Pretoria - The highly-anticipated Zimbabwe's first presidential elections in the post-Robert Mugabe era will be credible, free and fair, the country's Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo said on Monday.
"Zimbabwe is preparing for harmonised elections around July or August, and we believe that the election is going to be free and fair ... a credible election. We have allowed anybody who wants to observe our elections to come in so that they can really see for themselves," Moyo said speaking to journalists in Pretoria on the sidelines of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers.
"The winner is going to be the winner -- without any limitations. We are saying everybody (should) come and observe. We are saying, the benchmark we are going to be using is the SADC guidelines for elections. That's what everybody must use. SADC is where we belong, that is why we are here."
Moyo said the elections will also be in line with the African Union prescripts and guidelines.
Regarding the atmosphere in the post-Mugabe era, Moyo said the small southern African nation was moving on perfectly.