Civil society roll out 'Feya feya' election campaign

BULAWAYO - A pro-democracy group has  launched a campaign aimed at promoting peaceful, free and fair elections.

Dubbed “Feya-Feya”, the campaign was launched by Okay Machisa, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition chairperson, who said the initiative was predicated on leveraging possibilities of Zimbabwe’s transition  to democracy.

“Feya-Feya is a sound but simple messaging platform where the concept of credible, free and fair elections is captured and popularised in a simple manner that is friendly and accessible to an ordinary Zimbabwean,” Machisa said.

“We want to tell all those who want to steal elections through unorthodox means that we are watching you as we also strive to ensure the people’s vote is protected and respected.”

The Crisis Coalition boss said the objective of the campaign was to increase citizen participation in electoral processes and to mobililise national and international support for peaceful, free and fair elections.

“We want to advocate  for peaceful elections and mitigating the impact of violence and intimidation in the country as well as campaigning for a conducive operating and political environment ahead of the elections,” Machisa said.

He said their aim was to turn the Feya-Feya campaign into a national anthem in the run up to the crunch harmonised election, adding they were apolitical in their operations.

“I also want to make it clear this campaign has nothing to do with any political party as all political parties are going to receive our demands as well as our regalia” he said.

The massive launch was attended by over 150 civil society organisations drawn from across the country.

Comments (5)

The is a good idea

Maxwell Chigwida - 28 June 2013

Yes, Feya-feya is the way to go because....Vanhu Havachada zanupf!!

Stop-a-Thief - 28 June 2013

This is an mdct project, we are aware, that is why in the meeting u were refusing to castigate intraparty violence in mdct, however it's coming a little too late. My advise is enjoy the 2,5mil from donors and don't fool the people.

Bruno - 29 June 2013

Thanks for this wonderfull message of fairplay across the board ,lets not look at who is funding it as long as their message is being accepted by all players ,VIOLENCE NOT GOOD TO ANY ONE

tonnyi - 29 June 2013

Thanks for this wonderfull message of fairplay across the board ,lets not look at who is funding it as long as their message is being accepted by all players ,VIOLENCE NOT GOOD TO ANY ONE

tonnyi - 29 June 2013

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