Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu has said Government will not tolerate acts of violence by Zanu-PF or any political party.
Mpofu who is also and Zanu-PF’s secretary for administration said police are on the lookout for perpetrators of political violence in the period leading to the national polls. Said Mpofu:
We have directed the police to be on alert against such people who would want to interfere with our democratic processes that the President is fostering. We will not tolerate any violence from whatever quarter be it any party that wants to achieve its objective through violence. Whether its Zanu-PF or opposition parties, the Government will not tolerate such actions because the President has come out in the open clearly stating that this coming election will be monitored by people from all over the world and it will be a free, peaceful and non violent election. On our part we will ensure that no violence is allowed or condoned from whoever perpetrates it. We are going to descend on instigators heavily to ensure that we have a peaceful election and I want to warn all those that are prone to violent behaviour towards elections masquerading as representing political parties that they will be dealt with ruthlessly.