Zimbabwe’s first presidential elections without Robert Mugabe on the ballot are likely to end in a crisis requiring mediation by Canada and other neutral members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the international community.
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 President Emmerson Mnangagwa inherited Robert Mugabe’s dangerous Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Bill. Now he’s transforming the proposed law into a draconian information control weapon against the open Internet, democracy, human rights, free flow of information, and privacy rights protected by Zimbabwe’s 2013 constitution.
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.