14 Aug, 2019 - 13:08 0 Views


Mathew Masinge, H-Metro Reporter

ZIMBABWEANS must remain vigilant and reject those who wish to perpetuate suffering of the masses through violence, disunity, divisions and unrest, President Mnangagwa has said.

Addressing thousands, who flocked to the National Sports Stadium to mark the 39th Defence Forces Day celebrations yesterday, President Mnangagwa implored Zimbabweans to celebrate peace that the country is enjoying.

“Let me appeal to all Zimbabweans to cherish the peace that our country enjoys today.

“We should be vigilant and reject those amongst us who wish to perpetuate the suffering of the masses through violence, disunity, divisions and unrest.

“It is everyone’s duty to secure the unity, freedom and peace we continue to enjoy,” he said.

“Government is therefore prioritising the upgrading of equipment as well as facilitating focused training of specialized units in both the army and airforce.”

The Head of State also pledged to continue working towards the welfare of the armed forces.

“My administration remains committed to improving the conditions of service of our armed forces.

“My government is aware that our Defence Force is equally affected by the economic difficulties faced by the general citizenry.

“Efforts are at an advanced stage to reintroduce the Military Salary Concept.

“We shall equally expedite the construction of accommodation facilities for the armed forces,” he said.

Notable housing projects under construction include the Dzivaresekwa and Mbizo schemes expected to benefit commissioned and non-commissioned officers.

President Mnangagwa also warned business owners who are continuously enriching themselves saying there were not justified.

“There is no justification, whatsoever on why people should be subjected to some of the high prices of goods and services that we have witnessed in recent months,” he said.

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