Churches and civil society organisations have warned that Zimbabwe can easily plunge into anarchy if politicians continue to shun genuine dialogue.
The Civil Society and Church Joint Forum (CSCJF) told journalists in Mutare recently that politicians should sober up sooner rather than later.
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CSCJF national co-ordinator Abigail Mupambi gave Sudan’s example, saying Zimbabwe may follow the same path. She said:
Demonstrations have not given us any result because people end up being killed during peaceful protests.
Go and ask Sudan, the country is now ungovernable. It is no longer a country. If our politicians don’t sober up, then Zimbabwe will follow the same path.
A clergyman, pastor Edmore Nyatoti called on ZANU PF and the MDC to shun their egos and talk. He said:
For Zimbabweans, we are Christians and let’s get united. Let’s show the world that we are capable of building our country. We need to think about one another. Zanu PF and the MDC should shun their egos.
There should be no more bloodshed in the country. We no longer need bloodshed in our country if we are to move away from the poverty we are facing.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police reportedly purchased 4 000 AK47 assault rifles in preparation for protests which may erupt as the economy continues to tank with the government seemingly clueless on how to stop the rot.
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