Experts say the post election violence in Zimbabwe is unjustified as it will have detrimental effects to the socio economic development of the country.
While aggrieved leaders of political parties have the relevant legal routes to take, analysts also said the causes of post election violence have also raised stink over whether the perpetrators have real evidence to justify their claims, intentions or objectives.
The pre election era where all political parties endorsed peace as a key element before during and after elections signalled commitment to political, social and economic stability of the country.
However, the post poll era where instances of violence rocked Harare, have raised questions over the forces behind the disturbances with a legal expert, Advocate Paul machiridza saying hidden forces or agendas are causing such unwarranted activities.
“There is no need for violence. What we need at this moment is to create an enabling climate for business in the nation,” he added.
That the perpetrators of violence cannot provide real facts or justification relating to their activities which have caused loss of lives, damaged properties and assets and caused panic among the citizenry is also a key cause of concern, according to another legal expert, Advocate Zweli Lunga.
“We are really concerned whether it is really justified or not to resort to violence in a country that had peace all along,” he said.
A political analyst, Dr Augustine Tirivangana said statements made by some of the political leaders of the aggrieved parties that if they are not declared winners, they will resort to demonstrations or chaos reflect how ill-timed the violent activities have disrupted peace despite several legal routes that can be taken.
“It is really shocking that we are in such a mess and whether this can be cleared is another issue that is really causing more headaches,” he said.
Zimbabwe needs peace to achieve the desired objectives such as a 6 percent economic growth rate this year, attraction of foreign direct investments, refurbishment of social amenities, creation of an enabling climate for safe inflows of funds, among other key indicators.