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Zimbabwe Defence Forces boss warns army will not hesitate to step in to save the country

“It is saddening to see our revolution being hijacked by agents of our erstwhile enemies who are now on the brink of returning our country to foreign domination against which so many of our people perished.

“The famous slogan espoused by His Excellency, The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Head of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde R.G. Mugabe: ‘Zimbabwe will never be a colony again’ is being seriously challenged by counter revolutionary infiltrators who are now effectively influencing the direction of the Party.

“It is our strong and deeply considered position that if drastic action is not taken immediately, our beloved country Zimbabwe is definitely headed to becoming a neo-colony again.

“The current purging and cleansing process in ZANU-PF which so far is targeting mostly members associated with liberation history is a serious cause for concern to us in the Defence Forces. As a result of squabbling within the ranks of ZANU–PF, there has been no meaningful development in the country for the past five years. The resultant economic impasse has ushered-in more challenges to the Zimbabwean populace such as cash shortages and rising commodity prices.”

He went on: “We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in…….

“Section 212 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Defence Forces to protect Zimbabwe, its people, its national security and interests and its territorial integrity and to uphold this Constitution.”

Below is the full statement:

Let us begin by quoting the Constitution of this country particularly the preamble which speaks of “Exalting and extolling the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Second Chimurenga/Umvukela and national liberation struggles and honouring our forebearers and compatriots who toiled for the progress of our country“

It is with humility and a heavy heart that we come before you to pronounce the indisputable reality there is instability in ZANU-PF today and as a result anxiety in the country at large. Zimbabwe’s History is hinged on the ideals of the revolution dating back to the First Chimurenga where thousands of people perished. Zanu-PF is the Political Party that waged the Second Chimurenga for our Independence; the struggle which many Zimbabweans, in one way or the other, sacrificed and contributed immensely to our liberation.

Many of these gallant fighters still live-on with the spirited hope of seeing a prosperous Zimbabwe but also hope of seeing leaving behind inheritance and legacy for posterity. It is pertinent to restate that the Zimbabwe Defence Forces remain the major stock holder and when these are threatened we are obliged to take corrective measures.

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