A coalition of Zimbabwean civic society organizations convening under the banner of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition says Zimbabwe’s 2018 harmonized elections failed to pass the credibility test and “seem to have betrayed the national aspiration”.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is implicated in the Mugabe-era ZANU PF government’s 1980s Gukurahundi massacre of 20 000 Ndebele-speaking blacks, and the violence of the 2008 presidential election.
Zimbabwe’s first election without Robert Mugabe may produce one of the most gender-imbalanced legislatures in the world. So far, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling Zanu PF party has fielded only 19 women out of 210 candidates contesting parliamentary seats across the country.
Zimbabwe’s draconian Mugabe-era Cybercrime and Cyber Security Bill could undermine constitutionally-protected rights and freedoms, says MISA Zimbabwe, an organization dedicated promoting freedom of expression and access to information in Zimbabwe.
Instead of dehumanizing people who engage in extremism inspired by hate and white supremacy, we should try to understand their humanity, and the experiences, pain, and vulnerability fueling their inclination to violence.