Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, General Constantino Chiwenga has warned that even though Zimbabwe is a democratic country, there are still limitations to what people can say or do. Addressing journalists ahead of today’s Defence Forces Day celebrations, General Chiwenga said:
If people are discussing, this is a democratic country. They will say whatever they want to say, they can talk, but there is a red line which can never be crossed.
When one causes the country to be in turmoil, then you become an enemy of the State and an enemy of the people and we will tell you, no, you are overstepping, that is not the correct way.
We are not in that time when everyone would scrounge for a newspaper or for stale news, things are instant. Even as things happen, the newsman is there, the television is there, they are embedded.