Former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane, has told President Emmerson Mnangagwa to “stop using state apparatus” if he is serious about free and fair elections.
Maimane’s remarks come as the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has blocked three Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) rallies -Gokwe, Marondera and Binga – for allegedly failing to meet minimum requirements. He said:
If you are serious about free elections then you don’t use the state apparatus to ban your rivals from holding election rallies. You don’t send goons to attack them during their events. Zimbabwe will be free and you will not stop the people Emmerson Mnangagwa.
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Zimbabwe is gearing for 26 March by-elections to fill vacant Parliamentary and council seats that became vacant following the deaths of some individuals who had been elected and the recalling of many MDC Alliance members by the MDC-T.