President Emmerson Mnangagwa has spoken strongly against the culture of holding demonstrations as they create disharmony among citizens.
He added that the culture of violence is retrogressive and will only serve to worsen the socio-economic challenges facing the country.
Mnangagwa said this during the launch of Tripartite Negotiating Forum (TNF) at the Rainbow Towers in Harare on Tuesday. He said:
In the Second Republic, let us shun the culture of militancy, disharmony and demonstrations. We must develop a greater understanding of each other’s perspectives.
Like one writer says, ‘Most problems would disappear if people talk to each other more, instead of talking about each other.
Differing positions must be permissible within our country, however, these must never divide us or result in conflict.
Violence must never be used as a tool to gain a temporary advantage, at the expense of the people we must serve and protect.
The old, retrogressive culture will only serve to widen our fissures and exacerbate our socio-economic challenges, and further delay the prosperity that our country so much needs and our people deserve.