Nyanga South rivals in election peace pact

Libinance Dokora

Former Minister of Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security Supa Mandiwanzira has demonstrated a good example of political tolerance and peace after posing for a picture with his political rival Ruxandra McCormick on social media.

This comes at a time when the government and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) are urging political players and parties to promote peace in the political environment as the nation seeks to hold free, fair, credible and peaceful elections scheduled for next month.

Mandiwanzira is vying for the seat of Member of Parliament (MP) for Nyanga South constituency in the fast approaching elections.

Pictures which were seen by Review & Mail on social media page of the former minister showed him rubbing shoulders with his opponent having a moment of laughter as the two aspiring MPs were adorned in their respective party regalia.

The politician highlighted that he had reached a consensus with his rival to heed to the call by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to shun violence and create a peaceful environment despite of political differences adding that one should run a campaign without intimidation.

“My opponent and I have agreed we must heed HE President Emerson Mnangagwa’s call for a violence-free election.

Let’s win hearts and minds only. NO to intimidation, NO to violence,” he said. This has set a tone to the people for peace to prevail augmenting that it is possible for political actors to set aside their differences as they unite for a same cause.

The old adage united we stand divided we fall rings true.

President Mnangagwa has been encouraging political actors to be free to violence in the build up to be free to violence in the build up to 2023 harmonised elections.



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