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Malema's EFF 'extends its solidarity' with the people of Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter
15 Jan 2019 at 21:12hrs | Views
The EFF in a statement said it "extends its solidarity" with the people of Zimbabwe.

"We call on the government of Zimbabwe to respond to these demonstrations with restraint. We particularly condemn the unleashing of military on citizens who are exercising their right to protest," the party said.

"A democratic government knows too well that militaries are not entities used to respond to protesting, armless, and defenseless citizens. To unleash the military is to treat citizens as enemies of the state, who must be met with excessive violence, force and death, as militaries are death driven, only to be deployed to those who are armed and sworn enemies of the people."

Militaries should "never ever be used against protests and civil defiance demonstrations actions," it said.

"The progressive international community celebrated the fall of [former president Robert] Mugabe, with the hope that the era of human rights abuse, associated with his reign in Zimbabwe, will come to an end. President [Emmerson] Mnangagwa is therefore consistent with the Mugabe administration in violation of the citizen's right to protest and civil disobedience."

Source - news24