Report : A Consolidated Report on Pre and Post Organised Violence and Torture during the 2023 Harmonised Elections in Zimbabwe.

A Consolidated Report on Pre and Post Organised Violence and Torture during the 2023 Harmonised Elections in Zimbabwe.

The opinions by various observer groups that the 2023 Harmonised elections were peaceful seem unwarranted given the reports of Zimbabwean human rights organisations. The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum produced a preliminary report on the pre-election Organised Violence and Torture (OVT) countering this narrative. This is particularly important since the SADC Extra-Ordinary Summit in Luanda has accepted the report of the SADC Election Observation Mission (SEOM), and SADC will now have to decide what are the consequences of rejecting the election. In their deliberations SADC will need to re-assess its conclusions about the extent of the OVT, but also pay attention to the post-election OVT and the role that the SADC Election Advisory Council (SEAC) must play in this.

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