The ruling Zanu-PF party has said that the European Union Election Observer Mission (EU EOM)’s final report which stated that the July 30 harmonised did not meet international standards, was just the opinion of the EU. Zanu-PF secretary for Legal Affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana said the party was happy with the outcome as SADC and the African Union (AU) had endorsed the election. Said Mangwana,
It is their opinion and it remains so. We are measured by Sadc and AU standards and we met those standards. The AU and Sadc said so. We cannot be measured by standards we know nothing about.
However, Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo refused to comment saying,
Talk to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they can help since these were observers and would have given them the report before publishing it. On behalf of the party, we need to study it, the context as well as why they are saying so.
Paul Mangwana is a Zimbabwean politician and lawyer. Mangwana is a member of Zanu-PF and the party's Secretary for legal affairs. He is a member of the party's central committee. Mangwana was a co-chair of the Constitution Select Committee charged with the drawing up a... Read More About Paul Mangwana
Simon Khaya Moyo is a politician and spokesperson of Zanu-PF and the former Minister of Energy and Power Development. He is a former ambassador of Zimbabwe to South Africa. Read More About Simon Khaya Moyo