President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that the July 30 elections will be free, fair and credible. The president seemed to take a potshot at his opposition rival Nelson Chamisa, saying that small parties are afraid of elections. Addressing a Zimbabwe Congress of Students’ Union (Zicosu)-organised students convention Mnangagwa said,
As we approach the peak of an exciting campaign period towards the 2018 harmonised general elections, the government has put in place all the necessary measures to ensure that our elections are free, fair and credible. I am aware of little political parties that are afraid of elections. They get frightened by democracy, but democracy has come to stay in this new dispensation. We allow people to have freedom of speech and we guarantee that this election shall be free, fair, transparent and credible, peaceful and non-violent.