Politicians must value people's lives

EDITOR —The recent utterances by the Defence minister that the government would let loose the army if  the masses decide to go on the streets is very unfortunate.  For the past 39 years Zimbabwe has nothing to write about in terms of justice, socio-economic development.  Since the time of Gukurahundi numerous people were murdered, tortured, raped and maimed. 

People were kidnapped never to be found again.  A Unity Accord was signed between Zapu and Zanu but the issue of Gukurahundi was swept under the carpet.  The leaders ignored everything as if nothing had happened. Yes rebels were there but why were innocent people killed?  

The Willovale scandal was dusted under the carpet and claimed the life of  Morris Nyagumbo.  In 2008, opposition members were subject to harassment, police brutality, corruption, CIO terror, abduction of activists and Murambatsvina. 

The central intelligence has to be the backbone on intelligence of the economy and country not for any political party.  The Zimbabwe Defence Forces has to be there to protect the citizens, to be our eagle eye on our borders and our skies and to be our territory protector. The home affairs issues is the duty of our police force.
The cry of the people is the cry of God. Zimbabwe, God is hearing you.

What the Defence minister said needs to be seriously condemned. I condemn violence, destruction of (private and public) property and army brutality.  As citizens we need to have respect for humanity which seems not available in the voice of the minister.

What is the purpose of our Zimbabwe Defence Forces? We are not at war.  All arms of security should be respected and they need also to value humanity.  The police will not fail to control the crowd as they are trained on how to handle with minimum force not to kill.  The response from the army is harsh as tanks rolled on to the streets of the capital with soldiers armed with automatic rifles and fixed bayonets is a scary situation.

Politicians should not use our security forces for selfish political interest. I know the commander, General Phillip Valerio Sibanda is a proffessional cadre, unleashing of the army on unarmed protesters should stop.  We need progress and peace in our country. Why did the army remove Mugabe, was it for the progress of our country or it was for self interest? We now have many questions. 

The citizens have to do the demos in peace not to destroy or vandalise private and public property. We do not want a repeat of the past which turned violent many lost their lives. Life is a gift from God. God is the only one who has a right to call a soul at His rightful time. 
Blood is thicker than water. Even Jesus our Lord once said “if you kill by sword you also will be killed by sword.” 

The Bible tells us that the blood of the righteous is crying to Almighty God when are you going to avenge for us.  The vengeance is for the Lord. No one can escape judgment. Kudenga kuna Mwari/Ezulwini KuloNkulunkulu/In heaven there is God. 

The soul of a man is more precious to God. I have never seen a man winning a battle against the spirit.  Let’s respect humanity whether you are in places of authority. One day God will arise from His chair of mercy and bring judgment. He is not quiet but watching. 

Our God is just. We are all His creation in His own image. Let’s value humanity and not spill blood. If the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission had done the job with credibility we were not going to lose those lives.  Why don’t we copy how others are handling crises and protests in their countries? We are slow in implementing and last on alphabet order but we call ourselves educated.

We are all Zimbabweans but others don’t value humanity. It is now your homework whether to respect and value humanity. 
Lastly, God is not blind, one day is one day. 1 John 5vs4 “Whatsover is born of God overcometh the world”. 
Cry My Motherland Zimbabwe. 

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