Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said that anarchists have to be dealt with so as to ensure the prevalence of peace and security in the country.
He made the remarks while addressing thousands of Zimbabweans who had gathered for the national prayer session that was organised by the Zimbabwe Interdenominational Council of Churches (ZICC), a grouping of 110 churches chaired by Bishop Nehemiah Mutendi of the Zion Christian Church. The former army boss said:
With such gatherings, we are assured of a future in which people can freely worship and carry out their day to day business with a sense of belonging and security while government takes stern measures against those that disturb peace, security and the conduct of business such as those machete-wielding gangsters and robbers who have emerged.
His remarks come when the notorious machete gangs have continued to terrorise the nation while the government has taken lukewarm action against them prompting some to conclude that the political elites in the ruling party were sponsoring them.
Chiwenga’s remarks come after Norton legislator (independent), Temba Mliswa has said that it was time to deploy the national army since the police seem to be overwhelmed by the machete-wielding gangs popularly known as Mashurugwi.
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