The president of opposition party, Transform Zimbabwe Jacob Ngarivhume has described the attack on of their members and municipal workers at Makoni shops as unbelievable and barbaric.
“This is barbaric. It’s unbelievable that ZANU-PF choose to attack citizens cleaning the city for their own safety. It’s a shame,” said Ngarivhume.
The Christian based party president said the violent attacks will however not slow their commitment to keep the cities clean. “This is our own way to make sure that we fight typhoid and other diseases which are aggravated by failure to collect garbage in the cities.”
“We are expecting this violence to continue and even scale up. But as apolitical part we are building strategies to deal this kind of barbaric attacks against citizens,” said Ngarivhume.
He urged people of Zimbabwe to go and register to vote and vote ZANU-PF out at the next election.
TZ have forged an alliance with residents, civic and local authorities to campaign for disease free communities. Over the past two months they have been cleaning and removing garbage in high density areas of Chitungwiza and Glen View in Harare.
The party has been also instrumental in organizing demonstrations demanding an explanation from the education Minister Lazarus Dokora on the issue of the national pledge, which the party and like-minded Christian groups found was not consistent with the values of the Zimbabwean people, and their protests over the introduction of the Bond Note, introduced late last year by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.