South Sudan NEWS PORTAL (JUBA CITY)
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday appealed to Zimbabweans to uphold peace and shun violence for the development of the country.
The president made the remarks at the burial of former agriculture minister Perrance Shiri at the National Heroes Acre in Harare.
Shiri, 65, died of COVID-19 on Wednesday and was declared a national hero.
Mnangagwa called for peace as protests called by the opposition and civic groups on Friday flopped, with many parts of the country remaining peaceful while most businesses were closed.
“We need peace, peace, perfect peace for national development. Let us shun strife, violence and disunity. Proponents of such divisive and ruinous acts must be rejected and exposed,” Mnangagwa said.
He said the nation must redouble efforts to stop the scourge of COVID-19, and appealed to medical workers, some of who are on strike demanding better pay, to show compassion.
“I call on our medical staff to act in the national interest and exhibit a great sense of responsibility. My government hears your cries, listens to your concerns. But the time to serve is now. Your grievances, which we acknowledge and continue to address, can not be enjoyed at the expense of the loss of life,” Mnangagwa said.
As of Thursday, Zimbabwe had reported 3,092 COVID-19 cases including 53 deaths and 924 recoveries.
Continue reading at Africa Live – CGTN Africa
As reported by Africa Live – CGTN Africa. Enjoyed this news story? Read more South Sudan news features on Africa Live – CGTN Africa.
Credits : Africa Live – CGTN Africa (https://africa.cgtn.com) → Author : South Sudan PRESS REVIEW
Publishing and Aggregation by : South Sudan NEWS PORTAL
Permission : Central Press Syndicate South Sudan
Facebook : South Sudan NEWS PORTAL
We respect the intellectual property rights of our news sources and expect our users to do the same. We may provide links to external news sources from time to time, but any trademarks, logos, photographs and videos remain their copyrighted works. If you feel our website violates fair use or infringes on your copyright, inform us immediately for redress.
The Central Press Syndicate of South Sudan publishes articles related to South Sudan from press wires, verified social media sources and Google news, thereby centralizing South Sudanese news from all over the web, in an easy to read format.
Read related stories with similar tags below: