Speaking after meeting President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Sadc Executive Secretary Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax said the country’s political and legislative environment is conducive for elections.
This is despite the fact that Parliament is still debating amendments to the Electoral Act which the opposition argue will not affect this year’s elections because of time. Said Tax:
As you are aware we had on observer mission here, a pre-electoral observer mission and we have shared a few issues and generally our findings are that you are set for elections. Politically, the environment is conducive, the legislative environment is also conducive, pointing to a readiness for elections and also the reform processes which are ongoing. We also have agreed on how we can work together as a region to support Zimbabwe.