War vets vow to stop 'deceitful' Mugabe making Zimbabwe 'his personal property

Nhlalo Ndaba

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe

 War veterans aligned with embattled former Zimbabwean vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa claim to have regrouped to stop President Robert Mugabe from making Zimbabwe his personal property.

The war veterans under the leadership of Christopher Mutsvangwa held a media conference in Johannesburg and issued a statement saying Mugabe was never a revolutionary‚ instead he was a mere poster boy of the struggle and a “deceitful” person.

“As war veterans we are clear that we are fighting Mugabe and his dynastic cabal that have captured the revolutionary party and in the process have led to an economic meltdown‚” he said.

Interestingly‚ Mutsvangwa was fired by Mugabe from Zanu-PF in 2016 for openly challenging him. Since then he has been gathering anti Mugabe supporters with links to the ruling party.

As Mugabe continues purging party members opposed to him‚ Mutsvangwa said as war veterans they have “completely disowned” him.

However‚ sources say Mutsvangwa’s rhetoric does not carry weight.

“Firstly‚ he speaks for no one in Zanu-PF and secondly‚ ever since he left the party he has been a press conference politician and as things stand‚ those still in the big tent would like to keep their positions because there is a window of opportunity when the party wins the general elections‚” said a Zanu-PF insider.

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