The Herald (Harare)

1 June 2012

Zimbabwe: Parties Meet Over Polls

Representatives of the inclusive government yesterday met in Chishawasha to map the way forward to peaceful elections expected this year. Speaking at the meeting at Silveira House, Zanu-PF national chairperson Cde Simon Khaya Moyo said there should be zero tolerance to political violence.

"We don't tolerate violence in this country, no one should engage in such practice," he said.

"Those who are found at the wrong side of the law are going to be arrested."

Cde Khaya Moyo said development could not take place when there was no peace.

"It is important to consolidate peace in Zimbabwe, oneness is the only thing that can make us better," he said.

"Peace, unity and sovereignty is the motto of my part and on behalf of Zanu-PF I want to say we are still putting this motto into practice."

Cde Khaya Moyo said people should also put God first if they wanted peace.

The Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee member Ms Tabitha Khumalo said they were working with the police in ensuring peace prevails.

"We are working with ZRP in all provinces and any problem will be in the hands of the police," she said.

"We want to make sure every complainant is given attention."

Ms Khumalo said the Jomic provincial committees were made up of representatives of every political party.

Some of the representatives of political parties who attended the meeting included Minister of State for National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration Sekai Holland of the MDC-T and MDC-T national organising secretary Mr Nelson Chamisa.

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