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Zimbabwe sliding into full-blown crisis

16 Jun 2022 at 08:26hrs | Views
CRISIS in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) chairperson Peter Mutasa was recently in South Africa for engagements with top officials from labour, political parties, civic society organisations and other solidarity groups.

These engagements are part of the coalition's regional lobby and advocacy efforts to draw attention to the worryingly increasing political violence and tensions as Zimbabwe prepares for elections in 2023.

The rising trend of politically-motivated abductions, murders, intolerance and a blatantly partisan police force is a threat to the holding of an election with any semblance of credibility and fairness.

The spiralling economic meltdown evidenced by skyrocketing inflation, corruption and slave wages for civil servants makes a mockery of the second republic's claims of improving people's lives by 2030.

The CiZC chairperson also articulated the Zimbabwean story through interviews with various media houses in the neighbouring country.

Beside emphasising on electoral and media reforms, Mutasa emphasised the need for inclusive dialogue and political will to implement governance reform to bring sanity to the socio-economic and political status of Zimbabwe.

There is need for the Southern African Development Community to intervene in the Zimbabwean crises before it goes out of hand. 

Source - NewsDay Zimbabwe
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