Local human rights watchdog, Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), has said that Zimbabwe is on the brink of war due to tensions created by socio-economic.
ZPP’s remarks come when Zimbabwe’s situation is far from encouraging as all sectors are currently in a parlous state. The country has shortages in food, fuel, medicines, and electricity.
Human rights organisations have also noted that the country has a deficit in human freedoms and fundamentals human rights following a spate of arrests on opposition politicians and civil society leaders.
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A report released by ZPP on Tuesday revealed that tensions were growing. Part of the report read:
The month of July had sadly not brought much to celebrate for Zimbabweans as the country is cascading into the precipice of conflict amid a continued deterioration in living conditions.
The economy is officially experiencing hyperinflation as the Zimbabwean dollar has shed 41,57% during this month (July) alone, rolling power cuts of over 17 hours, evermore increasing intimidation by mainly ruling party officials against a frustrated citizenry, as well as blatant deprivation of food and other aid to people deemed to be opposition supporters.
Meanwhile, opposition MDC led by advocate Nelson Chamisa has notified the Zimbabwe Republic Police of its demonstration scheduled for the 16th this month.
The protest is said to be over the ills bedevilling the country which the opposition party blames on the ruling ZANU PF.
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