Well said General
EDITOR — Your sister paper, The Sunday Mail, on August 7, 2016, carried an article in which the Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, General Constantino Chiwenga, gave a strong warning against elements bent on fomenting turmoil and chaos in this country.
The General was spot on. The defence forces has a constitutional mandate to defend the sovereignty of a country and its people. It is therefore pleasing to hear the General assure peace-loving Zimbabweans that the defence force shall not sit and watch the country being toyed around with by malicious people, but are vigilantly watching.
It is worthwhile to remember that this country’s independence came about though a protracted war of liberation in which thousands lost lives. We have no room for the #Tajamuka and #Thisflag nonsense. Those that find solace in this nonsense, better be warned because the defence force shall equally rise to that. Once again I say . . . thank you General, we can now go home and sleep well knowing that we are protected.
Turmoil and civil unrest, the world over, has always been counterproductive, destructive, lifethreatening, scare away investors . . . You can name it. As we celebrate and remember the gallant sons and daughters who made it possible for us to see a new Zimbabwe, we urge progressive Zimbabweans to shun these unruly tendencies and devote their energy in reviving our economy.
Once again I quote the General, “Vanhu ngavapute mbanje dzavo zvakanaka . . . don’t disturb us because we lost thousands of innocent sons and daughters.” Taisirevei Mahoza, Hwange
Gen Constantino Chiwenga