Moyo Mocks US Democracy, After 5 Are Killed In Political Violence
9 January 2021
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Kuda Choto / There could never been a more embarrassing moment and loss of high moral ground on the upholding of human rights and democratic principles, than the last US election, which has left the global superpower shamefully naked to the rest of the world.

The world has watched in shock events unfold in the US, characterised by allegations of vote rigging, missing ballots, stuffing ballot boxes, citizens being killed in political violence, a script that has historically been reserved for struggling poorer countries and their ‘propensity for tyranny’.

Reacted the global watchdog the International Crisis Group, after President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol Hill and disrupted a session that was to certify Joe Bidens victory.

“The U.S. today is a nation where millions are convinced the new president was illegitimately elected, and where too many among those millions are both armed and seemingly willing to resort to extreme measures to ensure their view prevails,” the group said.

“Having spent decades telling other countries that they need to face up to their problems, it is past time for the U.S. to turn its gaze inward. The stakes could hardly be higher.”

A result of the devastating consequences of sanctions, Zimbabwe has been among the countries that have also gleefully pointed out the US double standards and hypocrisy, Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo poured scorn on the outcome of the election, “

“Unprecedented scenes of chaos and politically-motivated violence in Washington’s ‘citadel of democracy’ on 6 January. Provoked by those who refuse to accept electoral defeat. 5 dead. Scores injured. Police clearly under-prepared and overwhelmed.

“Perhaps the moralizing and prescriptive tone towards others might now change somewhat”.