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ZANU-PF MP says #Tajamuka and #ThisFlag are not Zimbabwean

Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front Member of Parliament for Buhera Central Ronald Muderedzwa says Zimbabweans are peace loving people so organisations like #Tajamuka and #ThisFlg and other forms of violence are not characteristic of Zimbabwe as a country.

“We should uphold the law as Zimbabweans because the constitution obligates us to do so,” Muderedzwa, who was seconding a motion moved by fellow Buhera West legislator Oliver Mandipaka, said.

“We should provide constructive criticism in situations where we see that the police is on the wrong side and the police should listen to what the members of the public are saying.”

Muderedzwa said there was no need for people to resort to demonstrating for a change of government because Zimbabwe held elections every five years and if people were not happy they should elect a government they want.

“In a democracy Mr. Speaker Sir, elections are held periodically and in our case, every five years, people of the land are given the opportunity to elect leaders of their own choice and institutions that are born of the Constitution are supervised by those leaders.

“So basically, I find no reason why people should be demonstrating to say they want a change of Government when the time has not come because in a democracy, you are given the latitude to do so. When you do so, you need to do it properly so that we promote our democracy,” he said.

Full contribution:

HON. MUDEREDZWA: Thank you very much Mr. Speaker Sir for giving me the opportunity to make a contribution to this motion. I would also like to thank the mover of the motion Hon. Mandipaka for giving the broad picture of the motion and what has caused it to be debated in this Parliament. I would like to take note of the fact that some of the things are overtaken by events. When this motion was mooted, the situation in the country was not so good, but I am happy that Zimbabweans are finding reason in that they do not need to fight authority because we are a democratic country.

In a democracy Mr. Speaker Sir, elections are held periodically and in our case, every five years, people of the land are given the opportunity to elect leaders of their own choice and institutions that are born of the Constitution are supervised by those leaders. So basically, I find no reason why people should be demonstrating to say they want a change of Government when the time has not come because in a democracy, you are given the latitude to do so. When you do so, you need to do it properly so that we promote our democracy.

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