by Derick Tsimba
Politicians should promote peace during the upcoming harmonised elections race, a political commentator has says.
Says all politicians should desist from hate speech and allegations as this create tension among members of different political parties, breeding violence.
“Utterances by the National People’s Party (NPP) leader, Dr Joice Mujuru during the funeral of NPP Provincial Secretary, Rambai Lumbe’s son, Professor Lumbe at Sunridge Farm in Mazoe were not necessary,” the commentator said.
The Political commentator added: “Mujuru alleged the murder was politically motivated to intimidate Lumbe and was perpetrated by a rival political outfit.
“Mujuru should not have rushed to make those allegations in public since the police are still investigating the murder of Professor. In the event that the real culprit is apprehended, such reckless statements would have already contributed to violence which we do not want to prevail during the upcoming elections,” said the commentator.
The President has been calling for all party leaders to desist from promoting violence.
“I urge all leaders of political parties to heed the call of our national anthem and be exemplary during our contestations and canvassing for people’s support, let us shun and condemn all forms of violence, divisive, hurtful (language) and hate speech,” the President is quoted as having said.