Coalition of Democrats presidential candidate Elton Mangoma has condemned in strongest terms the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Chairperson’ Priscilla Chigumba’s trip to Russia with special adviser to the president Christopher Mutsvangwa which he said shows that the elections will not be free and fair.
“There will never be free and fair elections in Zimbabwe Coalition of Democrats (CODE) have condemned Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)Chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba’s trip to Russia with Presidential adviser Christopher Mutsvangwa to observe the just ended Russian Elections. President Mangoma together with other CODE members have noted with concern that Zimbabwe will never have free and fair 2018 elections because ZEC is not indpendent as it claims to be bt its a puppet of ZANU PF,” Mangoma said.
“Similarly with the case of Chiefs Council Chief Fortune Charumbira who accompanied Mnangagwa to the A.U summit violating the constitutional provisions that require traditional leaders to be independent . Section 280 of the constitution clearly states that traditional leaders should not belong to any political party or act in a partisan manner in the discharge of their duties or further the interest of a political party . We hope the European Union will bring an observer mission during the election period to expose ZANU PF.”