VIDEO: We are targeting the criminals around the President’

Major General Sibusiso Moyo

Major General Sibusiso Moyo

This is the statement that was delivered by Major General Sibusiso Busi Moyo and Air Vice Marshall Jacob Nzvede on behalf of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces live on national television early this morning, November 15, 2017

FELLOW Zimbabweans‚ following the address we made on 13 November 2017 which we believe our main broadcaster‚ ZBC and The Herald/The Chronicle were directed not to publicise‚ the situation in our country has moved to another level.

Firstly‚ we wish to assure the nation that His Excellency‚ The President‚ of the Republic of Zimbabwe‚ Head of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces‚ Cde R.G Mugabe and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed. We are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice.

As soon as we have accomplished our mission we expect that the situation will return to normalcy.

To the civil servants: As you are aware‚ there is a plan by the same individuals to influence the current purging taking place in Zanu-PF to the Civil service.

We are against that act of injustice and we intend to protect everyone of you against it.

To the judiciary‚ the measures underway are intended to ensure that‚ as an independent arm of the state‚ you are able to exercise your independent authority without fear of being obstructed as has been the case with this group of individuals.

To our Members of Parliament: Your legislative role is of paramount importance for peace and stability in this country and it is our desire that a dispensation is created that allows you to serve your respective political constituencies according to democratic tenets.

To the generality of the people of Zimbabwe: We urge you to remain calm and limit unnecessary movement. However‚ we encourage those who are employed and those with essential business in the city to continue their normal activities as usual. Our wish is that you enjoy your rights and freedoms and that we return our country to a dispensation that allows for investment‚ development and prosperity that we all fought for and for which many of our citizens paid the supreme sacrifice.

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To political parties; We urge you to discourage your members from engaging in violent behaviour.

To the youth: We call upon you to realise that the future of this country is yours. Do not be enticed with dirty coins of silver‚ be disciplined and remain committed to the ethos and values of this great nation.

To all Churches and religious organisations in Zimbabwe: We call upon you and your congregations to pray for our country and preach the gospel of love‚ peace‚ unity and development.

To both our people and the world beyond our borders: We wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover of Government. What the Zimbabwe Defence Forces is doing is to pacify a degenerating political‚ social and economic situation in our country which if not addressed may result in violent conflict.

We call upon all the war veterans to play a positive role in ensuring peace‚ stability and unity in the country.

To members of the Defence Forces: All leave is cancelled and you are all to return to your barracks with immediate effect.

To our respected Traditional leaders: You are the custodians of our culture‚ customs‚ traditions and heritage and we request you to provide leadership and direction to your communities for the sake of unity and development in our country.

To the other Security Services: We urge you to cooperate for the good of our country. Let it be clear that we intend to address the human security threats in our country. Therefore any provocation will be met with an appropriate response.

To the media; we urge you report fairly and responsibly.

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  • God of War

    Finally you report on this you useless editor. U too should be arrested.

  • Gert

    This is what happens when a leader overstays in power. Please send Mugabe to exile and lets start afresh.

  • qondani

    This paper takes days to write stories it’s a pity

  • msongelwa

    Poor jounalism why taking 20 hours to publish a story in ur papers,good ridence as he had passed his sell by date, Mugabe should be tried for this suffering who he brought to the people all his assets must be taken by the transitional government , he looted everything soldiers we support ur move tell him to go now.

  • murenje wakaseja

    Mandi Chimemene is a criminal who should not be sitting in a ZANUPF office as a minister representing Manicaland she has done many terrible things with Grace Mugabe and misled Chipanga

  • Tom

    Targeting criminals around Bob- really? Can general moyo describe the crimes these targets have committed. Have they been taken to court and found guilty? is that not the job of the police? Its all hyper noise and settling political scores that I see, Bob has indeed overstayed and is past his sell by date but it is these chiwengas and co who have propped him up when it suited them. When Bob lost the 2008 elections was it not the military that kept him in office -because it suited them! Now that their interests are being threatened after the firing of ED they execute a coup!! Can you honestly tell me that Chiwenga and co do not have money stashed in foreign bank accounts? Or in their homes? Na I refuse to believe that. If u r targeting criminals why then keep your commander in chief under house arrest? Tell the nation the truth!