Zimbabwe Defence Forces urges Zimbabweans to be patient

November 17, 2017
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Soldiers check a gun as they stand on an armoured vehicle parked in the central district of Harare, Zimbabwe, 16 November 2017, a day after the Zimbabwe National Army took control of the government from President Robert Mugabe on 15 November 2017. Mugabe and his family are believed to be safe at their house. The military denied it staged a coup

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces has urged Zimbabweans to be patient adding that steady progress is being made and that there has been no variation at all from their original objectives.

“Contrary to certain media reports which the ZDF believes are being generated by some of the culprits who have been apprehended, the nation is being advised that the operation remains solid and at the same time Zimbabweans are being requested to be patient,” ZDF said in a statement.

It sanctioned a solidarity march by war veterans tomorrow in Highfield but said this should be peaceful.

“The ZDF is therefore advising the nation that for as long as the planned march remains orderly, peaceful and in tandem with the fundamental bill of rights and within the confines of the country’s constitution and without hate speech and incitement to cause violence, it fully supports the march.

“The ZDF is also encouraging the march participants to be disciplined and to return to their respective provinces with dignity after the march processions and moreover people have been warned against looting.”

The march is in solidarity with the military intervention on Wednesday and is expected to call on President Robert Mugabe to step peacefully.