Govt Applauds “Peaceful Citizens”

Defence and War Veterans Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has applauded ‘peace-loving’ Zimbabweans for ignoring the recent demonstration calls by some civil society groups.

Minister Muchinguri-Kashiri was speaking at a graduation ceremony of Junior Staff Course (JSC) number 71 at Zimbabwe Staff College (ZSC) at Josiah Magama Tongogara Barracks in Harare yesterday. She said:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Zimbabwe for remaining peaceful and ignoring recent frantic efforts by our detractors to foment mayhem and unnecessary loss of life and damage to property.

It is apparent that these violent demonstrations, advocated by some opposition political parties and civic organisations that are backed by foreign forces to unconstitutionally unseat a democratically-elected Government and subvert our country’s electoral process.

She claimed that ‘enemy’ was using modern methods of distabilising the state hence the need to find matching solutions. The minister added:

In our country we have seen the use of violent demonstrations against the Government purportedly over the poor performance of the economy or to display disapproval of the national electoral process.

More: The Herald

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