President Mugabe said the Zimbabwe security sector defines who we are as a nation today, having fought for the liberation of the country, adding that the security sector has also assisted several countries in the region who were faced with various challenges and have excelled on the international scene and are a dependable force.
Cde Mugabe said no one could teach the security forces on democracy and independence because they fought for it.
â€œI hear calls to lecture the security sector on what democracy isâ€¦â€¦you canâ€™t teach them on democracy and freedom â€¦.they fought for it. Of course, they wonâ€™t support you (opposition parties) because they know your character…â€ said President Mugabe.
President Mugabe also said those who are working in cahoots with the former colonisers of the country and are now calling for security sector reforms should know that security forces are guided by principles that are sacred and that value the survival of Zimbabwe.
â€œHow can those who wine and dine with the enemy ask that the security forces should respect them? Are they fools, they are not idiots. Change your ways first.
â€œAs Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, I want to make it clear that no one should meddle in the affairs of the security forces, and Parliament cannot play the Commander-in-Chief role, never,â€ added President Mugabe.
Cde Mugabe said the MDC formations lied to SADC leaders at Livingstone, but thanks to the envoys sent the before the Sandton Summit, the Livingstone lies melted and are now history.
â€œOur envoys did well to give the correct the situation to SADC before Sandton. Today I am happy to tell you that Livingstone is dead, it melted in Sandton,â€ said President Mugabe.
President Mugabe said elections will be held as soon as all the GPA requirements are met and the constitution making process is completed.