Thursday, March 14, 2019

Decision To Deploy Army In January, Mnangagwa Notifies Parliament

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Zimbabwean Army crackdown on civilians
President Mnangagwa yesterday notified Parliament of his decision to deploy members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces to assist the police following violent demonstrations on August 1, 2018 and January 14 to 16, 2019.
The demonstrations saw people dying and left a trail of destruction. The notice was read by Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi in the National Assembly in terms of Section 214 of the Constitution. Ziyambi said the deployment by the President who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces was also made in terms of the Public Order and Security Act.