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Zanu PF Meets With African Union Election Observer Team

Zanu PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo says the team made a courtesy call to get an update on the coming elections
Zanu PF spokesman Rugare Gumbo Monday met with the African Union observer mission deployed to Zimbabwe ahead of the elections.

Gumbo said three representatives from the 10-member team paid a courtesy call on him and did not discuss much with them.

"It was more of a courtesy call. They are going to be here until the elections and we will be meeting from time to time," said Gumbo.

The 10-member African Union team, whose members are drawn from country that include South Africa, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Nigeria and the Republic of South Sudan, arrived in Zimbabwe last week to assess prevailing conditions ahead of the elections.

The team, led by Kondwani Chirambo, has since met with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and other stakeholders in Harare.

The long-term observer mission will be in the country until the African Union sends another mission to monitor the elections.

Gumbo told VOA that the A-U team is satisfied with what is happening on the ground ahead of the polls.

“They think that Zimbabwe is prepared for holding harmonized elections,” he added.
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