Observer missions watching the numbers as they come in #Zimelectionresults

Preliminary Commission results show Zanu-PF winning the majority of seats in parliament.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission results show President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu-PF cruising to a big majority after picking up 109 seats against 41 for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change.

READ: 'ZEC's announcement a little bit premature'

EWN reporter Clement Manyathela attended a briefing by the Sadec and AU Observer mission.

He says obviously this is still a preliminary report that is why the observer hasn't said whether or not the elections were free fair and credible in their final report.

But they are saying that really apart from their concerns that they have raised around the state media's bias.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

They believe that it has been favouring Zanu-PF as the governing party in Zimbabwe. They have also raised concerns about the influence of traditional leaders on their subjects to vote for the ruling party.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

But generally, they are saying that the voting day went well and it was peaceful and they are also satisfied that there was access to the polling stations.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

To also give further analysis on Zimbabwe, Political Analyst Richard Mahomva says largely the emerging issue from political parties the is a situation whereby there is interest in wanting to expedite processes.

This is not actually new, because we have seen that even during the run-up to the election, there were eleventh-hour requests that came from that same party about the issue of the ballots.

Richard Mahomva, Political Analyst

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