There is every sign that these elections will never be free nor fair, Tanzanian Foreign Minister Bernard Membe told a news conference on behalf of a peace and security troika of nations from the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Membe said he and the foreign ministers of Swaziland and Angola would write to their presidents so that they do something urgently so that we can save Zimbabwe.
SADC is sending monitors to Zimbabwe for the June 27 vote. Membe said their judgement on the conduct of the poll was based on evidence from 211 observers already inside the country.
Some of the observers saw two people shot dead in front of them on June 17, Membe said.
Tanzania says Zimbabwe election unfair
HARARE - Zimbabwe's run-off presidential election next week is very unlikely to be free and fair, a group of southern African ministers said on Thursday, in the strongest regional condemnation yet of pre-poll violence.