Contributing on the topic ‘Making Elections Make Sense’ debate organised by Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) in Harare, Mutsvangwa said those that have an issue with the military in Zimbabwe should go into exile and take up arms to fight it.
Mutsvangwa was speaking on the apparent presence of the military in rural communities ahead of the 2018 Harmonised Elections. He said as young people that’s how they had dealt with the Rhodesian government and army:
If you have any issues with the military and you hate them so much, I have got one dictum for you, we had a military which we hated as young people; it was called the Rhodesian Army. We decided that we didn’t want it, but we could not deal with that army on the Zimbabwean soil, we had to go into exile as young people to Romania, Russia, China, Yugoslavia and Cuba, trained there and came back and fought it. If you have got issues with the Zimbabwean army, if you have issues with the Zimbabwean State, that’s how we removed it from power. So stop bringing it into the electoral playing field.
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Our problem as Zanu PF is how do we improve the lives of Zimbabweans; there is no military which will decide the election but voters. All this hullabaloo about the military, the military, is being made by losers who cannot even win one vote.
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