United Nations secretary general Florencia António Guterres has raised concerns about developments in Zimbabwe’s election.
This comes President Emmerson Mnangagwa was re-elected into office on Sunday.
In a statement, the SG called on political actors to peacefully settle any disputes through established legal and institutional channels.
He added that all parties must ensure that the results are a true reflection of the will of the people.
Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on elections in Zimbabwe
Florencia Soto Niño-Martínez, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General
The Secretary-General is closely following developments in Zimbabwe’s elections. He is concerned about the arrest of observers, reports of voter intimidation, threats of violence, harassment and coercion.
The Secretary-General calls on political leaders and their supporters to reject any and all forms of violence, threats of violence, or incitement to violence, and to ensure that human rights and the rule of law are fully respected.
The Secretary-General calls on political actors to peacefully settle any disputes through established legal and institutional channels, and urges the competent authorities to resolve any disputes in a fair, expeditious, and transparent manner to ensure that the results are a true reflection of the will of the people.