In an interview with The Chronicle, Minister of Home Affairs and Culture, Obert Mpofu threatened to arrest Mthwakazi Party activists who have disrupted National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) consultative meetings in Lupane and Bulawayo.
The same activists protested in Bulawayo after the High Court ruled against the coronation of a Ndebele King. Mpofu said Government will not tolerate any disruptions of its programmes. Said Mpofu:
We want to caution them against disrupting Government programmes. All organisations, institutions and other groupings should desist from interfering with scheduled Government programmes and other programmes organised by other institutions as has been the case with the disruptions of NPRC hearings by some elements that are bent on destabilising Government. Government will no longer tolerate any disruptions and those who disrupt its programmes will be dealt with in terms of the laws of the country. This comes following reports by members of the public who have raised concern that they have not been allowed to make their contributions on national programmes because of some people who have disrupted meetings. That will no longer be tolerated and the police are now going to arrest them