Following the circulation of videos showing Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) soldiers assaulting civilians, activist group Tajamuka/Sesjikile Campaign has given the army up to Wednesday, 13 December to wind up its operations and return to barracks. The activist group said that if the army fails to comply, “the people’s movement” would step in. In what may turn out to be an ill-advised move, Tajamuka/Sesjikile wrote on their Facebook page saying:
Tajamuka notes with grave concern the recent spate of citizen harassment and intimidation by members of the army who continue to man the streets in the country. This has got to stop forthwith.
The people of Zimbabwe deserve peace and security for once. Needless attacks on unarmed citizens going about their lawful business will not go unchallenged.
We give the army up to Wednesday the 13th of December 2017 to wind up their unwelcome business and disappear from the streets, failure of which the people’s movement will step in.
We want to assure the peace-loving citizens (vendors included) our great country that together as citizens we can challenge and defeat this status quo of anarchy and lawlessness.
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