The government has blamed a third hand in the shooting and killing of protestors in Harare on August 1, 2018.
Defence and War Veterans Affairs Minister, Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri said that the army will never turn its guns on people.
Addressing war veterans at Bazeley Bridge in Zimunya Marange on Saturday during the Manicaland war veterans’ inter-district conference, Muchinguri-Kashiri said:
My ministry’s position is that we do not point our guns at the people, our soldiers know their worth and that their job is to protect the masses and not to shoot them.
When demonstrations broke out in August there were enemies that had been planted to shoot at people and later we saw that the bullets that had been fired were not ours.
They joined the demonstrations so that we will be blamed but we are carrying out investigations to flush them out.
Those that are organising demonstrations only want to soil Zanu-PF’s image.
That is what they are looking for and that is why they keep provoking us but as the army, we are very disciplined and would not shoot at people.
Wherever we have gone like Somalia we have done well. We have an impeccable record. Our enemies are using different tactics so we all need to be on the lookout.
She accused some Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) of working with “the enemy” to train people for subversive activities.