The role of chiefs to strengthen democratic processes at grassroots

The Election Resource Centre (ERC) welcomes the pronouncements made by Chief’s Council President Chief Fortune Charumbira denouncing politically motivated violence during elections, an end to politicisation of food aid as well as the call for citizens to be united. ERC has been engaging all electoral stakeholders to ensure a level playing field for the attainment of credible, free and fair elections in Zimbabwe.

The ERC applauds the Chief’s position at a time when the country is gearing up for impending by-elections and the 2023 Harmonised elections. The ERC encourages traditional leaders to uphold the dictates of the law and continue to unite communities.

Consequently, the ERC reminds Chief Charumbira to be exemplary as the President of the Pan African Parliament to comply with the dictates of the Constitution of Zimbabwe as directed by the High Court of Zimbabwe in 2018 following his partisan statement in support of ZANU PF which promotes an uneven political and electoral playing field.

Source: Election Resource Centre

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