SW Radio Africa News Headlines Thursday 13th December 2012
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SW Radio Africa News Stories for Thursday 13th December 2012
Tanonoka Joseph Whande calls on Zimbabwe’s politicians to actively discourage the culture of violence in the country. He says the political parties in government must sit down and agree on an aggressive policy of no violence before, during and after the elections.
An official within ZANU PF has confirmed that troops from Zimbabwe will once again be heading to the war ravaged DRC, this time as part of a peacekeeping force under the regional Southern African Development Community. Tererai talks to Giles Mutsekwa, the MDC-T Secretary for Defence, and political analyst Professor John Makumbe, about Mugabe’s unilateral decision to send the troops. Mutsekwa said his party only knows what has been reported in the local press. But Makumbe says the GPA requires Mugabe to consult the other principals first and SADC should know this.
Maramba says war vets and ZANU PF thugs rounded everyone up and forced sub-chiefs to bring all their people to a rally in Zaka, where they warned them not to attend any meetings other than ZPF rallies. They gave a December 31 ultimatum for all MDC members to surrender their membership cards and party regalia to ZPF local leadership, or face death by torture; while Chimondo says the people of Zimbabwe are the main problem, for they have let ZPF and Mugabe do as they wish. They need to look at themselves in the mirror, get involved in the fight for change and stop hoping political parties will change things for them.