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Zimbabwe Elections: Concerns over vote rigging and violence as Zanu-PF plays up chilling effect
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Politics and Society Zimbabwe Elections: Concerns over vote rigging and violence as Zanu-PF plays up chilling effect

As Zimbabwe’s election season heats up, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling Zanu-PF is playing up the chilling effect through violence, public incitement of followers, weaponisation of Covid-19 measures and disruption of opposition candidates’ rallies. Under the Mnangagwa administration, Zanu-PF has continued using its control of a precarious economy to endanger, patronise and intimidate citizens.