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Vol 64 No 21

Published 19th October 2023


Mnangagwa presses on regardless

Another disputed election over, the President's faction of the ruling ZANU-PF wants to change the constitution to give him a third term

Undaunted by regional and international criticisms of the legitimacy of the August elections, the ruling party is continuing its rout of the opposition and abuse of its control of the judiciary. At the first sitting of the new parliament of Zimbabwe, riot police entered the chamber and attempted to remove 15 MPs of the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) party. These 15 MPs, elected to seats in Bulawayo and Matabeleland in the 23 August polls, had been 'recalled' in a letter to the Speaker Jacob Mudenda from someone calling himself the 'interim Secretary-General of the CCC'. Nelson Chamisa, the party's president, wrote to Mudenda stating that there was no such position in the party, and that the individual, Sengezo Tshabangu, was not even a member.

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