We want elections not war ,Says Opposition CCC as Police Zimbabwe Disrupt its Rally in Gweru

Human Rights Abuses Politics Uncategorized Zimbabwean Elections 2023

By Political Reporter
Gweru |Police Disrupt Zimbabwe Rally.
We want elections not war.🇿🇼

Armed riot police have reportedly disrupted a #YellowSunday rally in Mkoba, Zimbabwe, which was cleared by the police last week. The rally, organized by the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), was intended to advocate for a better Zimbabwe, and to demand free and fair elections.

According to CCC Spokeswoman Advocate Fadzayi Mahere, the police’s actions were biased and constituted harassment and intimidation of citizens. Mahere took to Twitter to condemn the police’s actions, writing: “We condemn the continued harassment & intimidation of citizens whose only crime is to want a better Zimbabwe. We want elections not war.”

The police reportedly descended on the scene armed and ready to disperse the crowd, leading to chaos and confusion among those gathered for the rally. Reports suggest that several people were injured in the ensuing commotion.

The police have yet to issue a statement explaining their actions, but their intervention has sparked criticism from human rights activists and opposition groups.

The incident is the latest in a series of clashes between the police and opposition groups in Zimbabwe. The government has been accused of cracking down on dissent and stifling freedom of expression, particularly in the run-up to elections.

The CCC, which is a coalition of opposition parties in Zimbabwe, has been vocal in its demand for free and fair elections, and has accused the government of rigging previous polls.

The government, for its part, has denied these accusations and has insisted that it is committed to democracy and the rule of law.

However, the police’s intervention in the Mkoba rally has raised concerns about the government’s commitment to democratic ideals and human rights, and has reignited calls for reform and change in Zimbabwe.

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