“People call us junta, the President (Emmerson Mnangagwa) is a war veteran, Vice-President (Constantino) Chiwenga is a soldier, I am a soldier, (Housing) minister (Daniel) Garwe here is a soldier and we will rule not minding what the media says. We will continue to rule. Civilians will not” (…) “Those of you who are like dogs barking at the rising moon, you can come back home because the moon will continue rising. There is nothing wrong in coming back home” – Vice President Kembo Mohandi on the 16th October 2020 (Newsday.co.zw – ‘Junta here to stay: Mohadi’ 17.10.2020).
Vice-President Mohandi revealed and said things straight-forward. So, the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) is saying what people are saying about it. It is a military enterprise with military leaders. The government is a junta and they are not claiming to be otherwise.
This is not shocking, the other VP is acting like the government is an army. It is Command Government. It is Command Fasting, Command Agriculture and Command Health Care. ZANU-PF is not hiding it anymore.
We knew that the military took over during the Operation Restore Legacy. This has been known and clearly they have more control, than they wanted to tell in the beginning. However, with the years now and security. The gloves are off and the big-guns are now secured.
That Kembo Mohandi is saying this now. Shows that they are not fearing anything. They are just initiating, that the army will control the state and not have a civilian government. This is why the governance and transparency will be lacking. Since, they are all following chain of command and not listen to civilians.
We now know that these folks intends to stay. The New Dispensation is a 2nd Republic of a junta. They are willing to use force and intimidate. They are willing to wreck havoc to human rights, political activism and opposition leaders.
When you put a government like this in power. You should expect impunity. An armed government who work with military means. Will not respect the citizens, but force themselves on people. It will use soldiers and police officers to intimidate the public. If you disagree, you will meet the authorities, because your supposed to obey the chain-in-command.
There is at least not any question anymore. The ZANU-PF is a junta, a military government and they not a civilian one. They are willing to overstay and not respect elections or the will of the people. Since, they have the weapons and the army behind them. Peace.