Zimbabweans Fear Violence Ahead of Elections

Afrobarometer study finds that 88 percent of Zimbabweans fear violence ahead of next year’s elections

An opinion poll conducted by Afrobarometer shows fears of political violence breaking out during elections next year persist among Zimbabwean voters.

The study, titled ‘Voting Intentions in Zimbabwe: A Margin of Terror?’ notes that "Zimbabweans remain deeply concerned about political violence".

88 percent of the respondents think that multiparty competition ‘often’ or ‘always’ leads to violent conflict. 63 percent of Zimbabweans say that during an election campaign they personally fear becoming a victim of political intimidation and violence.

To read the article titled, “Survey shows Zimbabweans fear violence flare-up in next year’s poll,” click here.

Source: 
Business Day Live

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