As talks of a coming election in Zimbabwe continue NCA pleads leaders from the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) to act decisively in averting political violence in the country which they blame Mugabe’s party ZANU PF for. At a press conference in Johannesburg on Monday the 18th of April NCA regional coordinator Munjodzi Mutandiri said that SADC needed to be more proactive in saving human life. He also said that, “Leaders of SADC should take the aspirations of the majority of people seriously”, referring to the 2008 elections where Zimbabwe’s autocratic leader, Robert Mugabe, is believed to have been defeated.
Furthermore, as a part of the campaign Act Now Against Political Violence, The NCA warned Zimbabwean perpetrators of political violence against women and children. According to an NCA press statement they said they were preparing a dossier with information on the perpetrators and would hand it to those in capacity to act and bring justice.
This is supported by the organization Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, which spoke on behalf of a number of civic groups, stating that they were monitoring political violence in Zimbabwe and will present its findings to SADC, “we are closely monitoring Zimbabwe’s political leadership, particularly those in ZANU PF who, de facto, wiled significantly more political power, to ensure that they fully implement SADC troika resolutions, including immediately ending to all forms of violence and intimidation,” read part of the statement by the civics.