In an interview with The Chronicle yesterday, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) Acting Chief Elections Officer Mr Utoile Silaigwana said the Constitutional Court’s ruling dismissed claims that the commission rigs elections.
Silaigwana also said foreign observer missions had endorsed Zec saying it conducted the elections professionally. Said Silaigwana:
Zec has been vindicated by the Constitutional Court which shows that Zec conducted this election in terms of the Electoral Law. The election was credible hence it was also proved through the petition which went through the Constitutional Court. The lessons we are learning through inviting observers is that it is important to have observers as most of them have given us the thumbs up on the electoral process. It’s a lesson that we need to stick to the Electoral Law as was done. We are still to get the full reports. But from the preliminary reports we have received, the observers are saying the elections were conducted professionally.