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War vets want Mugabe challenged at congress

 War veterans are set to meet next week in Harare to push that President Robert Mugabe be challenged at the elective Zanu PF congress scheduled for December.

War veterans elders (from right) Cdes Victor Matemadanda, Patrick Nyaruwata, Joshua Kativhu
War veterans elders (from right) Cdes Victor Matemadanda, Patrick Nyaruwata, Joshua Kativhu

The meeting by war veterans — tentatively set for next week Friday — comes amid deepening political tensions, with all Zanu PF provinces resolving last weekend that Mugabe’s position as the party’s president and first secretary shall not be challenged.

The war veterans were the first to clamor for an elective special Zanu PF congress, with the ruling party leadership only agreeing to the call at its politburo meeting last week.

Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) chairperson Chris Mutsvangwa, confirmed the developments saying the meeting would take place at Gwanzura Stadium in Harare.

“War veterans have taken a position to call for a meeting … to meet in Highfield urgently for a public declaration of their position,” Mutsvangwa told the Daily News.

“The meeting will also review recent political activities, statements and developments within Zanu PF and war veterans as well as lay out the war veterans’ response (to the Zanu PF congress pronouncement) and outline our programme of action,” he said.

He said war veterans — who have remained starkly aligned to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa despite the fact that he is apparently out of favour with Mugabe — would fight to the end despite the fact that their top leadership was expelled from the party.

The ZNLWVA was purged last year for supporting Mnangagwa’s presidential bid, but they have stubbornly continued to poke their noses in the affairs of the ruling party, describing themselves as “stockholders” of the revolutionary movement.

Mutsvangwa said the war veterans are determined to frustrate efforts by Generation 40 (G40), a camp in Zanu PF which is vehemently opposed to Mnangagwa.

“The aim is to end up with no war veterans at all in all the party and government organs and, by that, the lifelong dream and achievement of destroying Zanu PF from within would have been accomplished.

“This agenda, and certainly, cannot be Jonso’s (Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo) alone.

“There must be at least one bird of a feather with Jonso, in the crowd and war veterans believe they know who this bird of a feather is. So their position is to mobilise all those who are being discriminated, to resist this agenda against them, by a combination of actions, legal action and or mass action led by the war veterans,” he said.

“A call by the war veterans is for the people of Zimbabwe to stand guard against the possible abuse of State machinery to advance a G40 factional agenda. The ideal situation would be for Zanu PF to have an elective special congress before the 2018 elections, so that the party can elect a new leader to represent the party in those elections,” Mutsvangwa said.

The ZNLWVA has previously said the only way they could support Mugabe’s candidature in next year’s elections would be if he wins an internal election at congress.

They also said if this was not the case, they would find another candidate to support and threatened to viciously campaign against Mugabe. Daily News

  • Makanyangira yaona, hamusati

  • Challenged nanikoo tibvirei

  • Toothless dogs

  • Those are the people who were beating us when we told them that mugabe is wrong, nhasi vaakuzosvunura after it’s already too late.

    • Ichokwadi Elyas. Vanhu vaifira kuti sei vachiti vari kutambura under leadership yaMugabe

    • But they realized their mistake

    • Kuzviitisa uko

    • Nenyaya yekuti they no longer weild that influence. Hapana zvavari ava. Vakapera kare panonaka vavekurwadziwa. Welcome to nyika yatairwira kubva muna 2000

    • Koiwe waiitei ipapo basa kushora chete chero munhu akaita chakanaka abva muzvakaipa saka wanga uchifaraka dai varamba vachisapota mugabe manje wairasa pamberi nemi macomrades

    • Mhata dzema war vet. 2008 they fought in Mugabes corner and they were actually saying VaMugabe Chete Chete, What went wrong now I hate those dunderheads

  • Hehehe..pakaipa maoonaka nhasi

  • Give them a chance ,
    Ù at least they have seen the light
    Sometimes a child has to touch fire in order to know the consequences of not listening to the parent

  • govt. mus arrest dem beat. dem they wer telling us b4 dat they own this country not knwing dat they were being used to kill inocent cittizens for no reaso

  • govt. mus arrest dem beat. dem they wer telling us b4 dat they own this country not knwing dat they were being used to kill inocent cittizens for no reaso


  • Magandanga agumbuka

  • Who is gonna challenge him??

