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"As 2023 Elections Beckon, Let Us Remain United And Peaceful" - President Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Zimbabweans should be united and peaceful as the country gears for the 2023 harmonised elections.

His remarks come on the back of political violence that has gripped the country as parties campaign for support for next year’s elections.

Last week, the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) claimed that there were plans to assassinate its leader, Nelson Chamisa after a suspected petrol bomb exploded at the party’s thank you rally in Chinhoyi.

The explosion came barely a month after alleged ZANU PF activists reportedly disrupted another CCC scheduled rally in Gokwe-Kabuyuni and attacked Chamisa’s convoy, leaving many people injured.

Speaking at the burial of Brigadier General Charles Kaneta on Saturday, Mnangagwa said politics should not manifest as violence and hate. He said:

As 2023 elections beckon, let us remain united and peaceful as Zimbabweans across political and social spectrum. We must never allow political contestations to degenerate into violence and hate. I commend churches and all religious organisations for praying and interceding for our nation as well as other national institutions that are advancing peace, harmony and prosperity In our nation.

President Mnangagwa’s administration has been accused of ignoring violence against opposition figures, but rather further perpetuating it.

The escalating violence has also increased fears that Zimbabwe could hold a disputed election.

The United Nations Human Rights Office, OHCHR, this year expressed concern over the recurrence of disputed elections in Zimbabwe increasing the probability that the southern African country’s 2023 elections will be supervised by the international body.

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24 Comments

Novel: where crocodile roam. 4 months ago

He smiled at me while he held a knife 🗡 behind his back waiting for me to turn my back to him and leave.


Surprised Onlooker 4 months ago

How can we be united while some are imprisoned for pet issues is the way we promote unity infact are we free or under bondage you can't tell.

ED Shweeee 4 months ago

Onlooker, ndookubatana kwatiri kutaura ikoko. Vamwe takaenda kuWhawha, vamwe kuGonakudzingwa. veCCC ngavabatsnewo nevamwe vaenda kuChikurubi, tobva tanyatobatana pahuro

Ama2k 4 months ago

ED gara pasi unyarare, peace ipi yaunoziva iwe uri zimukuru racho reviolence. but this time muchadura henyu chakatadzisa imbwa kuseka kunyenama Ichigona...2023 mukabirira yese yese tichaita.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

I commend His Excellency Advocate President ED Mnangagwa for his remarks concerning violence in general.

However, the president must condemn violence as soon as it has happened. There was violence against CCC political party several times in Gokwe, Mutoko, Wedza and most recently in Chinhoi. My wish is for the President to hit the iron when it is still hot.

When I address him as, His Excellency Advocate President ED Mnangagwa, I am acknowledging that, although I support CCC political party, he is my national/state President and I should give him due respect.

I hope that His Excellency Advocate President ED Mnangagwa will continue preaching as our state President. He must at times take off the ZANU PF jacket and put on his national or state President jacket like what he did at this hero's burial.

[ MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, PRESIDENT MUST WEAR HIS STATE JACKET ].

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


AU 4 months ago

It seems you are somehow confused, there sentiments by ED are meant to clear the air and appear as if he is innocent. May i ask you. Did ED walk the talk. A person who joined CCC because he has been offloaded from Zanu-PF cannot be trusted to be a reformed true CCC member. You still have Zanu-PF DNA

4 months ago

Iwe Sonboy uri huya kwese,madiro awunoita ED anongowonekwa by your salutations. Whats Advocate about this rapist, looter and murderer. Stop sitting on the fence unopfurwa nerhekeni by both sides. Ed does not practice what he speechifies at funerals, but goes along with what his foot soldier Mudha preaches kuti Zanu chete ndiyo inofanira kutonga.


wizzy 4 months ago

the RGM never raises hz hand lyk wat ds so called ED does..


idhyoty 4 months ago

same same na id amini


Da Truth 4 months ago

Bushman the animal is an animal Clary


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,,,, dott 4 months ago

We salute u mr President toda runyararo muchatonga henyu kusvika mupinde muguva


Surb 4 months ago

Mr president runyararo munongoruzivira mkutaura but ndoona sekuti mumoyo menyu mnotoda kut dai tese tafa masra mega nekut hutsinye hwamunahwo ummm kna nyoka inosara pasi zvayo ummm

CHANGOTI CHITONGAI KUSVIKA MOYO WENYU WABVUMA KANA KUT MWARI VAFUNGA KUTI MUCHIENDA KWAMAKAKODXERA

.GOD BLESS YELLOW ZIM


Vhayorenzi 4 months ago

No to parbrick viorence


Mugo Dhoyi 4 months ago

40+years after independence,vanhu vachiri kurohwa kunzi support party yakaunza rusununguko? Shame.Still far away from civilization. Just do good and deliver on your promises and electorate will naturally vote for you.Accept change if people are craving for it.

