Deputy Minister for Defence and War Veterans Affairs Victor Matemadanda said that soldiers were this week deployed school gates in order to protect school children from thugs who would want to scare them.
He said this while responding to Mashonaland East Senator Jane Chifamba who has asked why soldiers had been deployed at school gates. Said Matemadanda:
Unlike the initial Lancaster House Constitution, which was written by people who represented the political opinion, the Constitution we have now was written by people.
It says if police fail to control the security situation in the country, then they can request aid from soldiers. So soldiers do not deploy themselves, they are deployed by the police at schools to remove thugs troubling school children where the police feel they cannot contain the situation.
The country has been experiencing uneasy normalcy after the government deployed troops in full force across the country to deal with violent protests that broke in January after a massive fuel price hike.
Victor Matemadanda is a Zimbabwean liberation War veteran and politician. He is the current Deputy Minister for War Veterans. Matemadanda is the Secretary General of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA). Matemadanda is a member of Zanu-PF and he is part of the... Read More About Victor Matemadanda