“The country’s political situation over the past days has been uncertain and it’s my hope to see it calm down soon,” said Ray.
Ray added that Zimbabwe could progress better if citizens assumed a sense of community responsibility.
“Basically it is all about the sense of community which has been lost, and I think that if there were more efforts to build a sense of community of creating a one Zimbabwe from individuals then we would not have violence
“It seems to me as an outside observer that there is too much focus on individual power and people have lost sight of the country in the process, “US Ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray told Radio VOP in an exclusive interview Tuesday on the sidelines of his country commemoration of its Veterans day that is commemorated yearly on the 11 of November.
Political observers have expressed fear that Zimbabwe which enjoyed relative peace after the formation of the Government of National Unity (GNU) is sliding back to the pre-inclusive government era where in 2008 more than 200 supporters of the MDC were murdered while thousands more were displaced.
Last week Zanu-PF supporters went on the rampage beating up innocent civilians a scenario akin to 2008 horror scenes.
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has accused President Robert Mugabe of not being sincere in his calls for an end to violence.
Ambassador Ray has been vocal and consistent on the need for the democratisation of the country’s political sector and opposed to the country’s dictatorial tendencies, which stifle democracy.