A video has surfaced of President Robert Mugabe encouraging his die hard supporters to commit acts of violence against opponents as we head into 2018 elections. This endorsement came as a surprise to many Zimbabweans because Mugabe had promised to end violence since 2013 but its the opposite that has prevailed. Its shocking that the President of a democratic country endorses violence against opponents. This move has been seen with the targeting of journalists, war veterans and the media at large. Actions of Mugabe are contrary to the expectations of democracy and should be condemned.