|Bishop Alexio Churu Muchabaiwa (Diocese of Mutare, Zimbabwe)|
signs the IMBISA document to be presented to the ZEC
Yesterday afternoon the delegation from IMBISA met the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) to explain the reason of our presence in the country and to learn from the own experience during presidential elections.
"IMBISA has formed a committee of Bishops to monitor elections in the region. The same committee is tasked with lobbying and advocacy for free and fair elections in the region. So far the committee has visited Mozambique, South Africa and your country. We will be visiting other countries as well. Thank you for having us.
In our current visits we have spoken mainly about Zimbabwe, which will soon hold its national elections. We are now all familiar with how controversial elections in Zimbabwe can be. This time, however, there is a concerted effort to come up with credible elections to enable the country to move ahead beyond the current crisis. This is the reason why we too are here, to ask you to lobby your government to help Zimbabwe realize free and fair elections."
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