Zimbabwean opposition party, Zvido Zvevanhu People’s Party (ZZPP), has called for a return to constitutionalism, claiming that the country has become a pariah state. This follows the recent incarceration of Jacob Ngaruvhume and unlawful detention without trial of Job Sikhala and many other political activists and detainees.
In a statement released by the party’s leader, Mr. Godfrey Matadi, he expressed concern about the lack of democracy, freedom of association, expression, and the media, as well as the freedom of conscience, to demonstrate and petition. He pointed out that those who do not align themselves with the ruling Zanu PF party are not safe.
According to Matadi, the situation in Zimbabwe has deteriorated to the point where citizens are living in fear, with their basic human rights violated. He urged all Zimbabweans to register to vote and support the ZZPP, stating that they do not want a one-party state in Zimbabwe.
The call for constitutionalism comes at a time when the country is grappling with various socio-economic and political challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the already dire economic situation in Zimbabwe, resulting in high inflation rates, widespread poverty, and unemployment.
In addition, there have been reports of human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings, abductions, and torture of political opponents, journalists, and activists. These actions have been condemned by the international community, with calls for Zimbabwe to respect human rights and uphold the rule of law.
The ZZPP’s call for a return to constitutionalism and a multi-party democracy is therefore timely and critical. As Zimbabwe heads towards the next general elections, it is essential that the country’s electoral processes are transparent, free, and fair.
The party’s leader has urged Zimbabweans to support the ZZPP and vote Zanu PF out of power, in order to bring about much-needed change in the country. He concluded by stating that the people of Zimbabwe deserve better, and that it is time for them to take their destiny into their own hands.
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