Beware of avenging spirits: Tsvangirai

BUHERA — Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai Friday warned perpetrators of political violence that they would invite the wrath of avenging spirits should anyone lose life in political skirmishes.

Report by Moses Matenga

Addressing diplomats and villagers during a field day at his rural home in Humanikwa village in Buhera, Tsvangirai said phenomenal development could be realised in the country should Zimbabweans heed the call for peace.

“Perpetrators of violence are inviting avenging spirits by killing each other. Our voices are now getting hoarse as we condemn violence. President (Robert) Mugabe is also saying it every day. We say no to violence in the forthcoming elections. If we heed this message, our country will develop and God will help us go through this transition,” he said.

The Premier said the country had the potential to become the fastest-growing economy not only in Africa, but in the world. The area’s
traditional leader, Chief Makumbe, urged the people of Buhera to be exemplary in heeding the call for peace.

“Prime Minister Tsvangirai and President Mugabe are speaking against violence in rural areas every day. Here in the PM’s area we want to be exemplary and not embarrass the PM,” he said.Chief Makumbe urged headmen who were present to go back and preach the gospel of peace to their subjects.

Responding to a demonstration in which some villagers last Thursday accused him of diverting water to his mother’s homestead the PM said he did not bar anyone from drawing the water.

Recently Zanu PF Midlands chairman and governor Jason Machaya paid restitution to the family of MDC-T activist Moses Chokuda who was murdered by his son Farai and three others in 2008.

Machaya paid 35 head of cattle and his son was slapped with an 18 year jail term for murder.

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10 Comments

  1. “Warning people to beware of the wrath of avenging spirits”? What a load of tosh. The next referendum and subsequent mock elections are going to be bloodsoaked, worse than 2008 violence. The MDCs have wasted 4 years in a dysfunctional coalition which has failed the basic test of stopping violence.

    1. CHIF FORTUE CHARUMBIRAH

      YOUR RESPONSE SHOWS A TOTAL LACK OF UNDERSTANDING THE AFRICN CULTURE ESPECIALLY ON ISSUES TO DO NE NGOZI.YOU MAYBE FORGIVEN FOR THAT AS U MAYBE A FOREIGNER IN OUR MIDST AND NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE CULTURE WHERE KILLING AN INNOCENT PERSON ATTRACTS THE WRATH OF THE AVENGING UNDERWORLD SPIRITS DONT JUST JUMPINTO COMMENTING ON ISSUES U LACK KNOWLEDGE OF ZVINOKUVADZIS.

    2. Sender52 is the devil who hate to see anything that is good and just.

    3. “failed the test of stopping violence? What load of crap is this, what does this even mean?”

    4. Unenge unotopengawo iwe, ngozi hauizivi here iwe, even Oppah Muchinguri at one point said if you kill in my name hameno hako ngozi inouy akumba kwako kwete kwangu

  2. MALUPHOSA LUNGENE LONKE LUPANE

    SENDER 52 you are a danger to people. the PM here was just discouraging people to be politically used my friend into being involved in issues which may lead to loss of limb and human life period.unless you are one of those who in 2008 was part of the appartus who killed etc then good luck to you

  3. SENDER 52 Can you in all honesty prove that the call by prime minister of zim and president of mdc t it all tosh?maybe its you who need to have your head examined cos u see negativity in all that the pm and president said?embrace peace

  4. about placad waving villagers people should sharn being used by politicians,these guys have nothing to offer only self enrichment .please villagers dont be divided by these silly get rich quick seeking people,public media also got their propaganda stunt wrong,trying to discourage invited guest by false woods,its high time you stop hating the pm and all that is associated with mdc everyone knows your agenda ,for your information next year`s election will be fought on the now popular social platforms like facebook,wattsup etc and the youth will dominate the numbers,unfortunately this group is not easily swayed by falsehoods and intimidation,they need facts as they are.the public media should reform now and realise they are not campaign platform for any particular party

  5. The PM is misleading people. Out of the 200+ that were kiled in 2008, how many have we heard that they are walking freely and propering under zanu govt. He shouldnt talk of ngozi, he should talk of justice being brought against those who were violent towards opponents. Not talk of forgiving them.

  6. Unless there is real reform, MT is wasting his breath

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