By Staff Writer
ANOTHER group of suspected Zanu-pf youths Monday disrupted a public hearing into the Private Voluntary Organisations (PVO) amendment Bill in Highfields, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiCZ) has reported.
The incident took place less than 24 hours’ after a violent incident instigated by suspected Zanu-pf youths occurred in the midlands city of Kwekwe.
In an update, CiCZ decried the developments and urged the ruling party to desist from such unruly behavior.
“The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition witnessed the violent disruption of the PVO Amendment Bill public hearing held in Highfields, Harare on February 28 2022. The public hearing ended prematurely after Zanu-pf activists who were seeking to dominate the event, disrupted proceedings.
“The Coalition condemns violence of any nature and notes that such acts are likely to compromise citizen’s participation in these public hearings and ultimately lead to a flawed process.
“We deplore the violent nature of Zanu-pf activists and implore the ruling party to exercise tolerance of divergent views,” said the coalition.
CiZC reiterated that amendments to the PVO Act are part of efforts to close the democratic space in Zimbabwe and citizens must unite in rejecting these amendments which will curtail fundamental freedoms and entrench authoritarian rule.