By Princess Mapona.
Civic Society and Churches Joint Forum (CSCJF) condemned all forms of violence in Zimbabwe and encouraged all powerful authorities to ensure peace and stability in the country.
Addressing the media in Harare, Reverend Anglistone Sibanda from the Shalom Trust, Bulawayo condemned violence and ugly behaviors exhibited in our society.
“We call upon people tasked with mandate to ensure peace and stability in the country to return to peace and to bring perpetrators of all acts of violence and all law breakers to prosecution without fear or favour” he added.
Rev. Sibanda also condemned organizers and instigators of violence that took place from 14 to 16 January 2019 saying it was politically centred. “We condemn the organizers and instigators of the violent protests that were clearly planned and executed with a political objective hiding behind the genuine labour issues,” he explained.
Adding to what Reverent Sibanda said, Nyasha Nhau a representative of the Emancipated Disability Trust, Harare, he mentioned that Zimbabwean Citizens should consider the disabled when protesting because people with disabilities are the most affected. “It is witnessed by the Bulawayo bomber blast, when it happed everyone else ran with their dear life except for disability representative in the president’s office Dr Joshua Malin’a…”.
Nhau gave reference to the August 1 2018 violence incident which marked the death of a citizen who had a hearing impairment disability and the injury of three disabled victims.
In addition, Nhau said violence is not a way of resolving economic problems and conflicts but politicians should sit down and dialogue ways to solve the problems rather than violence.