The head of SADC election observer team to Zimbabwe has warned that the regional board will not endorse sham elections.

This comes after the Nelson Chamisa led MDC-Alliance raised red flags over the design of the ballot paper and security of the paper which it claims gives President Mnangagwa’s Zanu-PF party the opportunity to manipulate votes slated for 30 July, 2018.

The MDC-Alliance has been staging protests insisting that they will not allow a bogus election to steal the people’s will.

Angola’s secretary of state in the External Relations ministry‚ Tete Antonio‚ said the regional board will not endorse a sham election as their mandate was to witness a fully democratic process.

Zimbabwe’s military coup that toppled Robert Mugabe in November 2017 and political disputes in Zambia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Lesotho and Democratic Republic of Congo have cast a bad light on the region in recent months.

Pic: A byo police officer votes