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MDC-T: Zanu PF Activists Threatening to Attack Us Ahead of 2018 Elections

Abantu abangene umhlangano weMDC-T ngeSonto.
Abantu abangene umhlangano weMDC-T ngeSonto.

Supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai say they are living in fear as Zanu PF activists have allegedly started threatening them with death if they vote for the former trade unionist in the 2018 presidential election.

Some of the supporters, who attended an election campaign rally in Kuwadzana suburb in Harare on Sunday, said it is clear that Zanu PF activists will attack MDC-T supporters ahead of the general elections.

There was no immediate reaction from President Robert Mugabe’s party.

At least 200 people, mostly MDC supporters, were killed, hundreds maimed and injured in the violent 2008 election re-run pitting Tsvangirai and Mr. Mugabe.

The MDC-T claims that elections have over the years been rigged by Zanu PF-leaning state officials.

They also claim that the ruling party uses violence to intimidate opponents in general elections.

President Mugabe is expected to contest the 2018 general election at the age of 94. This will make him the oldest ever person in the world to take part in a presidential election.