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Zimbabwe Briefing - Issue 113
in Zimbabwe Coalition (SA Regional Office)
July 01, 2013
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have expressed consensus on the need for the country to hold free
and fair, or ‘Feya Feya’ elections as the power
sharing Government established in February 2009 comes to an
of National Unity (GNU) followed the signing of the Global
Political Agreement (GPA) on September 15 2008 and a disputed
presidential run-off poll on 27 June 2008
preceded by violence which according to some sources claimed
about 200 people.
of the online survey, Do We Need Free and Fair Elections This Year,
will be released as part of commemorating the disputed elections
of June 2008, bringing into focus the need for free and fair elections,
or ‘Feya Feya’ elections when Zimbabweans vote for President,
Members of Parliament and Local Government later in the year.
poll condemned by both African Union (AU) and the Southern African
Development Community (SADC) necessitated the latter, the regional
bloc to mediate between the three governing parties, Zanu-PF and
MDC formations through the mediation of former South African President
for launching a nationwide campaign for free
and fair elections spearheaded by civil society called Feya
Feya, first scooped in newspaper story that appeared in The Herald
in May, gather momentum this week.
which was floated at a civil society indaba in Bulawayo from Wednesday
June 26 to Friday June 28 involved a jamboree of events including
a media reception, civil society conference and a public launch
at the small city Hall.
Now fully fledged
the campaign first saw the light of day in the State-controlled
media amid falsehoods of a US$ 2 million project of foreign-engineered
illegal regime change machinations. Feya Feya will publicize the
principles of free and fair elections as guided by Zimbabwe’s
SADC Guidelines and Principles Governing Free and Fair Elections
and related AU frameworks as well as resolutions to be drafted by
civil society delegates.
The online survey
carried by the CiZC shows that 94.91 percent of the respondents
canvassed by the CiZC as sponsors of the research, when asked what
kind of elections the next Zimbabwean elections should be, chose
Feya Feya (free and fair elections).
In a sign that
the Feya Feya initiative could receive support from ordinary Zimbabweans
and was in sync with their aspirations, 94.91 percent of the respondents
to the survey said they would support a nationwide campaign for
free and fair elections.
Related to this
aspiration, 64.69 percent said they would like to receive more information
from CiZC as the commissioners of the survey on findings and election
related campaigns and information.
Members of the
civil society recently petitioned the SADC as guarantor of the GPA
to ensure free and fair elections in Zimbabwe ahead of the bloc’s
Summit in Mozambican coastal capital Maputo on June 15, which affirmed
the need for a conducive environment and critical reforms ahead
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