Chimhangwa explains the genesis of the biometric voter registration (BVR) system and its contested use in the latest national election in Zimbabwe. The system, focused on facial recognition, was touted as a way to eliminate voter fraud. But as Chimhangwa says:
Human rights advocates reported to Chimhangwa’s publication that the system represented “compromised integrity” and “questionable business agreements” between Zimbabwe, China, and Chinese companies.
As Human Rights Watch Southern Africa Director Dhewa Mavhinga told Global Voices: