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Zimbabwe Defence Forces urges Zimbabweans to be patient- its operation remains solid

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces has urged Zimbabweans to be patient adding that steady progress is being made and that there has been no variation at all from their original objectives.

“Contrary to certain media reports which the ZDF believes are being generated by some of the culprits who have been apprehended, the nation is being advised that the operation remains solid and at the same time Zimbabweans are being requested to be patient,” ZDF said in a statement.

It sanctioned a solidarity march by war veterans tomorrow in Highfield but said this should be peaceful.

“The ZDF is therefore advising the nation that for as long as the planned march remains orderly, peaceful and in tandem with the fundamental bill of rights and within the confines of the country’s constitution and without hate speech and incitement to cause violence, it fully supports the march.

“The ZDF is also encouraging the march participants to be disciplined and to return to their respective provinces with dignity after the march processions and moreover people have been warned against looting.”

The march is in solidarity with the military intervention on Wednesday and is expected to call on President Robert Mugabe to step peacefully.

Full statement from the ZDF

‘Zimbabwe Defence Forces press release’

Nov 17, 2017    

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) has issued a statement informing the nation on the new developments taking place regarding its operation and environmental issues.

In its latest statement, the ZDF says resonating with one of its operational thrust relating to freedom of expression and movement, they have been approached by several private volunteer organisations seeking to freely move and express their desires and one of such being a solidarity march planned for Harare grounds in Highfield tomorrow.

The ZDF is therefore advising the nation that for as long as the planned march remains orderly, peaceful and in tandem with the fundamental bill of rights and within the confines of the country’s constitution and without hate speech and incitement to cause violence, it fully supports the march.

The ZDF is also encouraging the march participants to be disciplined and to return to their respective provinces with dignity after the march processions and moreover people have been warned against looting.

Consistent with the ongoing operation, the ZDF wishes to advise the nation that steady progress is being made and that there has been no variation at all from their original objectives.

Contrary to certain media reports which the ZDF believes are being generated by some of the culprits who have been apprehended, the nation is being advised that the operation remains solid and at the same time Zimbabweans are being requested to be patient.

Meanwhile, the ZDF has commended the business community who have responded overwhelmingly to the call to normalise socio-economic effects to the population of Zimbabwe by adopting realistic prices.

The ZDF has therefore expressed its solidarity and a drive towards a peaceful, united investor friendly and prosperous Zimbabwe.

 

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