Morale within the armed forces is reportedly at a very low ebb due to the negative economic situation that has worsened since a disputed poll in 2018.
The Independent reports that there is a high level of restlessness in the rank and file of the armed forces. The publication quotes a senior army official as saying:
To tell you the truth, the bosses are edgy. There are fears that if the grievances raised by the restive soldiers are not urgently addressed, the situation could have grave consequences.
In fact, in one of the meetings recently held, one of the senior officers stated that the economic mismanagement by the government was equivalent to Zanu PF people digging their political graves using a tablespoon.
Someone then joked that, in fact, they were now digging with a proper shovel. It’s a very delicate situation.
The publication reported in February this year that the army’s Directorate of Signals has been receiving alarming situation reports since January when things reportedly started to go bad.
Meanwhile, Civil servants are also giving government officials sleepless nights with a protest in Harare on Wednesday blocked by the police and 211 doctors fired on Friday for going on strike.
More: The Independent
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