Picking up the pieces in the aftermath of the elections
Zimbabwe 2018 Elections: Was the voice of the people heard?
The July monthly monitoring report contextualizes the eve of the run up to the harmonized 2018 elections. It was characterized by disregard of the political parties’ code of conduct. Reports recorded in urban areas were mostly linked to hate speech with social media being a major driver of the hate and inflammatory language.
The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) is outraged by the behaviour of the Zimbabwean government in unlawfully deploying the military in Harare yesterday, leading to the extra-judicial killing of three unarmed civilians, according to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) statement, and several more injured. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. May their souls rest in peace.
The Zimbabwe Peace Project condemns scenes of violence that have erupted in Harare on 1 August 2018 as disgruntled DMC Alliance supporters protest poll results. Earlier President Nelson Chamisa had announced victory on social media and results pointing to the contrary have resulted in his supporters going into the streets. At the moment anti-riot police were patrolling the central business district and threw some teargas. Shop owners have closed their businesses and vendors have left the street pavements.
29 July 2018 - As the country gears for the polls tomorrow, the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) with a network of more than 500 community based monitors at constituency and district level provides you an outlook of the political environment leading into the 2018 historic polls. The political environment has since January been tension laden, volatile, competitive within and across political parties, at times leaving people on the edge and unpredictable.