6 October 2015
New Zimbabwe Header
14 jumbos killed by cyanide poisoning
Power outages: rural millers work nights
Chamisa rubbishes Tsvangirai coup claim
Sweden: corruption ‘rampant’ in Zimbabwe
I regard Tsvangirai highly but…, says Biti
Politicians must respect voters, says Mangoma
Nguesso third term: Congolese to vote
Clinton hallucinating, says Mugabe
Industry capacity use 36pct, CZI
Top brewer says revenue down 6pct
Thieving model lawyer blames shop attendant
UK: Free To Worship celebrate 5 years
Chicken Inn quiz How, DeMbare face City
Dynamos target league and cup double
Mufuka: Worshipping false gods has its limits
Zim: What is the national question?
Mawere: Letter to Charamba aka Manheru
New churches and human worship
Sekeramayi vows crackdown on political violence
16/12/2012 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter
No to violence ... Sydney Sekeramayi
Mudede: 300, 000 voters dead since 2008
Zanu PF: Constitution stalled over 30 issues
Zim reform efforts in jeopardy
Poll budget trimmed, boundaries remain
Tsvangirai addresses academic credentials
Kasukuwere's white servants wish
123 cops nabbed in anti-graft blitz
Coltart: Zim top brass fear ICC arrests
Zanu PF slammed for foreign radio threats
US to accept credible Mugabe poll win
Charumbira: 'Zanu PF, chiefs inseparable'

STATE Security Minister Sydney Sekeramai has vowed a crackdown on perpetrators of violence by security agents ahead of next year's general elections.

Sekeramai says government will activate the security apparatus in the run-up to the polls to maintain order and preclude any coercion of voters.

“The public is assured that the army, police and intelligence services will be extremely vigilant and coordinating their activities before and during the elections to detect any trouble makers,” he told the Herald.

The Minister sought to allay growing fears that the country could once again slide into bloodshed that blighted the 2008 run-off election, forcing MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai to withdraw in protest.

President Robert Mugabe went on to declare himself winner, sparking a political crisis that would attract the intervention of SADC, resulting in the formation of a unity government after a drawn-out negotiation process.

Hundreds of MDC activists were killed in the raging run-off violence. Zanu PF suffered minimal casualties.

Much of the violence was blamed on Mugabe who openly fed his supporters red meat rhetoric, taking every opportunity to remind  them that Zimbabwe’s independence was attained after a brutal guerilla war and that Zanu PF could therefore, not allow power to slip by the “mere stroke of a pen.”

Critics question the security apparatus’ impartiality given their known leanings towards Zanu PF. They have also been accused of torturing MDC activists and officials.

Yet Sekeramai says: “The peace-loving public should be assured that all the security sectors will be on full alert and are doing their best that the election period will be a picnic.

“Security has always been the priority of government... The role of the security sector is to defend Zimbabwe’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and national interests.”


Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it






Face Book


comments powered by Disqus
Car shipping to Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia from UK
RSS NewsTicker