Zuma calls for peaceful polls


SOUTH African President and Sadc-appointed mediator to Zimbabwe, Jacob Zuma, yesterday urged Zimbabwe to hold its elections in a peaceful manner, so they could be declared free and fair.


Zuma said Zimbabwe had done the best it could, given the short time it had to prepare for elections.

“So we would say to the Zimbabweans, please have your elections in peace so that they can be declared free and fair, so that the Zimbabweans can then face the task of reconstructing Zimbabwe and indeed proving that democracy can come back to Zimbabwe,” he said at a function in the neighbouring country.