WATCH LIVE: US embassy in Harare orders Zimbabwe government to hold bye elections

WATCH LIVE as Gambakwe Media speaks to Tinashe Jonas on the latest political developments in Zimbabwe. This week, the American Embassy in Zimbabwe waded into the political space in Zimbabwe after tweeting about the long overdue by-elections in Zimbabwe.

Writing on twitter, the embassy said:

When will the Zimbabwe government resume by-elections. Long standing parliamentary vacancies have left over 26 constituencies without elected representation. Only by-elections will restore these citizens; rights to representation. #ZimVotesMatter.

In response, the Zimbabwe electoral commission responded on their Facebook page and said:

Key points for discussions

  1. Is it appropriate for the American Embassy in Harare to make statements on by-elections?
  2. How should the Zimbabwe government respond to the statement by the American Embassy?
  3. Are the opposition political parties in Zimbabwe doing enough?
  4. Is the time now right for the by-elections to be held?

Please watch the video above this post for more details.