Prison sources said they were given their forms on Friday to distribute among prisoners in the complex.The prisoners were forced to sign the petition without any resistance.The prison guards signed the forms under the watchful eye of senior officer in Charge Christine Manhivi.
” Prisoners who included those on remand were also forced to sign the forms.We have all the details of these imnates so it was easy to compile the list. There were no questions on the matter. It is mandatory for everyone ” said the sources who spoke on conditions they were not identified.
Prison officers told Radio Vop that the exercise will also be done at Hurungwe prison about 50 kilometers out of Karoi town.
“ We are being monitored closely by prison security officers who want to prevent us from leaking information to the media ” said another prison source.
Youths activists in Karoi have also embarked on a door to door campaign to collect signatures that will be forwarded to the host countries including Britain, USA among others as well as European Union.
The EU and the United States imposed targeted sanctions against Zanu (PF) leaders and businesses linked to the party as punishment for human rights violations.The targeted sanctions do not affect ordinary Zimbabweans with no links to the party.Since the sanctions were imposed in 2002, Zanu (PF) including President Robert Mugabe have been barred from travelling to those countries.Mugabe has only managed to attend meetings organised by the United Nations.