Judiciary must decisively deal with political violence: ED 

Source: Judiciary must decisively deal with political violence: ED –Newsday Zimbabwe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa officially opening the Epworth Magistrates Court, accompanied by Vice-Presient Constantino Chiwenga, Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi and other government officials yesterday

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged the Judiciary to decisively deal with perpetrators of political violence ahead of this year’s harmonised polls.

His statement yesterday, while officially opening the Epworth Magistrates’ Court in Harare, came after violence marred his Zanu PF party’s primary elections held over the weekend.

“You are aware the 2023 harmonised elections are fast approaching, I therefore, call upon all our people, including political parties, civil society organisations, and religious institutions to always promote peace,” said Mnangagwa.

“Where we differ, violence must not be an answer or strategy. We are all Zimbabweans first and foremost, brothers and sisters and we must never inflict violence upon ourselves in the name of diverging views.

Civil society organisations have since red-flagged the forthcoming polls as already discredited following incidents of violence and intimidation countrywide during last year’s by-elections and into this year.

Mnangagwa also urged the Judiciary to shun corruption to inspire confidence in people.

He added: “Under my administration, the integrity of the Judiciary remains key towards deepening constitutionalism, the rule of law and ensuring functional as well as productive communities. Hence, let us continue to foster a corrupt-free, proficient and effective judicial system, which we are all proud of.


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    Kalulu 1 year ago

    Are there any takers for this statement from ED?

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    Nyoni 1 year ago

    My friends and family are rolling over with laughter at this bandit ED saying all this hogwash when his cabal of bandits are on the world screen for abusing our resources and destroying our country from corruption, nepotism etc etc. What a joker !!!