U.S. Embassy Statement on Political Violence

The U.S. Embassy notes our grave concern over the reports of recent incidents of politically motivated violence in Zimbabwe.   Acts of intimidation and inter- or intra-party political violence are unacceptable in a democracy, and those responsible for instigating such violence should be brought to justice.  We call on all parties to respect the democratic principles that are set out in Zimbabwe’s constitution and which will contribute to a peaceful, just and democratic society.