HARARE Zimbabwe (Xinhua) --
Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party has condemned the violence
perpetrated on opposition leader Joice Mujuru and members of her
party on Thursday while campaigning in a suburb in Harare.
The people that
stoned Mujuru have not been identified although some reports
quoted Mujuru as saying that the perpetrators were soldiers and
Simon Khaya Moyo was quoted by the state-run Herald newspaper on
Saturday as saying that such acts do not have room in Zimbabwe’s
He said those behind
the violence should face the full wrath of the law.
“With reference to
the incident of assault on members of an opposition political
party on February 1, 2018 in Glen Norah, Harare South by
whosoever, ZANU-PF condemns such actions unreservedly,” Moyo
Mujuru, a former
vice president of Zimbabwe during former president Robert
Mugabe’s rule, is now leading the opposition National People’s
Party after she was sacked by Mugabe in 2014 on allegations of
trying to topple him.
Mugabe resigned in
November last year after military intervention, and reportedly
met Mujuru on Jan. 30 to apologize for wrongly firing her from
government and party.
begun in Zimbabwe ahead of elections scheduled for mid this
Mnangagwa has said there should be no political violence and has
pledged to hold free and fair polls.