Civil society lobbies African Union

Civil society organisations attended this week’s African Union meeting to ensure that the next elections are held under a conducive political environment.

Dewa Mavhinga
Dewa Mavhinga

Dewa Mavhinga, the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition official coordinating the AU lobby, said his delegation would impress on the AU leaders that Zimbabwe had not yet instituted sufficient reforms to guarantee democratic, non-violent, free and fair elections.

“The constitutional reform process is yet to be finalised, while several critical legislative and electoral reforms remain outstanding. The infrastructure responsible for widespread electoral violence remains intact and active and the leadership of the army and the security forces remains politicised and blatantly partisan towards Zanu (PF),” said Mavhinga.

“We therefore call on the AU, as a guarantor of the Global Political Agreement and coalition government, to put on record its commitment to ensuring that Zimbabwe gets full support to deliver credible, democratic elections that meet the AU’s own requirements,” he added.

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