(Last Updated on November 2, 2021 by zimdaily)
HARARE – United States says it is concerned by outbreaks of politically-motivated violence as Zimbabwe gears for elections in 2023. The MDC Alliance has accused Zanu-PF of targeting its leader Nelson Chamisa and his supporters when he visited Mashonaland West, Masvingo and Manicaland over the last two weeks.
“We are very concerned about reports of rising political violence in multiple provinces,” the United States embassy in Harare said in a tweeted statement.
“As Zimbabwe prepares for the 2023 elections, we urge all parties to refrain from acts of violence. Votes are won by ideas, not intimidation.”
Meanwhile, Zimbabweans in the diaspora picketed near the venue for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland to demonstrate.
However there were two camps of demonstrators – one calling for an end to targeted restrictions, whilst another calling on the Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Mnangagwa to be held accountable for injustices, violence, corruption and mismanagement of the nation’s resources.