Outspoken Member of Parliament, Temba Mliswa, said that very powerful people, politicians are involved in promoting machete gangs involved in illegal gold mining activities, the so-called MaShurugwi violent thugs and because of that, little has been done to end the violence.
Mliswa made the remarks on the sidelines of a visit to his Norton constituency by First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa, who made donations to the elderly through her Angel of Hope Foundation. Said Mliswa:
The President has mentioned it in Kadoma and does it take a policeman to be killed for them to act? So many people have been killed. Those lives lost of ordinary Zimbabweans are also important lives so why is that a police officer is dead now and action is being taken now?
This issue must be dealt with and the minister of Justice Ziyambi Ziyambi has been very clear to shoot but how do the police send only three officers to more than 100 people who are dangerous and armed?
The machete gangs recently killed a police officer who was guarding a mine in Kadoma.
In August 2019, a machete-wielding gang is suspected to have killed two soldiers in Bindura.
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