Zimbabwe 2018 Elections: Was the voice of the people heard? – July 2018 Monthly Monitoring Report

Introduction

The July monthly monitoring report contextualises the eve of the run up to the harmonised 2018 elections. It was characterised by disregard of the political parties’ code of conduct. Reports recorded in urban areas were mostly linked to hate speech with social media being a major driver of the hate an inflammatory language. In rural areas reports were about intimidation, harassment and partisan food aid and agriculture inputs distribution. Reports on election day were also dominated by intimidation and harassment.

Source: Zimbabwe Peace Project

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