Major-General Nyikayaramba speaking at Mutonhori High School
ZAKA – Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) Chief of Staff Administration, Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba promised to unleash political violence if President Robert Mugabe fails to win 2018 general elections saying the 93 year-old leader must rule until he dies.
Addressing people gathered at the official opening of a computer laboratory at Mutonhori High School in Zaka last week Friday, Mjr-Gen Nyikayaramba said they will defy anything that comes against the goal to make President Mugabe rule forever.
"If there are others who think they can change the government, they should forget. We have the keys to the guns, and we say the President (Mugabe) should rule until he willingly retires or dies, after that chero mukada kuchinjana kutonga vhiki vhiki or mwedzi mwedzi zvava kwamuri," Mjr-Gen Nyikayaramba said.
"In Cuba, China and other countries, the revolutionary leaders ruled until they retired or died in office. This was done to thank them for liberating the people, the same should be done for Mugabe," he added.
President Mugabe himself has, however, always stated that the liberation struggle was 'selfless' and that the people who took part in it were not self-serving.
Rubbishing the selfless motive of the liberation struggle, the feared general insisted that Mugabe should be allowed to rule till death as a sign of respecting him for the role he played during the liberation struggle.
Mjr-Gen Nyikayaramba also warned that the army had the keys to the national armoury, which he said will be used to ensure that Mugabe rules for as long as he wants.
He also supported the District Schools Inspector Beulah Shambambeva who had asked parents to have more children saying family planning was a strategy by Whites to reduce the Black population.
Chief Nyakunhuwa, born Courage Jerera, assured Mjr-Gen Nyikayaramba that his people were united in their support for Zanu PF.
"We heard about supporting Zanu PF, we had been supporting it, my headmen and village heads listens to me if I command them. I have asked them to bring chicken and goats which you shall eat here and they have done exactly that, so here we are united," said Chief Nyakunhuwa.topnews,politics