Govt should set up special courts to deal with election violence in 2018: PDP

The Tendai Biti lead opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party has urged the government to set up special courts to deal with political violence ahead of the 2018 Elections.

In a statement, the PDP said:

Zanu PF always relies on violence; such levels of intolerance have no place in a modern society….there must be a mechanism to deal with violence, including decentralised electoral courts of violence.

The signs are clear that Zanu PF will once again use violent tactics in the next election.

In terms of Section 67 Constitution, all citizens have the right, to form and join political parties, to campaign freely and peacefully for their political parties, to gather peacefully to influence, challenge or support political causes. Zanu PF is therefore in violation of this provision; the law must descend on the perpetrators

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Tendai Biti

Tendai Laxton Biti is a politician and currently one of the 3 Vice Presidents of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). He was elected the vice presidency in May 2019 at the MDC Congress. Biti is also one of Zimbabwe's most prominent lawyers. Biti is... Read More About Tendai Biti

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