Pressure group says SADC lacks credibility to monitor Zim elections

source: SW Radio Africa
By Tichaona Sibanda
30 August 2010

A UK based Zimbabwe pressure group, Communities Point (CP), has said the regional SADC bloc lacks the credibility to monitor elections in the country, which are due anytime after the drafting of a new constitution.

Last week the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition said SADC should monitor the country’s next vote, to stop the violence which has scarred past elections. But the chairman of CP, Julius Mutyambizi-Dewa, told SW Radio Africa on Monday that Zimbabwe should look beyond SADC and ask the United Nations to supervise the next elections instead.

‘SADC has always supervised elections in Zimbabwe in the last two decades, all of which the outcome has not been credible. Judging from their past involvement in Zimbabwe elections, I don’t know if they can be said to be a credible organisation,’ Mutyambizi-Dewa said.

He added; ‘There hasn’t been any radical transformation of the body to think that [continue reading]

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