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President Mnangagwa Reiterates His Call For Tolerance And Peace Ahead Of 2023 Elections

President Mnangagwa Reiterates His Call For Tolerance And Peace Ahead Of 2023 Elections

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reiterated his call for tolerance and peace as Zimbabwe draws closer to the 2023 harmonised elections.

Speaking at the memorial service of national hero and liberation war fighter, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo, who succumbed to cancer last year, the president said Moyo was a beacon of unity and the nation must honour his legacy by conducting peaceful elections.

The Sunday Mail, a state-run publication, quotes him as saying:

Furthermore, constructive criticism, as well as divergent views in the political, economic and social spheres must drive us towards a culture of tolerance, non-violence and peace.

This is more critical as the nation prepares for the 2023 harmonised general elections.

Some Context:

Zimbabwe has previously recorded violence prior to, during and after elections.

With cases of politically-motivated violence recorded this year going up, fears abound that the 2023 elections will be blood.

The United Nations has indicated that it will supervise the poll to avoid “another disputed election.”

There are reportedly two levels of political violence in Zimbabwe – intra-party (within a political party) and interparty (one party against another party) violence.

The opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) claims that the ruling ZANU PF, together with the state security forces, is assaulting, abducting and or killing its members to force them to leave the opposition party.

ZANU PF denies the allegations saying it is a peaceful party which abides by the laws of the land.

In 2008, some members of the opposition MDC lost their properties while some were assaulted and or killed by alleged ZANU PF members who were reportedly working with war veterans, police, CIOs and the army.

Recent cases of political violence:

During the run-up to March 26, 2022 by-elections CCC supporters were attacked at a rally in Kwekwe leading to the death of Mboneni Ncube after being stabbed with a spear.

The Gokwe-Kabuyuni by-elections held on August 27 saw Nelson Chamisa’s convoy under attack allegedly by senior ZANU PF officials with Local government minister July Moyo allegedly involved.

Senior ZANU PF officials are on record threatening that 2023 will be worse than 2008 when members of the opposition MDC were attacked and killed in the run-up to the run-off election.

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37 Comments

1 month ago

So says The Commander-in-Thief who promoted Brigadier Anselem Sanyatwe who massacred 6 unarmed civilians on August 1, 2018. Brigadier Sanyatwe was promoted to Ambassador in recognition of his efforts to secure victory for the Coup Commander


Beverly the dancer 1 month ago

the sad truth is that the good for nothing f.u.***d up Ed.***ts in the rural areas are going to vote for these guys .if you notice
,all the educated people in the big cities always vote for change,it's these ganja smoking rural people who always let us down.If you were to ask me I don't see any improvement, because even the violence happence mostly in the rural areas.ITS JUST HOPELESS.

Maparamuro 1 month ago

Check the results of the urban areas and you will notice that zanupf loses by a small margin in those urban areas where you assume the people are more educated.
Political ignorance knows no bounds. The urban are voting for the opposition that recently accepted $40k bribes from zanupf. They voting for councillors who have failed dismally to open Mupedzanhamo, collect gabbage or provide running water. The same educated urbanites rejected Fadzayi Mahere just because she was independent and instead voted for someone from Malawi 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂what a joke

Vesto 1 month ago

vaMaparamuro, zvakanzi naThomas Mapfumo kudyiwa kudyiwa bedzi, even in horse racing bhiza rasiiwa nemhunho radyiwa. Hakuna Chinonzi kudyiwa mbichana.

Mugabe akahlabiwa naTsvangirai muna2008 akazoponeswa nemauto aakudimbura vanhu maoko

Tintin 1 month ago

@ no name Sanyatwe wasn't promoted that was a demotion.ingori nyaya yekuti urikufunga kuti kuita ambassador kunoshamisira.

Vesto 1 month ago

@tintin, you are entitled to your own opinion about Sanyatwe and his promotion/demotion. I am entitled to mine

CIO 1 month ago

Akandirwadzisa munhu uyu kuuraya 6 people one day ngozi iyi icharwadza vasina mhosvaa

xxx 1 month ago

Zanu PF yagara haihwini but violence


hasha dzako Gummidge 1 month ago

the most deadly form of violence is the covert one where someone brings sanctions on his nation so that he may alienate the ruling party from the electorate to force a change of regime.makanyangira yaona vakomana muchamhanya chete ende muchakungura chete

1 month ago

Hero rimwe dununu richiri kutaura nyaya yemasangisheni mukore uno.

Kana sangisheni rikakurova mbama hautimborizive @hasha dzako. Pengera zvimwe sadza harina benzi

Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

Deception. Deception. Bwowa haisi nyama. Dhiyabhurosi haafe akaunza peace. Shato / Anaconda inonyepera kuve peaceful, kuti usvike pedyo yokumedza. It's like a Hyena saying to the lambs let's have peace & tolerance in the jungle.

One Owen Mudha Ncube promised to unleash violence worse than the 2008 massacres. Last year, ZANU PF party primaries in Kwekwe were so violent & Matemadanda fled for his life. July Moyo, Larry Mavhima & other party members had to approach ED to intervene & stop Owen Mudha Ncube from unleashing violence on party members.

If you can't stop political violence in your own party, how can you stop political violence in Zimbabwe? Charity begins at home.

