Security chiefs speak out on sector reforms
SECURITY chiefs will never meet or engage MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai to discuss the so-called security sector reforms and those who are peddling false information that they will meet over the issue face arrest. Responding to media reports that Mr Tsvangirai met with security chiefs to initiate post-election discussions to secure their positions, Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri yesterday said the security forces would never meet “malcontents”. He was speaking during the official opening of the Commissioner-General of Police sports gala in Harare.
“We are too busy to engage confused malcontents who do not know their identity and have a propensity to destroy what others, dead and alive, fought for. “They must stop abusing the freedom and democracy that so many Zimbabweans died for.
Comm Gen Chihuri described calls by the MDC formations to press for the so-called security sector reforms as a “non issue” that sought to create confusion within the country’s defence forces. Last week, a local weekly claimed that Mr Tsvangirai had initiated discussions with the security chiefs through Mr Giles Mutsekwa, who is MDC-T defence and security secretary and a former major in the Rhodesian army.
According to the weekly, MDC-T claimed that Mr Mutsekwa met Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantine Chiwenga, Comm-Gen Chihuri; Zimbabwe National Army Chief of Staff (General Staff) Major-General Martin Chedondo and Chief of Staff (Quartermaster) Major-General Douglas Nyikayaramba.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Chronicle