Churches and civic organisations have urged Zimbabweans to unite, saying no politician worth dying and or suffering for.
Addressing a joint presser in the capital yesterday, Irvin Takavada who is the grouping’s Harare National coordinator said politicians are never defined as the most important stakeholder group and they should never be allowed to hold the nation at ransom.
“To ordinary Zimbabweans,cheap politicking and grand standing runs very much contrary to our common aspirations,it is clear that politicians are never defined as the most important stakeholder group and they should never be allowed to hold us at ransom.
“There is no politician worth dying and or suffering for,they have their own struggles to shoulder.
“The challenges confronting us as a nation are too numerous to mention and it calls for any sensitive leadership to commit the transformation of the people’s lives at all costs,” he said.
He added that people should focus on fair equatable distribution of natural resources for the good of the people and the transformation of their lives during the post election period.
“The lives of the generality of our people have turned into a night mare in the post electoral period,not only were unarmed people callously gunned down by the army in the streets but there is no cash,cholera is wreaking havoc,prices of basic commodities are increasing astronomically and the political impasse seems to have no ending in sight.
“Lest we forget the people’s struggle is centered on bread and butter issues and the fair equatable distribution of natural resources for the good of the people and the transformation of their lives.
“Zimbabweans deserve quality living standards and it is unacceptable for the majority of our people to wallow in poverty whilst members of the Executive,Judiciary and legislature live like kings and queens,”added Takavada.
Meanwhile President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently appointed a seven-member panel to look into the fatal shootings which occurred in Harare on August 1 after soldiers opened fire on civilians, killing seven people, injuring over a dozen others.