The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) condemns in the strongest terms the intraparty violence recently witnessed in the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) party.

Several people were left injured and hospitalised after violence erupted at the MDC-T offices in Bulawayo on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

The growing and noticeable culture of easy resort to violence in solving internal misunderstandings in the opposition party MDC-T is condemnable.

ZimRights categorically states that such blatantly criminal behaviour has no place in a democracy and all the perpetrators must be arrested by police and disciplined by their party.

The MDC-T leadership must move beyond lip service to peace and show its commitment to peaceful resolution of conflict.

The leadership of the opposition party has an urgent duty to take a firm stance against political violence.

It is worrying that the violence in Bulawayo comes a few weeks after similar violence was witnessed at the burial of former MDC-T President, Morgan Tsvangirai in Buhera.

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Source: ZimRights