Zim opposition parties must put pressure on government for forward momentum

Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken over from Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe and has a lot to do to ensure that the country enters and age of true democracy.

For Dewa Mavhinga, Director of the African division of Human Rights Watch, the only way Mnangagwa will achieve this is if he is open to work with a variety of organisations.

Read: Zimbabweans gather for arrival of incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa from SA

Mnangagwa and his team have to open up to work with everyone - different groups, civil society, churches, the opposition leaders - to have an inclusive government in the interim that can set Zimbabwe on their new political path.

Dewa Mavhinga, Director of the African division of Human Rights Watch

Mavhinga says that this will also set the path for Zimbabwe's economic recovery. He adds that it is also the responsibility of organisations and civil society to ensure the government does not backslide into its old ways.

For the opposition party and civil society, there is need to put pressure on the new administration that is coming in, to ensure they do not continue on the path that was set by Mugabe.

Dewa Mavhinga, Director of the African division of Human Rights Watch

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