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The Zimbabwean cabinet militarized

by Stephen Jakes
04 Dec 2017 at 10:19hrs | Views
Mthwakazi Republic Party has said it is concerned with the deliberate militarization of cabinet and government by the coup leaders of this country.

"As well as recycling dead wood, this therefore means that there wont be any change like we said before, that the 1979 grand plan system remain the same and intact. Mnangagwa's new cabinet includes current serving solders and chief Gukurahundists like Air Marshal Perrance Shiri, Major General Sibusiso Moyo, war vets Chris Mutsvangwa and wife, Victor Matemadanda, known thug Pupurai Togarepi, furthermore only ZANU PF and ZANLA old guard and veterans have been appointed leaving no room for renewal," said MRP.

"The retention of Obert Mpofu, Dr David Parirenyatwa, Kembo Mohadi, Oppah Muchinguri, July Moyo, Patrick Chinamasa, Sithembiso Nyoni, among other known ZANU PF veterans and warvets means the status quo remain the same. The entire cabinet does not inspire progress in anyway, we have as a party remained resolute and consistent that the removal of Mugabe and the subsequent take over by Mnangagwa will not bring in democracy or change of policy or development especially in Mthwakazi, the same way we have been treated by Mugabe is the same way Mnangagwa will treat us as proven by Mnangagwa's Magura Charumbira and his thugs in Bulawayo this past week."

MRP said since himself as president is the chief Gukurahundist and his lieutenants are guilty of the same, they will make sure that they continue to suppress them, its clear to all and sundry that there is no plan to deal with tribal balancing, corruption, nepotism, intimidation, Gukurahundi genocide and or Matabeleland's marginalization.

"We are against the involvement of the Army and or any state security department in our civilian politics. The security sector must stay away from the politics of the country, because what they have simple done is that they have setup a precedence that when ever the military men feel like changing the President or cabinet they can just move in and do so. This is scary and any peace loving citizen of this country must resist this with the contempt it deserves. Otherwise voting will be a waste of time and resources going forward," said MRP.

"Yet we need to register to vote in our numbers because thus the right thing to do. We must continue to demand free fair and credible elections in this country, the Mnangagwa led government must guarantee citizens freedom of association, freedom of speech and freedom of expression among others if they want to be taken serious. The state media and the state security aught to be reformed immediately. Mnangagwa must with immediate effect come clean on Gukurahundi genocide and explain his involvement. We will not bother ourselves recognising him and his lieutenants as people of Mthwakazi because we don't see any meaningful change. Instead we still fear the impact of the militarization of cabinet and government that it may result in them descending heavily on us."

"Finally we call upon all the international bodies to come and monitor the election process, which we are not guaranteed that it will be free and fair. We want assurance from Mnangagwa and his government that there wont be violence of any kind during campaign period."

"We demand that Mnangagwa call his thugs led by Magura to order in Bulawayo and the rest of Matabeleland or we will defend ourselves."


Source - Byo24News

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