Leader of the breakaway MDC-T Thokozani Khupe has vowed that if she wins, her government will have zero tolerance for political violence. Speaking to the Sunday Mail, Khupe said,
My view is that political violence in whatever form or category is a choice weapon of cowards who have nothing to place on the table for nation-building and development.
My government will have zero tolerance for all forms of violence, including political violence. I advise the electorate not to waste their time with politicians who use poor souls as instruments of unleashing violence on their competitors. It certainly does not paint a good picture for our democracy that even a woman who has been in the highest political corridors for three decades like myself cannot escape being subjected to misogyny, violence and humiliation as has been seen in recent times.
Such violence is the reason why our women representation in political offices remains very far from the minimum thresholds
Khupe has in the past been the subject of political violence after youths in the opposition who are opposed to her threatened and assaulted her on a number of occasions.
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