The Herald (Harare)

10 June 2013

Zimbabwe: No European Observers At Our Polls - Zanu-PF

Photo: Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
Voting in Zimbabwe.

ZANU-PF national chairman Cde Simon Khaya Moyo has reiterated that countries that imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe will not observe the forthcoming elections due by end of next month.

He made the remarks when diplomats from the European Union paid separate courtesy calls on him at the Zanu-PF headquarters this morning.

"As a country this is not the first elections that we are having since independence and at no time have we been told that we are not able to hold them," he told Germany's Regional Director for Sub Saharan Africa Mr Egon Kochanke.

"Countries that imposed sanctions on us will not observe our elections because they cannot be seen to be fair. We are very principled on this one. We want to work with everyone but certainly not with countries that have declared illegal sanctions on us."

Cde Khaya Moyo later told Spain's deputy ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ms Ximena Sartori that Zimbabwe would not change its position.

"We are concerned about those countries that imposed illegal sanctions on us so we are not going to allow them to come and observe our elections.

"This is a Zimbabwean election, an African election which we are going to conduct in the manner of free and fair elections," said Cde Khaya Moyo.

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