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Feya Feya - 11 principles we abide by
in Zimbabwe Coalition
July 01, 2013
1. That all
members of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) don’t show
favoritism whenever they are carrying out any of their duties.
2. That the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and the government allow
all political parties and all citizens to have a fair and equal
chance to be covered in the public media; meanwhile they must protect
journalists so they can work freely and without fear as stated in
Section 61 of our Constitution.
3. That the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission uses all its powers and
authority to permit every observer, whether local or regional or
international, to operate freely and without fear of being excluded,
threatened or arrested.
4. That the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission always transmits and tallies
the votes in any election in a transparent and timely fashion and
make certain that they announce election results within 5 days of
the polls as required in the amended Electoral
Act and in our Constitution, within 5 days of the polls.
5. That everyone is free to decide whom they prefer to vote for
without fear of being harmed or threatened and the Zimbabwe Electoral
Commission must protect the voter by ensuring that they can vote
6. That the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission acts with honesty and
integrity in counting every vote to ensure that everyone’s
vote counts so that the outcome is a fair one reflecting the true
wishes of the people and that the results can be irreversible.
7. That members of the police, army and other security services
don’t show favoritism whenever they are carrying out any of
their duties so that no one feels afraid of fully participating
in elections especially women, youths, people living with disabilities
and other vulnerable groups.
8. That the Police and prosecuting authorities allow civil society
organizations and citizens groups to do their lawful work without
any hindrance or harassment and that the police do not allow themselves
to be manipulated into arresting innocent people to serve political
9. That Electoral Stakeholders such as Political Parties, ZEC, Government
Institutions, the Media and the Judiciary, use their words and deeds
to create a conducive environment for the holding of free and fair
elections, to live up to the SADC
Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections.
10. That all contesting political parties and stakeholders in the
elections should make sure that all eligible and willing citizens
of the Republic of Zimbabwe, are allowed the opportunity to enjoy
full and equal participation in the elections without being restricted
11. That international actors and solidarity partners do not encourage
our country to make compromises that promote a lower standard which
is outside the agreements of our regional blocs as expressed through
Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections and
The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.
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