Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba has said that the commission is not directed by foreign observers. Speaking to The Herald in an interview, the ZEC leader said that while the commission does engage with the observers to educate them on Zimbabwe’ electoral laws, it is not under their control.
“foreign observers or envoys cannot place us under their direction or control but we do have engagements with them, where they try and understand our electoral laws. We try and disseminate information saying in this jurisdiction this is what the law says with regards to such and such. We are not influenced by them although they are one of our vital stakeholders and we do have discussions with them.”
On Friday, the Election Observer Mission (EOM) said that great efforts must be made to ensure public and political confidence in the 2018 elections.
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