AU Calls on Zimbabwe’s Leaders to Ensure Peace and Stability

President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC Alliance President Nelson Mnangagwa

Addis Ababa, – The African Union (AU) has called on Zimbabwe”s political actors to overcome their differences and continue to work to ensure peace, stability and development in the country.

In a statement, AU Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat deeply regretted the unfortunate loss of life immediately after the elections held on July 30.

He expressed deep concern about the situation, although he greeted with satisfaction the commitment of the Zimbabwean authorities to investigate these incidents.

Emmerson Mnangagwa won the presidential election in a poll clouded by violence, including acts of vandalism, all of which resulted in the loss of lives and injured dozens of citizens.

In such a context, Mahamat called on any aggrieved side to use appropriate legal means or other dispute resolution mechanisms to address their concerns.

He reaffirmed the Commission’s commitment and support to the leaders and people of Zimbabwe, and wished them well in their efforts to deepen democracy, in accordance with the AU Charter on Elections and Governance.