Zimbabweans have welcomed the call for peace by the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe.
A cross section of Harare residents said they cannot afford to ignore Cde Mugabeâ€™s call for tolerance and peace, which were the cornerstones of his speech at the Independence celebrations in Harare on Monday.
â€œViolence destroys our country, it destroys the frame, upon which the fabric of our society is woven,â€ said one man, who resides in Mbare.
Meanwhile, Zanu PF Harare Provincial Chairperson, Ambassador Amos Midzi has urged Zimbabweans to heed the Presidentâ€™s call for unity and the shunning of violence.
â€œThe Presidentâ€™s message should not be taken lightly. People should work together irrespective of their political affiliation as they are all Zimbabweans,â€ Ambassador Midzi said.
In his Independence Day speech at the National Sports Stadium on Monday, President Mugabe made it clear that people should never engage in acts of violence and if they do so, they will face the wrath of the law.