Chinese and South African embassies in Harare have added their voice in condemning political violence and the recent explosion at White City Stadium in Bulawayo while expressing confidence in the ability of Zimbabwe in delivering credible elections. 

China which is Zimbabwe’s long-standing political and economic partner has expressed its commitment to ensuring peace and sustainable development in the country.

The Asian country said it strongly condemns the White City Stadium terror attack and is upbeat that Zimbabwe will emerge stronger and united.

Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Huang Ping who was among the keynote speakers during the ground breaking ceremony of the $1.5 billon Hwange Expansion Project said the country should unite in shunning political violence and expressed confidence that Zimbabwe will deliver a free, fair and credible election.

“We do stand with the people of Zimbabwe and do strongly condemn any form of political violence. We would like to pay our condolences to the casualties and hope that Zimbabwe will emerge stronger and more united after the incident,” he said.

Addressing captains of industry during the 2018 Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) annual congress, South African Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Mphakama Mbete said his country wishes all the victims a speedy recovery and is bullish of credible elections.

“I would like to wish all the victims a speedy recovery and say we were saddened by the incident. It is our hope that Zimbabwe will go on to deliver a free and fair election,” he said.

Zimbabweans, the international community and many local organisations have condemned all forms of political violence after the act of terrorism that happened at White City Stadium.