No to violence: Zanu PF

HARARE - Zanu PF political commissar Savior Kasukuwere has urged Zimbabweans not to resort to violence saying his party was ready to listen to citizens’ concerns.

Responding to the current wave of protests against President Robert Mugabe’s policies, Kasukuwere said violence would not necessarily achieve the desired results.

“When you resort to violence, it does not build the nation because there may not be any winner at the end of the day. We just need to engage each other and we are ready to listen, so let our children go to school. Do not disturb them in pursuit of personal agendas,” Kasukuwere said.

Zimbabweans last week embarked on a national stay away that completely shut down the country demanding, among a litany of other pleas, that Mugabe resigns immediately.

The strike action was the latest in a series of protests of over growing economic hardships blamed on the policies of the 92-year-old leader, who has been in power for 36 years.

The protestors have threatened another shut down this week should the authorities not heed their calls which also include that Mugabe fires all corrupt officials from his government, shelve the plan to introduce bond notes, as well as reversing the ban on basic goods imports.

But Kasukuwere said the demonstrators’ demands for Mugabe to relinquish power were tantamount to usurping the nonagenarian’s mandate unconstitutionally.

Government on the other hand insists that the protests are not emanating from the suffering masses, blaming instead the British and the French for fomenting the anti-Mugabe campaign.

“We have gathered from our intelligence that there was involvement of western embassies in all these disturbances that have been taking place,” Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo told the State-media at the weekend.

Comments (7)

You hve send your kids outside the country because you know you have destroyed it. You are just here to loot waiting to leave when there is nothing more to loot.

maita - 12 July 2016

Can someone ask Kasukuwere if he listened to people on the recent Urban Councils Bill. Please tell him to answer honestly, bearing in mind he was tabling the bill in parliament while consultations were still being done in Matebeleland. Does he think Zimbabwe is made of morons?

Madoda - 12 July 2016

Can someone ask Kasukuwere if he listened to people on the recent Urban Councils Bill. Please tell him to answer honestly, bearing in mind he was tabling the bill in parliament while consultations were still being done in Matebeleland. Does he think Zimbabwe is made of morons?

Madoda - 12 July 2016

What a paranoid bunch of losers...that's what they good at...always blaming the west hahaha. Let me get this right, i'm trying to make sense of why they are blaming UK and France, the people are simply saying enough is enough, we are tired of your corruption, lies, rigging, poor economic policies, suppression etc. Chokwadi a grown man like chombo angataure zvinhu zvakapusa kudaro kuti maBritish and French are inciting? Chombo that's really poor thinking or cover up that you're displaying I think it would be better to shut up cos this is really embarrassing on your part to be honest. Just wait, in 2 months when you run out of money to pay your police and soldiers that's when you gonna wake up from that slumber old man.

misty - 12 July 2016

we are tired of lies

patriot - 12 July 2016

But Cde, why are you worried considering that the stayaway was a huge flop? Tell us why did the Zanu PF bigwigs including the ancestor go round the country over the weekend? You are running scarred comrades, yes you are.

Zimba - 12 July 2016

This gay gangster's son must be deported from the UK. Violence is the way to go against this illegal regime.

Kachembere kekwaChivi - 13 July 2016

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