Traditional leaders should not be partisan – SEOM

The SADC Election Observation Mission  (SEOM)today urged traditional leaders to desist from being partisan but rather be gorvenors of the customary laws in the country.

Addressing the press today on the findings of the election,the head of the mission said some stakeholders had raised concerns on this issue as political leaders were interfering in politics infavour of the ruling party.

The head said political leaders were said to have some influence in political intimidation.

SADC Electoral Observer Mission has commended Zimbabweans for conducting themselves in a peaceful and exemplary manner before and during the elections

The SADC Electoral observer mission noted that the elections were held in a peaceful environment largely conforming with domestic laws and the revised SADC guidelines on elecions.

Observer Mission has urged Zim to expedite alignment of laws to the Constitution. They called on ZEC to release the voters’ roll early and to adopt a proactive communications strategy SADC says at all polling stations observed, all V11 forms were signed by election officials and party agents.

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