POLITICAL parties must tell the people how they will solve the various social and economic challenges the country is facing rather than promote violence, the Movement for Economic Freedom (MEF) has said.
MEF secretary general Reagan Mubatsa said his organization had observed that the current political campaigns have been marked by violence instead of focusing on the real issues.
Mr Mubatsa said election campaigns were supposed to be issue-based and called on the contenders to focus on what they would do for the nation.
“Politicians need to tell the people how they will solve the various social and economic challenges rather than engage in promoting violence,” he said.
He said it was unfortunate that the current political landscape was barbaric and full of violence.
Mr Mubasta condemned the violence and said all political parties needed to speak out strongly against it.
“Politicians need to preach peace, unity and love during the current political atmosphere,” he said.