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Obasanjo describes Zimbabwe elections as credible

Thursday 1 August 2013 05:49

Kenneth Makatees

AU observer mission head Olusegun Obasanjo is expected to release the mission's full report in a few days' time.(SABC)

Head of the African Union observer mission to Zimbabwe and former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo says based on his observations on Wednesday’s elections were credible.

Obasanjo is expected to release the mission's full report in a few days' time. This as chairperson of the Zimbabwean Electoral Commission Justice Rita Makarau has described the elections as free and fair. She says she's confident that reports by observer missions will vindicate her.

The emphasis by observers all round was that the election was peaceful with thousands of Zimbabweans turning out to vote until late on Wednesday night.  

Counting has started at voting stations around the country after the polls closed.  Makarau says they will investigate allegations of fake registration receipts and missing ballots papers and the number of people turned away. Makarau again refused to answer all questions on the voter's roll referring them to the Registrar general.

Results from individual polling stations will start emerging as each voting station has to by law post the result out the station.

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