Zimbabwe Peace Project has come up with a list of indicators to detect the prospects of political violence ahead of the 2018 harmonized elections.
During a media briefing in Harare on Thursday, ZPP Program Coordinator, Goodhope Ruswa said the template will help them detect possibilities of political violence during the 2018 elections.
Among some of the indicators ZPP will use to measure the possibilities of political violence include a systematic rise in incidents of intimidation, setting up of torture, recruitment and training of youth militia, increase in political rallies and an increase in hate speech are indicators of political violence across the country as the election draws closer among others.
Ruswa added that his organisation has two monitors in each of the 210 constituencies who are trained and capacitated to report any incidences of political violence.
ZPP Information Officer, Malvern Mkudu added that the template will also monitor use of the media by political players to spread hate speech.
Under the template on media and public pronouncement, ZPP will analyse media content, direct or indirect threats of violence, intimidation through the media, incitement to violence and inflammatory statements among other indicators.
Zimbabwe Peace Project was established in 2000 by a group of non-governmental and church organizations whose main purpose is to work for sustainable peace through monitoring, documentation, advocacy and community peace building interventions with our members and partners.