Name and shame perpetrators of violence, ED tells opposition

President Mnangagwa said all political party leaders should name and shame perpetrators of violence as elections draw near.

 Chenge Murimwa/ Zororai Nkomo

President Mnangagwa said violence has no space in Zimbabwe new dispensation.

“In a few months’ time, we hold harmonised elections. I urge all political leaders to shun violence, hate speech in all our contestations,” President Mnangagwa said while addressing thousands of people during the 38th Independence Anniversary celebrations held at the National Stadium he said.

“We have invited countries to observe our elections from Sadc, AU and EU. Elections will be free and fair.”

President Mnangagwa said the culture of dialogue will enhance accountability and will help the country achieve its goals.

He commended the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and other security arms for maintaining peace in the country.

President Mnangagwa said it’s now time for people to celebrate their independence in unity despite their political and beliefs. Leaders of opposition political parties including MDC-T president, Nelson Chamisa, attended the celebrations.