June 10 By-elections Report
On the 10th of June 2015, 16 National Assembly by-elections were held in line with the Electoral Act (Chapter 2.13) and the Constitution of Zimbabwe section 129. Heal Zimbabwe Trust (HZT) observed these elections to monitor the electoral environment, particularly the extent to which the electoral atmosphere allowed voters to cast their ballots in a free environment without fear of victimisation or any form of violence. Key environmental aspects that were under observation include physical violence/assault, intimidation, torture, abductions, arson and electoral motivated sexual violence among other electoral related human rights violations. We also observed the conduct of electoral officials, political parties and candidates.