SADC says Zimbabwe election 'free and peaceful'

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Posted: Aug 02, 2013 6:55 AM
SADC says Zimbabwe election 'free and peaceful'

HARARE (Reuters) - Observers from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) described Zimbabwe's elections on Friday as "free and peaceful", giving qualified praise for a poll dismissed by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai as a "huge farce".

"We would like to congratulate the people of Zimbabwe for holding a free and peaceful election," the observer mission said in a statement.

(Reporting by Cris Chinaka; Writing by Ed Cropley; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)