Political parties call for peace

THE Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee (Jomic) co–chairpersons yesterday implored supporters of their political parties to shun violence and preach the gospel of peace, which they said would create the conducive atmosphere for development in the country.

Report by Phillip Chidavaenzi

The co–chairpersons — Amos Midzi (Zanu PF), Tichaona Munyanyi (MDC-T) and Trynos Mgutshini (MDC) — were speaking at a Jomic meeting for Harare province.

Midzi said it was important to establish a culture of peace in the country to engender a sense of belonging in all Zimbabweans and implored leaders to lead by example.

“We must work together. We want all Zimbabweans to enjoy peace, whether in politics or in their businesses. We are all leaders regardless of a political parties and we should share with all our members what we would have agreed upon at these meetings,” he said.

Munyanyi, who is the acting co–chair for the MDC-T, said it was important for Jomic to be pro–active through demonstration of the peace it was calling for.

Munyanyi, who is also the party’s organising secretary for
MDC-T Harare province, said Jomic should adhere to its obligation of eradicating violence.

“Jomic should walk the talk. It will be useless for us to come here and call for peace and then we go back to our communities and promote violence,” he said.

Mgutshini told the meeting that there was no need to fight and stressed the importance of spreading the message of peace until it cascaded to the grassroots.

“If there is violence, there will be no progress and peace. As we head towards elections, let us not incite violence, but preach peace,” Mgutshini said.

He implored the nation to ensure that the peaceful atmosphere during the constitutional referendum held on March 16 should prevail during elections.

17 Comments

  1. secerity reform is the answer to stop violence

    1. VeMDC-T variku rovana kwaMutare nepa Harvest House is it because of security sector? Hakuna here muchinda ari muchipatara izvozvi akarohwa nevamwe vake ve MDC-T?

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  3. @Tichakunda tiudzewo zvinoreva Security Sector Reforms nekuti muri kungorotomoka siku nesikati, nekuti maakuti zvataurwa naTsvangirai saka regai nditaurewo saka hazvishande manje nekuti munoda kuti zvinhu zvinoda gore kuti zvigadzirwe imi munoda kuti zvigadzirwe svondo chairo. Izvozvo zvega zvinoratidza hudofo whevanhu veMDC-T vose. Pasi nemaDOFO! Icho!!!

  4. Karikogagumiremanyasarandeanogarakumbarenekufiyo

    There will be no peace in Rhodesiambwe until all the Zanoids are totally defeated.. Alutsa kotapeya!!

  5. Eradication of violence is a process, I for one am happy with progress made todate. If we have our elections in this atmosphere, to me we would have done well. Recent MDC violence can be called common assault in a way, most of it came from altercations after election nekusvotesana. It happens kuRufaro after bhora. I fear that where people are force matched into camps at night, beaten for supporting the wrong party etc. Not saying any form of violence is tolerated, we need to accept that it sometimes happens when tempers flare rather than as a weapon to force a voting pattern. Fist fights occur in most parliaments of the world we don’t encourage it but is acceptable.

  6. Musakanganwa chazuro nehope, violence ya2008 was well planned nemasoja. vamwe vaitoita marally vakpakata maAK47.Its not a secret that the security sector orchestrated violence so there is need to realign this institution,

  7. Zabu Chipanga

    Gandanga ndiwe dofo chairo.Security sector reform yakabvirwa kare asi chimusamgano chako ndicho chairamba.Munombotyeiko kureforma kwacho kana muchiziva kuti munodiwa nevanhu.Reformai munyadzise machinja and go ahead to win.
    Useless people.

  8. nyaya ye violence kuma elections yakanaka stance yema politcal parties asi kune vamwe vanenge ana Mutsekwa vanopondesa ma party cadres so as to win the hearts n minds dze ma structures. zvakanakawo here? Mr tsvangirai crack the whip against such people. manje isu tinoita name and shame. zvakaitwa nava Mutsekwa(mdc-t) musi we china chapera vachibatsirwa na kingi mutandi(organising secretary- chikanga-dangamvura), tatenda nhamarare(youth chair ari cancella zvakare) zvekuda kuponda cancella dube vakazovasiya vaiswa waya mumazino 4 epamberi hazvina kunaka.

    musi wechina vadube vaiva pa meggawatt nevamwe vavo vemakare mu chikanga-dangamvura costituenz vaisangana zvavo vachiita basa ravo apo waimbova musoja va Giles Mutsekwa vanova m.p we nzvimbo iyi vaka onekwa nevanhu veruzhinji vachiti kuna Kingi uyo ari mumaoko emapurisa parizvino “kill him” . kutaura kuti vaitoda kuti organ wavo auraye chrispen dube. uyuwo nhamarare akanzwikwa achisheedzerawo kuti “tsunga wacho aripi anofanira kufa”. kuita here ikoko kuda kuuraya uyo angodiwa newanhu?

    hino samanyika achangorambira pa name n shame ipapo chete. ukarowa amweni kana kutyisidzira we will name and shame you.
    mr g. mutsekwa must not be given another term the dude is violent. what you did to Chrispen Dube is un valled for. MDC- must crack the whip on such leaders. NO TO VIOLENCE MR GILES TARIYA MUTSEKWA.

    WHAT YOU TOLD YOUR SUPPORTERS AT THE DANGAMVURA beithall on sunday at the failed rigged process to smuggle you in that ” i sit with tsvangirayi in the national executive and will influence the decision to have the process done our way” will not work.

    ndini wenyu Samanyika

  9. The majority of us Zimbabweans love peace, hatitoda zve violence. We must weed out such idiots from MDC and ZANU PF. Mukanyatsotarisa ma parties awa munoona kuti vazhinji vanhu kwavo mufunge asi kune nhubu ne ny’any’a shomanana dzinoda kuita ganyavhu. VaMugabe vakati waita violence mpurisa aiti bamba lo faka la! Jeri chairo! Pasi ne violence, pasi ne zvimbwasungata, pasi ne nharadada, pasi nekurwisana; pamberi nekubatana, pamberi nekuwirirana, pamberi nerudo, pamberi nerunyararo uyezve pamberi ne ma elections!

  10. Karikogagumiremacondomnemurambatsvina

    Scott….you think you are a clever analytical guy? Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  11. Lucifer zanu pf for life. Icho!!!!

  12. @ Bvodjo Thank very much Zanu-pf for life. Icho!!!

  13. Peace ngatiifarirei vanhu vemunyika yakanaka iyi yeGreat Zimbabwe. Ku Kenya vakaita sarudzo nerunyararo, isu ngatiiteiwo saizvozvo!

  14. PEACE BY SAVAGES, MY FOOT! ITS THEIR CULTURE !

    1. chii chinokonzera kuti urove mumwe munhu kana asingade haadika,kumanikidza hakushandi nekuti chiri mumoyo chiri muninga varume.mukadzi ukamupfimba nekumurova mungavake imba ikamira here?.dzidzisai vanhu zvakanakira musangano,isu kuno kuMbare tirikuvigirwa hama dzedu ne$1 chete nekuda kwavaSavanhu. Iyezvino madzimba takawedzera matakada takatoisa saka mukana wekuzvishandi uripo nekuda kwemusangano wedu weZANU PF .kune vana varikuto bhadharirwa chikoro izvozvi vamwe vakapedza maform4 vakatotsvagira mabasa zvekuti humbavha hwaderera.Saka vatungamiri shandirai vanhu kwete kuda kushandisa vanhu kunorova vamwe nekuti watenga tudoro twako.pasi nevasingadi runyararo.

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