64% of adult Zimbabweans trust President Mugabe, 36% distrust opposition parties

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Pan African research group, Afrobarometer has said that 64% of adult Zimbabweans trust President Robert Mugabe while 34% distrust the opposition.

Afrobarometer almost registered the same results a few years ago. There are about 7.7 million adults in Zimbabwe with a population of over 13 million. Part of the report reads:

There is more trust in the president in rural areas (69%) than urban centres (55%) claiming that they “somewhat” or “a lot” (trust the president). It is also important to note that the public trust the president (64%) more than they do the ruling party, Zanu-PF (56%).

50% of adult Zimbabweans said they trust the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). Masvingo province has the highest proportion of adult Zimbabweans (67%) who claim that they trust it “somewhat” or quite “a lot” with Bulawayo province having the least trust (28%). Three quarters of adult Zimbabweans trust religious leaders and non-governmental organisations. Afrobarometer reports that the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority and opposition political parties are the least trusted.

More: VOA

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The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority is a government department which is responsible for the collection of state revenue in form of excise duty, customs duty, road tolls, corporate and civil taxes. In addition, it also facilitates trade, offers fiscal advise to the government as well as... Read More About Zimbabwe Revenue Authority

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is an independent body which controls and or manages all election processes at all levels in Zimbabwe. Despite being registered as a non-partisan body, ZEC has been criticised for aligning itself with the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU... Read More About Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

Robert Mugabe is the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from his presidency on... Read More About Robert Mugabe

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