Zanu-PF party Politburo member, Perrance Shiri, has urged party members to desist from violent activities saying it was not welcome in the party. He said that the party valued peace and every member should work towards enhancing it.
Shiri was addressing party supporters in Mazowe North during victory celebrations for party legislator Campion Mugweni. He said:
We will not entertain the burning of houses, cars and property, be it in cities or here in rural areas, especially here in Mash Central.
We value peace, whoever wants to burn houses let him go and burn his mother’s hut or burn his own car, not to disturb the country’s peace.
We need peace. There is no country without challenges.
If there are problems, we put our heads together and find a solution, not resorting to violence.
If you are possessed with the demon of violence, pack your bags and go to Chamisa’s houses, not here in Mashonaland Central. Let us be vigilant against such elements.
The opposition MDC has always accused the ruling ZANU PF of being a violence party. Incidents such as the campaign towards the 2008 runoff elections have often been cited as examples to support the accusations.
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