Well said Gen­eral

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

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

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