Results trickle in as SADC condemns polls

Sinqobile Tessa
WATCHFUL EYE: SADC's Nevers Mumba

Results from Zimbabwe’s general elections have started trickling in amid a rare condemnation by the regional bloc, SADC of how the polls were conducted.

Results released so far show that ZanuPF has maintanied its rural strongholds while the opposition, Citizens Coalition for Change has swept more than 80 percent of urban seats, both at council and parlimentary level.

The elections, though peaceful were marred by ballot paper challenges and delays in some urban areas.

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In its preliminary report, SADC said the elections fell short of the provisions of the electoral act and SADC principles and guidelines, a rare stance by the bloc which has been in past accused of turning a blind eye on Zimbabwe challenges.

Meanwhile, opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa has claimed victory , writing on X (Twitter ), ”God has remembered Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe shall be the land of the happy and free. We will unite and build our nation great.”

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