VPs evil twins: Mzila Ndlovu

BULAWAYO - Newly-appointed acting secretary general of the Welshman Ncube-led MDC, Moses Mzila Ndlovu, has described Zimbabwe’s two vice presidents not just as alleged threats to national security and unity over their controversial recent utterances — including that on Gukurahundi — but also as “evil Siamese twins”.

The war veteran and former National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration minister slated VP Emmerson Mnangagwa over the Zanu PF strongman’s statements at the weekend that he was trained to kill.

Ndlovu said this declaration was reflective of how President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF government continued to show no remorse on the widely condemned Gukurahundi massacres of the 1980s in which an estimated 20 000 innocent civilians were brutally murdered by the North Korean-trained Fifth Brigade in Matabeleland and the Midlands.

“His (Mnangagwa) remarks are a great insult to the victims of Gukurahundi, both dead and living and those that have been traumatised, maimed emotionally, mentally and physically.

“Because, some 30 years after   we lost our loved ones, we continue to feel threatened. It is like this threat will take us to our graves,” Ndlovu said.

He said it was very distressing that Mnangagwa’s controversial statement had come  hard on the heels of similar public utterances by VP Phelekezela Mphoko, who appeared to exonerate Mugabe and the government of any culpability relating to Gukurahundi, claiming that the killings were a Western conspiracy.

“It is time Zimbabweans realised the evil Siamese twins of the two Vice Presidents Phelekezela Mphoko and Emmerson Mnangagwa.

“On one hand we have Mphoko making reckless and false claims that Gukurahundi was a conspiracy of the West, but immediately here is his counterpart coming out directly to contradict him, proving that Zanu PF orchestrated it,” he said.

Ndlovu, who has been consistently outspoken on issues pertaining to the massacres, said it was clear that “these Siamese twins” were out to not only intimidate the people of Zimbabwe, but also to keep reminding them that even if they knew that Zanu PF had committed the atrocities nothing would happen to ruling party bigwigs.

“To have a people so high in their ranks making such frightening statements is inexcusable in our view.

“This intimidation is typical of the tactic used by Zanu PF to rule this country through fear since independence,” Ndlovu said.

Comments (12)

"It is time Zimbabweans realised the evil Siamese twins of the two Vice Presidents Phelekezela Mphoko and Emmerson Mnangagwa." They are just the hounds...the elephant in the room is Mr Mugabe himself.

Galore 123 - 26 February 2015

Massacres worse than Gukurahundi are on the horizon. Pray to have this prophecy averted.

shungu - 26 February 2015

ndlovu u are so stupid and silly coz Mmangagwa NEVER said he wants to kill anyone. He only said I was train to kill BUT............. Go and find out Kati akaenderera mberi achitii, muzangozvora and never think Gukurahundi saga ndiyo ichakubatsirani Kuita Win never u are losers for ever. Mna achatonga muchida musingade Amen

Murambwi - 26 February 2015

@ Murmbwi I think you have missed the point, true Mnangagwa never said he wanted to kill someone but dtatement yake yekuti I was trained to kill haifanirwe kutaurwa na VP. This is intimidation or trying to instill fear mu povo. I for one dont mind kuti atonga ndiyani but will worry over a country being led by someone who brags to being a killer.

matombo - 26 February 2015

The more these twins talk the more evil they expose themselves. They are not worthy national leaders. This country needs a lot of prayers to remove this curse.

maita - 27 February 2015

Ngwena ndisekuru vangu but I think he gets over exited he needs someone to control his ego. This is not the first time I have head him brag about such. Ngwena I know you might not have liked Josiah Magama Tongogara I am urging you to listen to his memos when speaking for public consumption. He always reassured people for peace yet he was a well trained killer. Sekuru dzorayi tsvimbo

Help - 27 February 2015

@Shungu are you a prophet of doom? Your father Satan has told you of his intention to make people fight and shed blood?

charles charingeno - 27 February 2015

Mnangagwa needs to understand he is a national leader all be it by hooks or crooks. As such there are words which must not be spoken and he must know what he is saying in public because most of the time it will be broadcasted. Often he says something totally irrelevant. Advisors sometimes help a lot.

Edzai - 27 February 2015

Truth be told, the West and apartheid South Africa was involved in trying to destabilize the region to counter the efforts of Mkonto weSizwe in South Africa as it was training in neighboring countries. This is well documented in various books, one of the noted authors being Martin Meredith. That being said, that's no excuse for the killings. Everyone who was involved must be brought to book or at least confess to the killings and go to the regions affected so that there may be true national healing. They may have forgotten but not the victims.

marv - 27 February 2015

Ko akati trained killers don't die ndiani? We have seen people bragging about all sorts of things in this country vozongofa like everyone else. Hunzvi - by a mosquito, Mahachi - car accident etc. We're all mortal killers and the killed.

Nathanjo Yomo - 27 February 2015

Who does this bloody Killer think he is threatening? You were trained to kill then but now who can you kill you wizard, except sending your dogs to do the dirty work for you? You are now a spent force like your fellow war vets my man. ASJIKI!!!!!!

Chipoto vhaivhai - 2 March 2015

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