Grandpa Rick 1 month ago

These guys shed blood all the time they once did a genocide (Gukurahundi), almost every elections they kill people or they just make them Dissappear, like this guy was taken during Mugabes time and to date he is still missing. Journalists dissappear, opposition members Dissappear protestors and other innocent civilians Dissappear, believe you me. If possible some of commenters here might as well be threatened.
Hopefully the sight is really secure


Grandpa Rick 1 month ago

Hopeful this site is secure

We dnt want to end up like Itai Dzamara

hasha dzako Gummidge 1 month ago

well guys powers are ordained .munombonyatsoziva Kuti Mukunda kurwa Nani .dzikamai munamate mushe

VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Stop parroting like this is the only nation with missing people. Your paymaster owes for the disapearence of a far greater number.

Vesto 1 month ago

@VYBZ Ketero. you can't wish Gukurahundi away. It was genocide. and will remain so until ZANU is made to pay

Ribvungu 1 month ago

kujekesa nyika yese nemagetsi


Lin wu chun 1 month ago

Easy guys with the comments, you will find yourself facing 5yrs for insulting the president .


Tindo 1 month ago

At least pandinobuda mujeri tinenge ta Upper Middle Class tese mu Zimbabwe.

hasha dzako Gummidge 1 month ago

mupfana tindo Jeri ndimukoma bvunza mupfana job Sikhala varikupedzerana Na big blaze cake pachikurubi apo saka dzikamai halo mufanha tindo unonoitwa Maini uchirwira chamisa Kuti aite president wobu**** waane yemaronda hosha ne HIV wobva Wafa Iko chamisa kongoti zvoitika mu struggle apa Zanu pf inenge ichingotonga iwe watova guva.tiza hutengesi guys Ku Zanu pf dzoka kuvanhu

👤 1 month ago

izvozvo ndizvo zvakashata zvekuti vanhu vanotya kutaura zvinhu sezvazviri kuti tinozonyangarika.kana ndimiwo munoti kuita here ikoko vanhu wee,ko vari kuti chamisa haapinde vachaitwa sei kna apinda🤔🤔🤔🤔

Tindo 1 month ago

Hanya nani, handiti ma hospital akazara mishonga, ma nurse nema doctor ari tii. Usazvinetsa nekuti tyisidzira variko kujeri vanhowo futi

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Mdc 4ED 1 month ago

Sikhala in jail, mboneni ncube's killers walking free. Mudha free. All zanoids threatening and actually metting out violence walking free


hasha dzako Gummidge 1 month ago

Gummidge Hona Kuti fake revolutionary job Sikhala,s life is now being revolutionakized by Chikurubi prison.He applied for a scholarship to study at Chikurubi and the government acted in good faith to its citizen and dutifully gave him a place to study.

limited places to study are available for you and the likes of Vesto


VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Sikhala is getting five star accommodation 3 meals a day free of charge for inciting violence. CCC mps are getting $40000 without even serving more than a year on the job. Ungade urumende yakasvonaka kupfura apa unoiwanepi? Vote ZANU PF!!!!!


hasha dzako Gummidge 1 month ago

oh yes job Sikhala is living a luxurious lifestyle at Chikurubi and he is getting 24hour security and all the prisoners dote on him and call him Mainini because they love him so much kkkkkk

👤 1 month ago

uyu anopenga chete uyu,kana usina comment hazvirambidzwe you just read and pass

mbuya bhemba 1 month ago

vazukuru musawanze zvima deep english ndakagumira chikoro standard 2.by the way luxurious zvinorevei?

mukmeric 1 month ago

mongofa muchizviti ana vybz kartel vepindula nane nduwe yakabooka

hasha dzako Gummidge 1 month ago

lawbreakers they are limited places available for all you to join job sikhala and study cell political science at chikurubi.its up to you to enrol or not to enrol.lawbreakers your days of freedom are numbered and you are going to enrol very soon to do your degree programmes in captivity


1 month ago

This guy has got quite a dry sense of humour I think very few people find this amusing One other thing anofanira kunge arirovha becausea anogara ari paPindula achinyora these boring pieces He reminds me of a guy going by the name Tafatawona Mahoso who used to write long and boring articles in a local weekly

👤 1 month ago

kutoshaya nezita rinoreva chinhu,hasha dzako Gummidge what's that


ED 1 month ago

As soft as wool, pasi ne mandhu


Tang ku 1 month ago

Ruthless and cruel prophet kittwell Emmerson Tambuzo Nangaza is trying to divert our call for the UN to intervene unfortunately they are to come chibva mnangagwa chibva , Rhamaposa aenda


1 month ago

I actually like Gummidge's contributions on this platform Not 'hasha dzako gummidge' Keep it up mate


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

Citizens are happy that His Excellency Advocate President ED Mnangagwa has continued calling for peace and tolerance before, during and after the Harmonised Elections in 2023.

However, it would seem the President is misdirecting his efforts. He should say this at his party's rallies where thugs and hooligans are found.

[ VAVHOTI VESE VHOTAI NEHUNGWARU HWENYU HWESE KANA MUCHIDA HUTONGI HWEJEKERERE ].

[ KANA MUCHIDA HUTONGI HUNE SHANDUKO KWAYO NEHUTONGI HWEJEKERERE VHOTERAI GWETA NELSON CHAMISA].

Yours faithfully
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[THE BUSH LAWYER4CCC].


Cde hondo 1 month ago

Violence starts with you Ed. By failing to arrest and prosecute those responsible from zanu you become an accomplice



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