  • They are lying these people they are just trying to stop people like Garwe so they can humiliate him on the congress. Better for Garwe to show them them the middle finger and join opposition politics in alliance with other parties, he commands lot of support as compared to Joyce Mujuru

  • Yes that’s democracy , people must choose there own leader from party level to national level izvi zvekumbunyikidza vanhu hazviite izvi

  • This time they might be toothfull dogs

  • Huuuuu tinyararireri pane anemachende here angamirisana naBob

  • War vets kkkkk maidzinga varungu muri mu zanu now u r challenging your own party,,,how..?.These numbers doesnt add up

  • Challenged mofunga mgabe i game kasi

  • Cde Never Maswerasei

    Handei nayo mberi nziyo iyi vakomana. Tinosvika manjemanje.

  • Ndizvozvo. Zvekuti harahwa itonge kusvika yane 98 ndozvisingaite manje. Hakuuunaaa.

  • People have to see evidence of a better direction at every level.

  • ma o vet mobvaruka bhachi shamhu dzenyu dziripo kkk


  • These people are still ZANU, they can’t change anything

  • Go ahead comrades.

  • Makuda kutsvira mudzimba manje kana kudzingirwatu muZanu PF. Makudziirwa!

  • Kupi mbwendeidzo

  • Vakanganwa kuti vakabva vachimhanya vamwe vachidonha paRobert Mugabe square mirai muone vachimhanyiswa futi ne riot

  • wakukanganwa mvura yawakadirwa kucity sports nepolice,muzim ane zvombo ndiye muhombe

  • thats the best way to go. thats democracy

  • thats the best way to go. thats democracy

  • When a mere widow was receiving a blitzkrieg of words for this cause some were mum and some joined in… https://t.co/JLQvMbztRb

  • In June 2008 I witnessed an incident where someone I knew and was close achipiswa neplastic paper!!! He wasnt even an opposition activist!! Since then I have enjoyed whatever ill befalling anyone who subscribes to the party that did that. From the youths who “arrested” vatengesi to the shefuz who bought mbanje and beer for them!! It was a harrowing experience and i relish their humiliation and suffering!!

  • Zvakubhowawo kaaa

  • Stupid toothless bull dogs be quiet

  • takati batidzai moto tibike mukati takaguta nhasi maakuti moto ngaubatidzwe ndiyani aanenzara

  • Good. They are the very people who overturned Tsvangirai’s victory since year 2000. Let them build what they destroyed. My late father was a war veteran who was given a hard time by his colleagues after he chose to support MDC in 2000 until his death in 2002.

  • moda kuroveka futiiiiii…..makanganwa

  • Vaiva nedzungu!

  • Mambokadzi Perfect Pat

    Chatsva ! Mugabe wonyura .

  • They are no longer in Zanu PF

  • War vets are toothless barking dogs instead of talking they must act and lead from the front

  • These time wasters

  • Juce card

  • Itai tione ,makanganwa chezuro nehope

  • What is the PROBLEM in ZIMBABWE? Does anyone have the correct answer or mere speculation? Who knows the actual root of the problem in ZIMBABWE?It might be Mugabe or it might not be him? Mugabe can go and things get better.Mugabe can go and things turn to worse.Its a desperate situation for ZIMBABWE.This Mugabe must go slogan doesn’t solve anything at all.I don’t support him but,wether we like or not his departure must be accurately,correctly done or else we will be DOOMED! This forcing matter is useless it doesn’t have any direction.These so called war vets have Mnangagwa as their preferred choice.Who knows if Mnangagwa might be better or worse.The problem with these so called war vets Mnangagwa to be president at costs,this is very dangerous because a new Mugabe will be created.

