Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’Association chairman, Chris Mutsvangwa has called on all Zimbabweans to attend a rally to be held at the Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfield, Harare tommorrow (Saturday)’in solidarity with the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) which seized control of the country this week.
The intervention by the army, led by ZDF Commander General Constantino Chiwenga, triggered events that could lead to the end of President Robert Mugabe’s 37 years rule as South Africa has since sent two officials to negotiate between Mugabe and the army generals.
“We applaud the ZDF, they are professionals in their conduct, they did their part. Between now and tomorrow we are giving a chilling warning to Mugabe and cabal that it’s done. Tomorrow we will be speaking as Zimbabwe not as various political parties,”said Mutsvangwa.
Mutsvangwa added that no political party regalia is allowed and urged Zimbabweans to exercise discipline.
The war veterans’ leader said he has respect for the opposition and called for all political parties, churches and businesses and other institutions to support the initiative.
He added that people who will attend the rally tomorrow should come as Zimbabweans and not in their political regalia.
“(MDC-T leader Morgan) Tsvangirai respects our security forces because he knows these are the important institutions to the nation. You must remember that in 2008 our generals saluted Tsvangirai in parliament. Mugabe’s shelf life is now only as long as that of fresh milk. People should come out as Zimbabweans to make a statement.”
Since Tuesday, Zimbabwe has been gripped by anxiety and uncertainty after the army took over the control of the country insisting that they wanted to deal with the capture of the presidency and criminals surrounding him.
BY TAPIWA ZIVIRA
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