While speaking at the Zanu PF Youth League National Convention in Kadoma, President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to eradicate machete violence by criminalizing the possession of the weapon.
“We have said we don’t want this, anyone found in possession of these dangerous weapons should be arrested and jailed,” he declared.
Mnangagwa also vowed to find a solution to the issue of hindrances to artisanal mining and urged not to fight over the mining claims. Instead, he promoted orderly and organised mining.
This comes after a gold rush led to acts of violence at David Whitehead textiles in Chegutu. The site has since been closed.