Jul 10

Signs of violence in run up to Zimbabwean elections

News24 reports that although Zimbabwe’s election season started in a relatively peaceful way, with President Emmerson Mnangagwa in his first rally two weeks ago calling for a violence-free election, things have taken a turn. This as Zanu-PF are reported to have assaulted members of independent candidate Walter Chidakwa’s campaign team, while the Citizens Coalition for Change party claims a member of Zanu-PF fired shots at its supporters during a rally. A CCC candidate in Bulawayo also tweeted that he had narrowly escaped Zanu-PF violence during his door-to-door election campaign, and Obey Shava, a member of the CCC legal team, has been attacked by four unidentified men who broke his legs and left him for dead.