Harare — The Embassy of Angola in Harare Monday hosted a meeting of a group of African ambassadors to Zimbabwe to assess the Saturday's Constitutional referendum in that country.
The meeting was attended by the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)'s executive secretary, Tomaz Salomão.
Speaking to ambassadors accredited to Zimbabwe, Tomas Salomão praised the peaceful and orderly way the Constitutional referendum went.'
He considered it to be a crucial step for the future of the country, adding that it has paved the way for election in the country.
Tomaz Salomão underlined that he will draft a report on what the SADC observers saw about the referendum, to serve as a working instrument to help the troika of Zimbabwe process observers (Tanzania, South Africa and Mozambique) to adjust the data for the preparation of the election set for late 2013.
Meanwhile, the SADC executive secretary called on the Zimbabwean authorities to act with tact and refrain from excessive zeal, both in urban and rural areas.
Tomaz Salomão was apparently alluding to a Sunday night's incident that resulted in the arrest by the police of four people from the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)'s headquarters, including a human rights activist.
Currently, a Constitutional referendum vote counting is in progress.
Angola was part of the group of SADC observers, with a delegation headed by ambassador Virgílio Faria.