    • iwe hauziwe kuti imbwa inonzi haina zvayakaita since 1980 kusvika nhasi uno mvura chaiyo nthng pa tape im tlkng about water chete chete atadza

    • Mugabe has created a paranoia aura around everyone and its playing upto everyone’s mind
      Surely we don’t know who is our saviour
      We are just pointing at each other like witches because releasing ourselves from a 37year old umbilical cord is tough

    • kana maproblems edu asiri kubva paari iye ngaabve chete pachigaro vanhu vaenderere mberi nekutsvaga solution. some problems are solved by elimination. u dont want us to force him to go but u want him to force to love him

  • imbwa ma veterance havaziwe zvavanoda ndiwo wanhu wakabetsera Bob kuuraya Zimbabwe nhasi vakuwawata chii nyika yadongo kudaro ngavarime ka handi vakapihwa minda here

  • Ndokuti varume ukuu

  • Suicidal mission but ndiri kuwona muri kuhwandirana vamwe varikutengesa . REST IN PEACE in advance

  • They’re just talking and talking coz they ve been sidelined . disgruntled war vets

  • kutonga kwaro

  • They’re finally Woke.

  • Bvisai kaharawa ako kamakagadza before its getting dark ma cdes.

  • yaah thats democracy

  • that’s the problem if u are uneducated u only think for today
    I Domu lezi

  • u kip saying Zimbabwe will never be a colony coz coz uyisphukuphuku

  • Disgruntled

  • Mhata dzevanhu long time tichitambura

  • U say they are no longer in zanupf. Where are they. Havasivo here vakakatora nyika yenyu neropa

  • Thot they are already out? By the way…Grace went to Russia..be very very very scared indeed

  • Ok

  • Correct living heroes

  • Vakuda ma icecream,kwanyanyopisa

  • Fingers crossed. They’re the only hope

  • They are criticising Mugabe for holding on to power when they declare themselves stakeholders because of their role in the struggle, the same principle Mugabe uses to cling to power. Who can you trust?

  • You guys must stop this old goat in his tracks otherwise he will walk all over you. Time to doa ptoper campaigñ

  • You guys must fight harder and stop this old goat in his tracks. He was never a comrade. He is busy e… https://t.co/Q2DpbUw4Kj

  • Look at it this way. Where is Cde Tongo, Cde Rex, Cde Teu and now ED. One by one we are disappearing… https://t.co/wqMUrmsGs8

  • They must confront him themselves and keep us out. They know that they are about to kicked off the gr… https://t.co/0SfMEMUhZW

  • They ignored JTR Mujuru. Now that the barrel has been pointed at them, they want to act as if they re… https://t.co/YdErrNO82z

  • The creation of a dynastic dictatorship was nurtured by the very same war vets who now cry foul about… https://t.co/9rQswXhIPV

  • handei tione

  • Zvimagwara zvimawar vet hazvina kuhhwina hondo zvonyepa

  • selfis

  • chicken eating veterans,

  • VaMugabe chete ,ivo chetechete muhofisi kusvikira vafa .Have you all vets changed your slogan ?Isu ziii zvedu .

  • Zvingato shura chokwadi

  • s

    but you guys are you a national body or zanu body. are independent of zanu or not. are war vets not in zanu not war vets. who are you and what do you stand for. come out in the open.

  • The movie is getting interesting …some more popcorn please…

  • We support them on this one,that’s part of democracy.

  • Ijaha leNkabazwe

    I hope they do an “IFP” on ZANU-PF in December. Basically that entailed replacing all leaders “endorsed’ by party leader with people from the floor. So in effect it means Mnangagwa can just be voted first secretary ,then Chiwenga then the rest. They then send Grace packing to Sandton where her Rolls Royce and R45million rand home is waiting

  • omahn

    Matokanganwa mboma nema water canons nhai. Inga mavanga eriot squad anopora faster faster kudarika ekuhondo nhai!