


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