Zesn deploys 6 500 observers

Source: Zesn deploys 6 500 observers – DailyNews Live

STAFF WRITER      27 July 2018

HARARE – Zimbabwe Election Support Network has trained and will deploy
over 6 500 observers in all the 1 958 local authority wards of Zimbabwe
comprising static (polling station based observers), constituency and
mobile observers.

Zesn, a coalition of 36 nongovernmental organisations working on the
promotion of democratic elections in Zimbabwe is observing the 2018
harmonised elections scheduled for July 30, 2018.

“ZESN calls upon the electorate to go out and exercise their right to vote
and ensure that peace prevails before; during and after the elections.

“In addition, political parties must ensure that the electorate exercises
their right to vote without intimidation and fear of retribution.

“As part of its mandate to gather and disseminate credible electoral
information, Zesn will be releasing regular statements and information
updates throughout the entire polling process,” said Zesn in a statement.

Zesn is committed to promoting democratic elections in Zimbabwe and is
also convening the Election Situation Room, grouping of over 40 civic
society organisations.