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Zimbabwe army generals dig in

by Staff reporter
09 May 2013 at 06:19hrs | Views
THE country's securocrats - who for the past four years have threatened to destabilise the coalition government by their open declaration of allegiance to Zanu PF - have further solidified their position with Zimbabwe Prison Service Commissioner-General Paradzai Zimondi yesterday telling his subordinates to rally behind President Robert Mugabe in this year's harmonised polls.

Addressing prison guards at the conferment of promotions to prison officers in Harare, Zimondi described this year as "historical" and "a special year in the history of this country", a year, he said, that should see Mugabe getting a landslide victory.

"We are quite privileged to have a visionary leader in His Excellency, the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President R G Mugabe, who has made it possible for you to be where you are today," Zimondi said.

"I have no doubt that you will never want to let such a leader down, especially this 2013, which is a special year in the history of this country."

Zimondi, who was one of the first among top security officials to openly campaign for Mugabe in recent years, made the latest such remarks in recent days after fellow generals made the same comments.

Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander General Constantine Chiwenga last week lampooned Prime Minister Morgan and this particular document was a result of a meeting we had on Monday where everybody agreed."

Source - newsday