Full Text: Mnangagwa Issues Statement. Says “If Required, Heads Will Roll”

President Mnangagwa as issued a statement via social media following his arrival in Zimbabwe.
His main message is that violent protests and stealing of police guns and uniforms was not peaceful. Also says that investigations will happen on government officials and “if required heads will roll”.

One week ago, I announced measures to stabilise our nation’s crucial fuel supply. I was aware that these measures may not be popular, and this was not a decision we took lightly. But it was the right thing to do.

What followed was regrettable and tragic. Everyone has the right to protest, but this was not a peaceful protest. Wanton violence and cynical destruction; looting police stations, stealing guns and uniforms; incitement and threats of violence. This is not the Zimbabwean way.
Likewise, violence or misconduct by our security forces is unacceptable and a betrayal of the new Zimbabwe. Chaos and insubordination will not be tolerated. Misconduct will be investigated. If required, heads will roll.

I invite leaders of all political parties as well as religious and civil leaders to set aside our differences and come together. What unites us is stronger than what could ever divide us. Let’s begin a national dialogue. Let’s put the economy first. Let’s put the people first.

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7 comments on “Full Text: Mnangagwa Issues Statement. Says “If Required, Heads Will Roll”

  1. It seems that Mnangagwa wants a dialogue with all the capitalist forces but not with the workers. The workers, already hardly able to survive, are being told about austerity, but we do not see any signs of austerity among the Black Rhodesian elite. We do not see any signs of the black marketeers in the Reserve Bank being brought to book.

    We demand the release of Peter Mutasa, President of ZCTU, Obert Msaraure, President of ARTUZ ans Robson Chere Secretary of ARTUZ and all others who have been arrested. We demand also the removal of the deranged Constantino Chiwenga as Vice President. Yes, we need dialogue, but dialogue is two-way. It cannot occur when people are being brutallised. There is no such thing as a one way dialogue.

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  2. We all love our country. My view is that these problems emanate from the one to one rate adopted by the government.
    Yes the fuel price adjustment was necessary but a rate of one to three would have been better and would allow the markets to adjust including wages as price and government revenue would rise. Monetary stability would be maintained by the Reserve Bank . Its other quasi monetary activities should be dropped and allow the markets.
    Your willingness to dialogue is commendable and appreciated. Broad communication is probably what we need moving forward

  3. This as a strategy has by all measure lost steam, a great opportunity was lost the first week of the coup when all could have united in a new direction and a new era beginning by accommodating all across age, race, religion, persuasions and the greater world….another wonderful opportunity was lost as the parliamentary – presidential elections turned sour…..infact in all instances the nation and the world felt betrayed…my sober judgement and observations tell me even now the situation degenerates and generates bitterness and hopelessness.

  4. you nailed it Chikowore. however its always good to realise your mistakes and correct it like what is happening. l just hope its genuine.

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