Gumbo said Zanu-PF does not have any problems having election observers from United Nations (UN), Asia, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), African Union and countries form BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).
“They (Western and EU) have preconceived ideas about Zanu-PF and will never recognise a victory by our leader and Zanu-PF. Such observers will sham a Zanu-PF victory because they are on the side of our rivals.
“We cannot have institutions that want to see our downfall assisting us or monitoring us. They imposed sanctions on us and they have been pushing for our ouster and for that they will not be fair in judging our elections after we win,” Gumbo said in an interview.
Britain and other EU countries as well as the US imposed targeted sanctions on Mugabe and his inner circle after he controversially beat then opposition leader and now Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in the 2002 president elections.
Mugabe has called for elections to be held this year saying the coalition government formed in 2009 had failed. The MDC’s and the civic society have however insisted on electoral reforms before elections to ensure free and fair voting.Post published in: News