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ED to Zimbabweans: Behave, show hospitality to international poll observers

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Anna Chibamu

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged Zimbabweans to show hospitality towards international observers who are coming to observe 2018 polls due in few weeks’ time

Zimbabweans will, on July 30, elect a new government after the army deposed former president Robert Mugabe last November.

Most of the observers who include those from the European Union (EU) and SADC are already in the country assessing the situation on the ground.

Speaking at the burial of John Chimbandi at the National Heroes’ Acre in Harare on Sunday, the President reiterated the call for a free, fair and credible election.

“As we herd towards the harmonised general elections on the 30th of July, 2018 let us show the world that democracy has come of age and has matured through peaceful, democratic, transparent, free, fair and a credible election process.

“Allow me to call citizens once again to display the same commitment, both in words and deeds to peace, peace, peace and unity. The world is watching, but more importantly, our people deserve a mature support as we solicit their support and vote.

“Let us demonstrate our hospitality to our visitors who will be observing our elections. Let us show them that Zimbabwe is in a new era and show that we are a cultured people,” said Mnangagwa.

“Allow those coming to observe elections to acquaint themselves with our electoral laws and regulations so that they honestly and honestly weigh and determine any complaints from whatever quarter against reasonableness in terms of our law.

Mnangagwa also Chimbandi as a strong revolutionary cadre who had Zimbabwe at heart throughout his life time as shown by the sacrifices he made towards the country.

“I knew Chimbandi as a quiet and unassuming man with a strong revolutionary background always keen to advance the interests of the country. His hard work, persistence to work right up to the end. I challenge all Zimbabweans abroad and locally to use your skills to advance the growth of this country,” said the President.