SADC monitors for Zim poll

HARARE: Zimbabwe's government has signalled that it will not allow monitors from outside the region to watch this year's elections, state media said on Sunday.

"Why should we be monitored by other countries outside the Southern African Development Community (SADC) when we are a sovereign state?" Vice-President Joice Mujuru was quoted as saying in the Sunday Mail.

The 15-member regional bloc brokered a coalition government between President Robert Mugabe and his arch rival Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in 2008. Mujuru said countries that have imposed sanctions against Zimbabwe wanted to "impose themselves on our national election processes to influence the outcome in their favour".

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