By Rumbidzai Chiriseri.
The Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Kazembe Kazembe has revealed that machete gangs are being sponsored by people with financial influence because of the type of weapons they are using.
Speaking during the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services joint oral evidence session with the Mines Committee on the machete issue yesterday, Minister Kazembe Kazembe said the government will get rid of all the cartels involved in the machete gang operations.
” Of great concern is the observation that these gangs have become organised. The type of weapons they are using suggest sponsorship from people with financial muscle.”
“We have had some MPs who were found on the wrong side of the law. We will get rid of all the cartels involved in the machete gang operations.”
“The operations we are embarking on will rid of the menace. Given our security forces, which are the best, we should not have serious challenges. If people are still dying I do not think it is at the scale it used to be. I am still to hear of a new case. We used to receive cases on a daily basis. The operation will continue until there is complete sanity,” said Minister Kazembe.