ZANU PF legislator for Chivi South, Killer Zivhu, has said that those wishing for the arrival of the 16th of August should be prepared for disillusionment since the protests scheduled for the day will never bring solutions to the country’s issues.
His remarks come when the opposition MDC has announced that it will have a “massive and peaceful” demonstration on the 16th of August over the scarcity of fuel, the soaring inflation, power deficit, paltry workers’ salaries, and severe starvation among other issues.
Posting on microblogging site, Twitter, Zivhu said:
16 August iyi yamunochemera iyi muchazodemba pamberi apo. Zimbabwe doesn’t need street action only dialogue can save us. why kuda kuparadza zvishoma zvatinazvo .its better kutambura uri mupenyu, let’s talk as a nation zvinopera. I beg u to think of yo family or yo dreams first.
Loosely translated, Zivhu’s post read:
You will soon regret ever wishing for the arrival of 16 August. Zimbabwe does not need street action, only dialogue can save us. Why do you want to destroy the little we have? It is better to be poor and alive, let’s talk as a nation, all issues will come to an end. I beg you to think of your family or your dreams first.
Others, however, disagree with Zivhu noting that mass show of discontent is necessary for dialogue to happen. They also argue that it is not better to be poor and alive because if our heroes had followed that line of thinking, Smith would have ruled this country until death and Zimbabwe would still be under white colonial rule.