‘Dont be drawn into Zanu PF dogfights’

OPPOSITION Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa has called on disgruntled war veterans to refuse to be dragged into ruling Zanu PF’s dogfights, lest the country plunges into civil unrest.

Source: ‘Dont be drawn into Zanu PF dogfights’ – Southern Eye August 22, 2016


Dabengwa’s party has invited both ex-Zipra and Zanla combatants for an emergency meeting at Zapu’s Bulawayo offices on Sunday as part of efforts to douse flames caused by the ongoing Zanu PF factional fights.

“The Zanu PF fights are becoming more and more of a threat to the country’s national security. This has, as expected, sucked in the war veterans and this is not a healthy situation for the country,” Zapu regional spokesperson Iphuthile Maphosa said yesterday.

He said the meeting will also review the welfare of ex-combatants, their role in society and to find ways of depolarising Zanla and Zipra.

Zimbabwe National War Veterans Association secretary-general, Victor Matemadanda early this week insinuated that ex-combatants were ready to take up arms, saying they will not sit back and be pushed about by the G40 faction, which reportedly was opposed to Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s bid to succeed Mugabe.

“Zapu urges the war veterans to maintain their dignity and refuse to be drawn into and used in factional and succession fights currently obtaining in Zanu PF,” Maphosa said.

“They have a role of uniting and developing the country they toiled for years to liberate by building bridges wherever there is conflict and disagreement.

“They have an all important role of preserving our freedom from colonialism, dismantling the current dictatorship and growing peace among all citizens in order that we realise the development Zimbabwe deserves and yearns for.”


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    Good move guys.

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    C Frizell 6 years ago

    I think the motto of any remaining real Whore Vets should be,

    “We will fight them with our crutches, we will fight them from our wheelchairs”

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      Julius Charakupa 6 years ago

      You mean all remaining war veterans are on crutches and wheelchairs?

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        i am not the one 6 years ago

        ..or riddled with AIDS, alcoholics or both. Take your pick. Load of free loaders who really amount to v v little. Great in their own minds parasites in others.

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    Fallenz 6 years ago

    So, exactly what have the “war vets” done to advance the nation under ZANU-PF rule… other than expect a free ride and support the thieves, violence, and corruption. Their record, what they’ve said and done, can not be denied. In spite of rhetoric, they can not rewrite history.

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    i am not the one 6 years ago

    The war vets body was/is created by Bob so he had thugs at his disposal. On the other side it made a load of worthless individuals feel important and sponge off the state and wreak havoc for idiot bob for no sane reason, they never questioned rhyme or reason, never stopped to think for a second (asking them to think is maybe a bit much). In effect a bunch of illiterate parasites who almost to the man would have played no role in the war other than possibly porter, cook or fag.