‘Ig­nore the rum­blings of fugi­tives’

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Nduduzo Tshuma in Bubi, Beit­bridge

PRES­I­DENT Mnan­gagwa yes­ter­day called on Zim­bab­weans to unite to­wards the de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try and ig­nore rum­blings of fugi­tives en­gaged in at­tempts to desta­bilise the na­tion.

Speak­ing as he com­mis­sioned the first phase of the Harare-Masvingo-Beit­bridge Road project in Bubi, Beit­bridge, Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa said de­vel­op­ment can only be achieved in a peace­ful and tran­quil en­vi­ron­ment.

“Let me re­it­er­ate that my Gov­ern­ment will not tol­er­ate cor­rup­tion nei­ther will we hes­i­tate to ter­mi­nate un­der­per­form­ing con­tracts. The days of hold­ing na­tional de­vel­op­ment at ran­som are over.

“All this will be achieved un­der an en­vi­ron­ment of peace, tran­quil­ity, sta­bil­ity, unity and love in the coun­try. That is the ba­sis that pro­vides de­vel­op­ment in our coun­try,” said Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa.

“We must re­main united; we must ig­nore the rum­blings of the fugi­tives who ran away from this coun­try and fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing our coun­try for the ben­e­fit of our peo­ple.”

Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa’s calls come amid fren­zied at­tacks on Zim­babwe per­pe­trated by the tri­par­tite al­liance of the op­po­si­tion, the no­to­ri­ous G40 ca­bal and some hos­tile West­ern em­bassies.

The G40 ca­bal has also roped in South African op­po­si­tion party Eco­nomic Free­dom Fight­ers led by Mr Julius Malema in its as­sault on Zim­babwe.

So far, how­ever, at­tempts to ef­fect il­le­gal regime change through demon­stra­tions dis­guised as protests against cor­rup­tion have failed as they found no tak­ers from peace lov­ing Zim­bab­weans.

The planned vi­o­lent demon­stra­tions on July 31 which the mer­chants of vi­o­lence wanted to use to oust a demo­crat­i­cally elected Gov­ern­ment failed as it was ig­nored by the peo­ple.

Af­ter the failed at­tempts, they then adopted the #Zim­bab­weLivesMat­ter, a cam­paign to tar­nish the image of Gov­ern­ment and the se­cu­rity ser­vices.

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