The Victoria Falls community, religious figures, harmonised elections candidates and the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) held a one day peace march aimed at promoting peace and tolerance ahead of the harmonised elections.

Zimbabwe’s premier tourist destination is renowned for peace and hospitality and the peace loving community on Monday held a peace march which was aimed at promoting the resort town’s image as a safe destination and most importantly to foster the spirit of tolerance as the country heads for historic harmonised elections.

The participants pledged to play a part in ensuring a violence-free environment during and after the elections.

ZRP Deputy Officer Commanding Victoria Falls District, Chief Superintendent Dominic Sibanda appealed to the political parties to observe tolerance and assured the public of the police’s resolve to ensure that peace prevails during and after the harmonised elections.

“I would like to urge the candidates to observe peace and tolerance as we head for the harmonised elections. As police we will continue to discharge our duty without fear or favour,” he said.

Chief Superintendent Sibanda also announced the prohibition order, banning the carrying in public of weapons such as the knives, axes and knobkerries during the election period.