- President Kenneth Kaunda speaks to Black journalists (FCN, 11-18-2003)
- FinalCall.com Special Report on Zimbabwe (FCN, 11-05-2002)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (PANA)–The South African government said recently that the outcome of the recent parliamentary elections in Zimbabwe was a credible reflection of the will of the people of Zimbabwe.
In a statement issued after a meeting in Pretoria, the cabinet said it noted the conclusions reached by various observer missions on the conduct of the elections, including those from its own government, the Southern African Development Community, the African Union and other bodies within Zimbabwe.
“Government agrees that the outcome of the elections was a credible reflection of the will of the people of Zimbabwe. However, while welcoming these improvements, government has noted the issues raised by other role-players, such as discrepancies in counted votes and the number of people who were turned away from polling stations for various reasons,” a cabinet statement said.
Pretoria said it would continue to work with the main parties in Zimbabwe as part of the collective regional and international efforts to assist them in finding solutions to the national challenges of economic growth and development, as well as in pursuing the common approach among them to seek a new constitutional dispensation.