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Freedom House Analysis on Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF is Resurgent, and So is “The Fear”

The FearThe Guardian‘s Africa correspondent, David Smith, attended a discussion of a Freedom House survey on Zimbabwe’s political landscape today – and came back with some chilling commentary from analyst Prof Eldred Masunungure, who confirms that, although elections may be deferred for many months, among citizens “the fear” of Zanu-PF is very much in resurgence.

Here are Smith’s key tweets from the event:

Freedom House: 51% of Zimbabweans surveyed say their present living conditions are good, 32% say they are bad.less than a minute ago via web

Freedom House: 58% approve of power sharing between main parties. 25% disapprove. 46% say power sharing was a success. 21% say failure.less than a minute ago via web

Freedom House opinion poll in Zimbabwe: MDC 38%, Zanu-PF 17%, Undeclared 42%. Last year it was MDC 55%, Zanu-PF 12%, Undeclared 31%.less than a minute ago via web

Prof Eldred Masunungure: Freedom House survey shows Zanu-PF is resurgent in confidence, tail is up. Chiadzwa diamonds is a “game changer”.less than a minute ago via web

Masunungure: “Zanu-PF is back in town… With resurgence of Zanu-PF is also a resurgence of fear.”less than a minute ago via web

Masunungure: Decline of people who say they’ll vote for MDC is a “barometer of fear” in the population.less than a minute ago via web

Masunungure on Zimbabwe: “We are unlikely to have elections this year… The infrastructure for elections is simply not in place.”less than a minute ago via web

“Informed sources”: Discussions under way in Zimbabwe for “Egyptian model” if Mugabe dies suddenly with power in hands of security chiefs.less than a minute ago via web

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