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Mutsvangwa's war vets demand electoral reforms

by Staff Reporter
03 Oct 2016 at 10:00hrs | Views
The Christopher Mutsvangwa-led war veterans' executive has joined other democratic forces in demanding electoral reforms to level the political playing field ahead of the 2018 elections.

Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association spokesperson, Douglas Mahiya yesterday urged the Zanu PF regime to heed the growing public calls for electoral reforms so that it can reconnect with the masses.

Opposition parties under the banner of the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) have been agitating for electoral reforms, but Mugabe has obstinately refused, with a senior official in Zanu PF saying "we will not reform ourselves out of power".

Mahiya said former freedom fighters, who prior to this year's fall-out with Mugabe, had been regarded as his political shock-troopers, will demand a violence-free poll

Source - Newsday