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Army Commander speaks on July 31 mass protests

by Mandla Ndlovu
17 Jul 2020 at 09:08hrs | Views
Commander Zimbabwe Defense Forces Commander General Phillip Valerio Sibanda  has refuted media reports that the army is behind the much hyped July 31 mass demonstrations.

In a statement published by The Herald, General Sibanda said, "These claims and assertions are the work of very fertile imagination of the authors of these articles, which members of the public should dismiss with the contempt they deserve.

"They are aimed at unfairly using the security establishment to drum up support for their planned illegal anti-Government protests. It should be noted that, as a professional, loyal and patriotic Defence Force, the ZDF does not involve itself in anti-people activities that are designed to achieve anti-Government political and economic objectives by some malcontents within our citizenry."

Meanwhile Transform Zimbabwe leader Jacob Ngarivhume, who is behind the organisation of the protests, told journalists that, "Bad leaders need to take their feet off our neck, we can't breathe. We demand all public leaders to immediately step down."

Source - Byo24News