- By Hon Job Wiwa Sikhala :
MP Zengeza West.
I have seen a statement released by Chitungwiza Municipality signed by one, Evangelista Machona, threatening violence and bloodbath against our people in Chitungwiza who are involved in lawful business as stupid, uninformed and scandalous.
Chitungwiza Municipality, through underqualified, corrupt and overzealous bureaucracy which acts as agents of central government have not been providing us, the residents of Chitungwiza with service delivery. We are aware that elected Councillors have been rendered useless by the bureaucracy they are asked to report to.
This strange execution of duties against the Operative law, governing local governance has been taking place at Chitungwiza Municipality for a long long time and we have been closely watching.
Giving 72 hours ultimatum, to business persons who have been the heart and soul of providing household needs to residents without recourse is dangerous. The funny part of the statement from Chitungwiza Municipality is where it’s accompanied by threats of loss of life. They say this as if they are talking about the life of wildlife.
What we want to know is whether there is a full Council resolution to the threats of bloodshed or it originates from bureaucratic elements being fed same by central government.
Evangelista Machona and those who have sent her, should know that we don’t take lightly threats to kill our people. Threatening loss of life cannot go unnoticed. Openly declaring murder against our people will never be tolerated.
The people of Chitungwiza will organize themselves into cells to deck death threats. We are waiting for the Municipality’s threats of loss of life with serious preparedness to protect our lives.
We are demanding a full Council resolution to the same. Pontificating without following due process can not be tolerated.
We the people of Chitungwiza want to enjoy our peace and tranquility without threats to our lives.
I penny off.