Gvt to continue cushioning citizens

By Dorcas Rumano and Christopher Makaza

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has assured the nation that Government will continue to cushion citizens in the current harsh economic period.

President Mnangagwa said this whilst addressing thousands of mourners who thronged the National Heroes Acre to bid farewell to the late Major General Trust Mugoba.

“I am aware of the current economic hardships being experienced as a result of a combination of factors such as continued illegal sanctions, the ongoing economic reforms and drought among other issues. My Government will be rolling out more social safety needs to cushion the honourable members of our dear society,” he said.

President Mnangagwa also said that the New Dispensation would not tolerate lawlessness.

“It should be known that under the second republic the rule of law shall be applied without exception. My Government will not allow the abuse of the constitutionally enshrined democratic rights and freedoms that comrades like the late Major General Mugoba fought so hard to achieve. Acts of subversion, lawlessness, civil delinquency disguised in whatever manner will not be condoned,” he said.

 “Let us continue to fight all forms of corruption at all levels. People must be accountable for their actions, to this there is no going back,” said the President.

Meanwhile President Mnangagwa exalted all farmers countrywide to adequately prepare for the 2019/2020 farming season taking into account the weather forecast by the Meteorological Department, which predicted normal to above normal rains in most parts of the country.