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Chiwundura by-election peaceful

by Stephen Jakes
16 Jul 2017 at 09:08hrs | Views
Heal Zimbabwe has declared the Chiwundura by-elections on Saturday as peaceful.

the trust worked in collaboration with the Election Resource Centre (ERC) and Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (Zimrights) to monitor the Chiwundura by-election.

All the polling stations closed at 7pm and the counting of votes has commenced. Heal Zimbabwe had a mobile team and 70 trained Human Rights Monitors deployed at every polling station

"Generally, the electoral environment was peaceful with no recorded incidences of violence in the areas visited by Heal Zimbabwe. Heal Zimbabwe recorded one notable violation in ward 10 at Gambiza shopping Centre where ZANU PF youths were seen distributing maize and urging people to vote for the ZANU PF candidate, Brown Ndlovu.," said the trust.

"Heal Zimbabwe commends supporters of participating political parties for shunning violent behavior and other electoral malpractices. Heal Zimbabwe will produce a more detailed report of the by election. Heal Zimbabwe will continue advocating for violent free elections under its National Peace campaign dubbed 13 Million Voices for Peace."

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