Former Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere has condemned the imprisonment of citizens without charge, saying Zimbabweans should unite to build a better country and ensure that peace and prosperity prevails.
In a statement to mark the Heroes and Defence forces day Kasukuwere said no one should be persecuted because of political differences.
“No Zimbabwean should be imprisoned without charge for lawfully and rightfully taking part in our politics, no Zimbabwean should be persecuted because of political differences and no Zimbabwean should be exiled because of personal or political differences.
“Ours is no longer a war of canons and guns, it is a war to deliver economic independence. We are no longer pressed with racial inequality, but we see economic inequality all around us. Let us seize the opportunity to be the heroes of future generations and present. Let us rise to our generational calling. Out of us, heroes must emerge.
“To the pioneering nationalists, the trade unionists, the detainees, the war veterans, mothers who cooked, the elders who faced the enemy in concentration villages and the collaborators, today is your day,” Kasukuwere said.
His call comes at a time opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) legislators Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole have been denied bail by the courts.
They are facing charges of inciting violence in Nyatsime following the gruesome murder of CCC activist Moreblessing Ali.