Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) Chief of Staff Administration, Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba promised to unleash political violence if President Robert Mugabe fails to win 2018 general elections saying the 93 year-old leader must rule until he dies.
Addressing people gathered at the official opening of a computer laboratory at Mutonhori High School in Zaka last week Friday, Mjr-Gen Nyikayaramba said they will defy anything that comes against the goal to make President Mugabe rule forever.
“If there are others who think they can change the government, they should forget. We have the keys to the guns, and we say the President (Mugabe) should rule until he willingly retires or dies, after that chero mukada kuchinjana kutonga vhiki vhiki or mwedzi mwedzi zvava kwamuri,” Mjr-Gen Nyikayaramba said.
“In Cuba, China and other countries, the revolutionary leaders ruled until they died in office. This was done to thank them for liberating the people, the same should be done for Mugabe,” he added.
President Mugabe himself has, however, always stated that the liberation struggle was ‘selfless’ and that the people who took part in it were not self-serving.
Rubbishing the selfless motive of the liberation struggle, the feared general insisted that Mugabe should be allowed to rule till death as a sign of respecting him for the role he played during the liberation struggle.