Zanu PF has once again trashed Covid-19 rules set by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga on Saturday.
The party has allowed close to 1 000 people to gather in a tent at the burial of five people who perished in an accident in Gutu on Sunday. The burial is taking place at Chikwati Village under Chief Chiwara in Gutu and is being attended by high ranking officials including Zanu PF Politiburo member who is also the Deputy Minister of Public Service and Social Welfare, Lovemore Matuke, Zanu PF Chief Whip and Gutu South MP, Pupurai Togarepi and Gutu North MP, Yeukai Simbanegavi.
The entire JOC leadership is also at the funeral, according to a speech made by a Government Minister.
Chiwenga ordered that only 30 people will be allowed at a funeral in light of the deadly third wave of Covid-19 which is swiftly gaining momentum in the country. Anyone who violates the rule is liable to a fine or imprisonment.
There is also a high powered presence of top Police officers in the Province. Of the people gathered at the funeral, the majority are not properly putting on their masks and a significant number of villagers don’t have masks at all.
Police went into action on Monday this week arresting people for gathering beyond the 30 and for not properly putting on masks. Masvingo Mirror
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‘FROM today we don’t listen to what Ramaphosa says about the coronavirus. We don’t comply with nonsense he says about the coronavirus until he gives us vaccine and vaccinates our people’
As the country commemorated Youth Day on Wednesday, EFF leader Julius Malema launched a scathing attack on government, instructing his members to defy lockdown regulations until more coronavirus vaccines were procured.
This call came just hours after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the country would move to level 3 lockdown regulations during a third wave of Covid-19 infections. The regulations include restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings.
The red berets, however, slammed the move and forged ahead with the party’s Centurion rally, which was attended by scores of people. This while other political leaders opted for virtual gatherings.
“From today, we don’t listen to what Ramaphosa says about the coronavirus. We don’t comply with nonsense he says about the coronavirus until he gives us vaccine and vaccinates our people because he has no intention of vaccinating our people.
The unemployed youth of SA need jobs. Level 3 will not give them jobs, reducing gatherings will not give them jobs. What will give them jobs is a vaccine and opening of the country so they can go hunting – EFF leader Julius Malema
“The Russians have offered vaccine but they refused it. We want our country back. Let us go and reclaim our country from Ramaphosa. If it means death, so be it. If it means prison, we will wait with honour because prison for revolutionaries is an honour. Only cowards will be scared of prison,” he told supporters.
He said the country’s youth had nothing to celebrate as unemployment statistics had reached an all-time high of 64%. To rectify this, the economy needed to be opened and the nation vaccinated, according to Malema.
“The unemployed youth of SA need jobs. Level 3 will not give them jobs, reducing gatherings will not give them jobs. What will give them jobs is a vaccine and opening of the country so they can go hunting. They are not lazy to hunt.