The ruling ZANU PF has warned the citizenry against violating the lockdown regulations saying they will be responsible for unspecified consequences that will befall them.
The party’s acting spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa made the remarks on Wednesday during a press conference during which he applauded President Emmerson Mnangagwa for tightening lockdown restrictions. He said:
We applaud our president and our government, for this noble and informed decision of tightening lockdown regulations. We implore Zimbabweans to desist from being misinformed by merchants of propaganda, fake news peddlers who have suddenly gone overdrive to misinform our people by insinuating that we have a military curfew. We do not have a military curfew but a lockdown curfew which the president has declared and those who violate it will have themselves to blame.
Chinamasa added that Zanu PF will respond accordingly to anti-government protests adding that there was “neither vacuum nor vacancy at any level of those authorities from the lowest level of authority to the presidency.”
He speaks amid allegations by some that the regulations were meant to stop opposition protests – #ZANUPFMustGo and #31_July slated for later this month.
Mnangagwa cited the surge in the number of coronavirus cases as justification for tightening lockdown regulations.
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