Zimbabwe security organs on high alert ahead of Elections

Zimbabwe’s security apparatus is on high alert to maintain the prevailing peaceful environment to ensure every citizen exercises the democratic right to vote, Zimbabwe’s New Ziana News Agency reported a cabinet minister as saying on Monday.

Without referring directly to the MDC Alliance, Mpofu yesterday told journalists in Harare that those planning the demonstrations would face the full wrath of the law.

Addressing the media, Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu said the government was concerned with threats of violence, intimidation and use of hate speech stepped up by some political parties which openly declared they would shut down Zimbabwe and make it ungovernable.

“Please be advised that as a government, we take exception to such conduct which is meant to derail the peace currently prevailing in our country. The government wishes to advise the nation and foreign visitors alike that the security situation in the country remains calm and peaceful.

“As the Minister of Home Affairs, let me categorically state that we will not allow or tolerate any acts of violence, intimidation and incitement to commit lawlessness in the country,” he said.

Mpofu said security institutions were on high alert to ensure that peace continued to prevail to enable citizens to vote in a tranquil environment…..

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