Mnangagwa reads riot act

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday vowed to act against all forms of subversion, saying his government is committed to upholding of freedoms which people like Major General Trust Mugova fought for.

In his speech at the burial of Mugova at the National Heroes Acre in Harare, Mnangagwa said government would not allow abuse of the Constitution.Mnangagwa said acts of subversion, lawlessness and civil delinquency would not be condoned.

“My government will not allow the abuse of the constitutionally enshrined democratic rights and freedoms that comrades like the late Major General Mugova fought so hard to achieve.“Acts of subversion, lawlessness,  civil delinquency disguised in whatever manner will not be condoned.“The law of our country will apply without fear or favour,” he said.

Mnangagwa also expressed his concern over the economic situation in the country, which he said has been worsened by sanctions, economic reforms and the drought.

He urged the nation to continue to fight corruption at all levels.

“I’m aware of the current economic hardships being experienced as a result of a combination of factors such as the continued illegal sanctions, the ongoing economic reforms and a drought, among other issues,” he added.

Government, said Mnangagwa, would continue rolling out more social safety nets in order to cushion the vulnerable members of society.

“Meanwhile, let us continue to fight all forms of corruption at all levels. Every individual must be accountable for their actions. In this, there is no going back,” he Mnangagwa continued.

Mugova died on September 6, the same day that former President Robert Mugabe passed on.

He was buried on Wednesday at the Heroes Acre.

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