The spokesman for Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party says he is confident this year’s general election will be peaceful and credible.
“We are prepared and geared for elections. As far as our party is concerned, we have done everything humanly possible to ensure that peace prevails so that we have credible elections,” said ZANU-PF spokesman Rugare Gumbo. “So we are right now in the process of encouraging people to register as voters.
“We are quite optimistic that the elections will be free and fair,” Gumbo said. “What is encouraging us is that we have had two visits by top American diplomats [who came] to encourage us to ensure that the elections are free of violence,” he said. “And this is very important for us that America, particularly the black community, they are beginning to realize that things in Zimbabwe are not as bad as has been portrayed.”
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