2023 VOTE FOR CCC RESOUNDINGLY


Job sikhala 4 months ago

iwe mbwa nyarara 40+ yrs dzaunoziva kup mwana wazuro asi ndizvo zvawaiiudzwa nambuya vako vakafa ne**** imbwa yemunhu CCC ahisikuita violence irikurova journalist ane mhosva yei amutadzirei iye Chamisa akatotarira vanhu vachirohwa woti ndipresident iyeye ko mari yamakati irikupiwa family yana job Sikhala iripi vanhu varikufa nenzara imi murikudya zvinonakaka mhuri yaJob ichirara nenzara

Skalazi International 4 months ago

ED will never in history be recognized as a statesman. No sane historian will allot any kudos to a man who plunders the country's economy. He says let's be peaceful but under darkness he instructs his thugs to beat,butcher and butter. ED will go in the same class as Yoweri Museveni,Idi Amini,and a host of other dictators.


ED Shweeee 4 months ago

Hazvina basa izvo. Chero ndiri kuluma.
And Sean, ED Jnr and 100 other children wont ever have to work

The Adjudicator 4 months ago

Speak it Mr President!
Let Chamisa know that kuState House kure!

VIVA ED!
ED PFEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Pfepfepfe!!!!


ED Shweeee 4 months ago

I don't mean it, this is only for public relations purposes.
Otherwise rakashai vanhu


DR WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

UNGADE URUMENDE YAKASVONAKA KUPFURA APA UNGAIWANEPI KANA KU KA ccc AKUNA YAKADERO, YAKI INO YAKANAKA YAKASVONAKA ZVEKUTI HEKI

Ndini wenyu
Dr William Sonboy Chinembiri
[THE BUSH LAWYER].


ED Shweeee 4 months ago

Very good Bush Lawyer.
You are on my shortlist for Minister of Injustice or Monster i/c See-Ten after erections in 2023.

Well done . Keep it up


DR WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

Thank you very much sir down

ZANU PF PF other faction 4 months ago

Ndiwe muroyi wher is Dzamara now detain Job for nothing woti no to violence iwe wakabata demo usadero iwe wavemunhu mukuruyarapsne vazukuru mdhara 80 years uchingoita zvisina basa tendeuka unamate kwete zveunanga izvo n


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

There is nothing wrong with my saltations ? The state President is correctly addressed as, "His Excellency" followed by his credintials, where ever you go unless if you want to belittle him.

If CCC President, Advocate Nelson Chamisa wins the Harmonised Elections in 2023, as it looks like, ZANU PF supporters will be "forced" by the law to correctly address him as, "His Excellency Advocate Nelson Chamisa," because that will be his entitlement.

Then there are those of you who asked if the president is going to walk the talk. That is exactly what we want to see if he is now going to walk the talk. I explained clearly that the President wears two jackets, as president of ZANU PF and as State President. I encouraged the President to wear, more often than not, the state jacket as he did at the burial.

I do not deny that I have DNA for ZANU PF. Most Zimbabweans have ZANU PF DNA because MDC was formed around 1999/2000 or thereabout. Infact, I have DNAs for ZAPU, ZANU, UANC, ZANU, ZANU PF, MDC ALLIANCE and currently CCC political party. I an experienced politician who has never held any political position in all the parties I have gone through. I have been an ordinary supporter or "a home supporter", if you like and I take pride in that.

[ KUFUNDA HAKUPERE ].

[ I AM FOR THE PEOPLE, FOR THE COUNTRY, FOR THE LAW ].

[CITIZENS MUST REGISTER TO VOTE AND VOTE CCC POLITICAL PARTY FOR REAL CHANGE].

Yours faithfully
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].



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