Credibility of Zimbabwe’s election “in grave doubt”

UN Watch’s tweet calling out the abuses in Zimbabwe’s presidential election on Saturday has gone viral with over 340,000 views, provoking angry reactions from regime officials.

“The re-election of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa was marred by vote suppression, arrest of observers, voter intimidation, threats of violence, harassment and coercion. The credibility of this election is in grave doubt,” tweeted UN Watch, an independent non-governmental human rights groups based in Geneva. (See below about UN Watch’s advocacy for human rights in Zimbabwe.)

In response. President Mnangagwa’s chief of strategic communications, Dr. A. Mutambudzi, challenged UN Watch’s right to criticize the election, tweeting: “Why are you overstepping your mandate? Zimbabwe is not the United Nations, we only a member state. And why do you have people listed as dissidents on your board?”

UN Watch’s tweet was reposted by Citizens’ Coalition for Change, the main opposition party, and drew praise from many in Zimbabwe.


UN Watch: A Leading Voice for Human Rights in Zimbabwe 

  • UN Watch brought Zimbabwe dissident Fadzayi Mahere to testify at the United Nations, for its renowned 15th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy


  • UN Watch exposed and reversed the WHO’s appointment of Mugabe as a “Goodwill Ambassador.” UN Watch’s protest sparked world outrage, generating reports in CNN, Washington Post, Newsweek and 140 other news agencies. Then the U.S., Britain and Canada protested. As a result, the dictator was dropped. A month later, he was overthrown.







  • UN Watch led the campaign opposing Mugabe’s appointment as Chair of the World Summit on Tourism.

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