Thank you Makone

theresa_makoneEDITOR - I would like to thank Co-Home Affairs Minister Theresa Makone (pictured) for the interview granted with SW Radio Africa in which she explained that the hands of the Co-ministers of Home Affairs are tied because, according to the Police Act, Commissioner of Police Augustine Chihuri reports to President Muga

Given the fact that President Mugabe has publicly admitted that he is not listened to, it would be in the best interest of the country if parliamentarians could amend the Police Act to have the Police Commissioner reporting to the Minister of Home Affairs.

While Mugabe publicly said he talks peace but is not listened to, we all know that he was not telling the truth. As Co-Home Affairs Minister Theresa Makone correctly pointed out, if Mugabe told the police to arrest perpetrators of violence, all the violence engulfing the country would end instantly. Mugabe is actually letting the police do whatever they want in order that he can stay in power. In my opinion, he should be answerable for the crimes he has committed against humanity.

Before Minister Makone’s interview with SW Radio Africa, I was going to write to suggest that the Co-Ministers should instruct any police officers to report their colleagues who are abusing their authority. This might mean that rogue elements in the police force are identified. I think this is still an option in these extra-ordinary circumstances which opponents to Zanu (PF) find themselves in.

I am sure the professionals within the police ranks will come forward and report their corrupt, Zanu-ised colleagues who should be flushed out of the system. I know this for a fact because I have a relative in the police force, and another in the army who have told me that they are sick and tired of being used for the selfish benefit of Mugabe and his cronies.

Thank you Amai Makone for the good work you are doing, and please keep it up until the police force turns professional. KENNEDY KAITANO, New Zealand

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