Mphoko criticised for calling on army to intervene in Zanu-PF factional fights

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The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has criticised Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s call on the army to intervene in Zanu-PF factional fights. The ZPP said that the military should not intervene in politics as its intervention will likely result in human rights abuses as shown by Gukurahundi.

Said ZPP:

It is clear that internal political party disputes do not constitute an emergency or natural disaster and any call for the military to be used in order to curtail the rights of ordinary citizens to pursue politics is unlawful.In the interest of peace and stability the ZPP condemns the invitation for the military to involve itself in internal ruling party politics and in civilian politics in general. Other political parties do not have the luxury of using the military to further their own political agendas and the military must be seen to be serving all citizens equally.

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Phelekezela MphokoGukurahundiZanu-PF

Phelekezela Mphoko is vice president of the Republic of Zimbabwe and former secretary of the Zanu-PF party. Mphoko was appointed to this position by Robert Mugabe on 10 December 2014. The other vice president appointed at the same time as him is Emmerson Mnangagwa .Mnangagwa... Read More About Phelekezela Mphoko

Gukurahundi is a term used to refer to disturbances in Matabeleland and Midlands in the 1980s which resulted in the death of an estimated 20,000 Ndebele people. It was carried out by the North Korean trained 5th Brigade which was an elite regiment of the... Read More About Gukurahundi

Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) is a liberation war movement/party that has been ruling Zimbabwe since the country attained its independence in 1980. The party's main agenda was to liberate the country from the bondage of settler regime led by Ian... Read More About Zanu-PF

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