5 December 2012

Zimbabwe: Chihuri Must Be Sincere in His Peace Sermon

press release

Recent calls on political leaders to preach peace by Chihuri are commendable.

However, it is absurd that his appeal does not resonate with obtainings on the ground, where such rogue political pundits like Jabulani Sibanda continue to taunt and harass hapless villagers whilst Chihuri's police officers just remain keen spectators in the whole charade.

That Jabulani Sibanda and many like him around the country continue to perpetrate violent activities against innocent citizens, whilst Chihuri and his police watch from terraces smacks of very serious hypocrisy on the part of the police chief's calls.

The continued escalation of violence in Zhombe, Chegutu , Mutoko and Manicaland remain clear testimonies of the inability of police, under Chihuri, to deal with cases of violence perpetrated especially against members of the opposition by members of security and Zanu PF sponsored militias.

The police's complicity attitude in all these ugly scenes is sinister as much as it perpetuates a culture of impunity. We call upon Chihuri to match his words with action without fear or favour or he shall be held accountable for atrocities committed by these merchants of violence.

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