Violent protests recipe for disaster
EDITOR — President Mugabe’s condemnation of violent and destructive street protests by opposition political parties under the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) banner is on point.
There is need for opposition activists to appreciate that common sense is politics’ inseparable twin. Zimbabwe is sauntering gradually along the economic recovery path after its subjection to one and a half decade long illegal sanctions imposed by the West at the instigation of the MDC.
Almost all systems and infrastructure require our combined effort to perform again. Alas, our brothers and sisters in the opposition are keen to make a full end of what others have held together while they were busy demonising and economically vandalising their own country.
Clearly, this demonstrates utter deviation not only from patriotism, but also common sense on the part of our friends. The current situation requires that we apply prudent judgment and contribute our part towards an economically sound future.
How can we rebuild Zimbabwe through destroying what we already have? Fellow citizens, we need a morality check to avoid pushing our country to the brink of the cliff. The collapse of Zimbabwe which evil agents are praying for will take a similarly taxing toll on them and their children.
It is true that peaceful demonstrations are a constitutional right as per Section 59 of the Constitution, but the same section does not warrant looting, destruction of property, violent marches and disruption of business of fellow citizens. All this amounts to gross irresponsibility by the participants.
President Mugabe just reminded us all that as citizens we need to re-align our energies towards meaningful issues which take our nation to the next level of development. A united Zimbabwe is conditional towards national development. Sparkleford Masiyambiri, Via e-mail.