Zimbabwean Army Generals Threaten To Stop Further Protests Ruthlessly

Zimbabwean Army Generals Threaten To Stop Further Protests Ruthlessly
Published: 2016 August 09 04:14:55 (2767 Views)


Generals in the Zimbabwean Defence Forces have come out guns blazing threatening that any further protests against President Mugabe's government will be met with the army's interference.

Speaking at a Press conference to mark the 36th anniversary of the ZDF Day Commemorations to be held today, the Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga said the ZDF has been watching events in the country which have a serious potential to disturb the peace.

“These have to stop and people must focus on developmental programmes. The history of this country cannot, and will never be rewritten.”

“The African proverb which says, ‘hakuna zuva rinobuda rimwe risati ranyura’ holds true, because no nation can ever have two leaders at any one time. Therefore, the ZDF will never accept any unconstitutional change of Government and we stand firm and unequivocal by the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Commander-in-Chief of the ZDF, his Excellency Mugabe,” he said.

Gen Chiwenga who was flanked by Air Force Commander Air Marshal Perrance Shiri, Zimbabwe National Army Commander Lieutenant-General Philip Valerio Sibanda and six other generals went on to claim that the army remains indipendent from politics.

He said to date the threat has manifested itself by way of psychological warfare, intrusive political interference, diplomatic isolation and socio-cultural intrusion.

“It is the ZDF’s hope, therefore, that the internal component of this asymmetric threat to the country will take heed and desist from these divisive activities for the betterment of the whole nation,” he said.

He said recent events in Zimbabwe clearly demonstrate that State institutions, socio-political systems and even territories can now equally be threatened by manipulation of ideas through the use of social media giving an example of a communiqué attributed to a war veterans which he said was a clear illustration of social media by the fifth column and its quislings.

Gen Chiwenga said investigations were underway on the matter and culprits will face the full wrath of the law saying the ZDF will work with other security services to ensure that effects of certain information, ideas and concepts that infiltrate into the population depict what is in line with the preservation of Zimbabwe’s values, vision and culture.





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Anonymous user 2016 August 09 22:15:46
Kkkkkkkk......u r the dullest no wonder u have a name which is a sentence general.....stop scaring & stay out if politics....be apolitical no apologetic to Robert's cause......mincing one's words is a cumbersome futile exercise wen one's tables r turned.....hupenyu magaro...rinokwira rimwe richidzika....kunge wakamira haoana chirikufamba....so genera as the other glatus maximus of the pair......ride high & wish fo the freeze of the situation
Anonymous user 2016 August 09 07:55:22
Saddam fell and they never got a lesson from that.Gaddafi fell and they never got a lesson again.These idiots😠
Anonymous user 2016 August 09 06:15:33
Enjoy your privileges while you can Chiwenga. Everything has its end. We know you and your henchmen need Mugabe there to cover up for your terrible deeds from gukurahundi to now. Justice will catch up with you all. Remember, bigger and better armies around the world fell while trying to prop evil dictators.

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