Wow, what a day!
Epworth Overspill Shops was a buzz of activity on Saturday, 23 June at the launch of Go Zim’s Get Out and Vote campaign. Thousands of people visited the venue throughout the day, many signing a pledge to vote in peace at this year’s election.
The aim of the Get Out and Vote campaign is to encourage citizens who are registered to vote to do so peacefully on 30 July. There is a lot of disinformation being spread around Zimbabwe which is why Go Zim, along with Heal Zimbabwe Trust, Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and the Election Resource Centre Zimbabwe, is on a mission to ensure the electorate that no one will know who they voted for.
Throughout the launch event, members of each organisation, as well as popular musicians, took to the stage to encourage voter participation and share the #VoteInPeace message. The crowd was treated to performances by Winky D as well as Kinnah, Silent Killer, Jah Signal and Lady Squanda.
Watch below to see Winky D get the crowd grooving – this is the reggae-dancehall legend, after all:
Scroll down to see what went down throughout the day:
#GoZim – Get Out the Vote Campaign Launch in pictures.
— ERC (@erczimbabwe) June 24, 2018
Several youths in #Epworth have already started pledging for peace ahead of the Get out & Vote campaign launch #iVote4Peace2018 !#ShowUp @rashidmahiya1 @NPRCZim @crisiscoalition @cbnyathi @P_VanDamme_EU @kubatana @NewsDayZimbabwe pic.twitter.com/3AVaxTGSUi
— Heal Zimbabwe (@HealZim) June 23, 2018
It's all happening in Epworth, #Harare today at the Get Out and Vote Campaign Launch. Come down and sign a pledge to vote in peace, take a selfie to show your support and dance the afternoon away! #GoZim #VoteInPeace #ZimElections2018 pic.twitter.com/Ehmu3ts1tn
— Go Zim 🇿🇼 (@GoZim2018) June 23, 2018
— 263Chat 🇿🇼 (@263Chat) June 23, 2018
— ERC (@erczimbabwe) June 23, 2018
Thanks to everyone in Harare who came out in support of peaceful voting, it was a great day.
The campaign will be making its way across Zimbabwe in the lead up to Election Day and, to find out where we will be next, follow us on the platform of your choice: Facebook / Twitter / WhatsApp* – or watch out for our Get Out and Vote fleet in your area:
*To keep up-to-date with election news on WhatsApp, add Go Zim’s number – +263 77 491 5091 – to your contacts and send us a message saying “subscribe”.