Addressing senior police officers in Harare yesterday on Electoral Laws and Policing Elections in Zimbabwe ahead of the 2018 elections, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Rita Makarau confirmed that they signed a contract with Chinese firm, Laxton Group of Companies to supply Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits, which are expected in Zimbabwe in August.

Said Makarau:

We have now signed a contract with a supplier of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits as of now and the kits should be supplied in terms of that contract. And we are firmly on our way to going biometrical in terms of voter registration. The contract was signed with Laxton Group of Companies which is from China.

Makarau also urged Zimbabweans to go and register afresh as voters due to the introduction of BVR.