ERC condemns intimidation of election observers

The Election Resource Centre has issued a statement on continued intimidation of ERC observers and staff.

This comes after around 40 employees of the ERC and the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) were unlawfully detained on Wednesday.

In a statement, ERC said obsevers have been summoned to polling stations to sign new V11s result forms and also being summoned to bring any phone used to communicate with ERC offices on election day.

The statement added that the intimidation of obsevers  has had a detrimental effect on the freeness and fairness of elections.