20 December 2012

Zimbabwe: MDC Congratulates President Zuma's Re-Election

press release

The MDC National Council congratulates African National Congress (ANC) President Jacob Zuma on his re-election this week as President of the party.

The MDC also congratulates other ANC members who were re-elected or were newly elected into the ANC Top Six leadership to serve the party and their country for the next five years.

The party commends the ANC for holding a successful 53rd conference in Bloemfontein. As the MDC we have full confidence in President Zuma who, as the SADC appointed facilitator, has the duty of ensuring that Zimbabwe is ready to hold free, fair and legitimate elections in 2013.

The MDC's position before holding legitimate elections in 2013 is that there is need to have security sector realignment where the military and security institutions will not be involved in the electoral process at all.

The party reiterate and reaffirms its position that elections are not an event but a process that must be guided by a crystal clear roadmap that guarantee a free, fair and legitimate elections.

The MDC calls for a fresh voters' roll and the reconstitution of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) run by civilians.

The MDC National Council which met in Harare yesterday reaffirmed the party's position that it is ready for free and fair elections based on a clear roadmap, underwritten by SADC and the AU the guarantors to the Global Political Agreement (GPA).

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