Observe the law, says Chiwenga


HARARE - Following Robert Mugabe’s exit yesterday, “The People’s General”, Constantino Chiwenga, pictured, last night called upon Zimbabweans “across the political divide to exercise maximum restraint and observe law and order”.

Chiwenga, who was flanked by other service chiefs at the Josiah Magama Tongogara Barracks, said Zimbabweans must now demonstrate their “character and tradition as a peaceful and law-abiding nation”.

“The country’s security forces and law enforcement agencies will be out in full force to ensure that law and order is observed, life, limb and property are secured,” said Chiwenga.

He added that anyone who breaks the law will be dealt with severely.

“Acts of vengeful retribution or trying to settle scores will be dealt with severely,” said Chiwenga.

He added that “religious organisations across the denominations are encouraged to pray for peace and stability in our nation”.

“In the same vein, students are encouraged to be well-behaved and concentrate on their studies. We further appeal to everyone to avoid abuse of social media or any other platforms to inflame feelings or incite public disorder in the country. We also urge the business community to go about their normal operations as always. The defence and security services expect maximum cooperation from all members of the public who must observe the country’s laws to the fullest,” said Chiwenga.

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Comments (3)

now lacoste has just began suppressing pple in the name or preventing pple from vengeance! any one who will speak up will be labeled as an avenger or g40/mugabe agent! mnangagwa's pawa is borrowed from the army & dont tell me that it had already started!

SaManyika Chaiye - 22 November 2017

@ SaManyika Chaiye, only a few of you are woke, many have fallen in the trap set up for them and will wake up too late. The day they staged a military coup to put in a candidate of their choice they started supressing people. They usurped the powers of the president, the police and prosecutor general. Mnangagwa for his part captured the state before his sacking and the military captured him so whoever controls the military runs the show. More will disappear or be arrested and be labelled as counter revolutionaries and anti-legacy (whatever legacy they mean).

Galore - 22 November 2017

There is always something unsettling about the General's talk....in what capacity does he champion law enforcement. I agree with his position on revenge etc , but is it his place to be saying this....why do we get the impression we got ourselves a mafia boss for a stepfather...he will protect you but you may not be happy with how he chooses to do it. Their idea of rules around use of social media are pretty much a sign of insecurity and oppressive behavior. To assume that people will be inflamed from social media through their private conversations & expressions now is simply hypocritical and paranoia .....how do they explain the propaganda and the brainwashing messages of "one party state" to Hondo yeminda to Kutonga kwaro gamba.... A little bit of sincerity will assist them to see that as they play the "Game" of politics and all the power wrangling they, it is actually ordinary people's lives that are impacted .....sad they sure fight to assume control over our feeble lives!

will - 4 December 2017

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