NGOs have warned that efforts by President Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party to push for elections in 2011 are likely to cause a slide back to the 2008 era of Zimbabwe's socio-economic and political crisis.
The National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO) Western Region chairperson, Godwin Phiri, says a recent annual general meeting of the organisation has resolved to advocate for a delay in the holding of the polls.
Phiri argues that stakeholders that attended the conference in Bulawayo had been unanimous that the country was not ready for the holding of elections.
"The NANGO directors that met in Bulawayo recently agreed that the situation in the country is still not yet ripe for elections," says Phiri.
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