Chimene new war vets chair

HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) has appointed Manicaland provincial governor Mandi Chimene as its new leader following last weekend’s ouster of Christopher Mutsvangwa.

ZNLWVA national secretary for legal affairs, Thomas Makambe, told a news conference in Harare yesterday that Chimene, who was hitherto the spokesperson, will be deputised by George Mlala while Michael Mapfumo becomes the new secretary-general on an interim basis.

“The three will run the affairs of the association with other members of the ZNLWVA executive until we hold elections at a date to be announced in due course,” Makambe said.

Mutsvangwa, who is also War Veterans minister, was booted out as the ZNLWVA chairperson last Friday through a vote of no confidence together with his deputy Headman Moyo and secretary-general Victor Matemadanda.

However, the trio have scoffed at their ouster as null and void saying Chimene had no locus standi since she forfeited her post after she spent more than three months without attending national executive committee.

Among a litany of charges levelled against Mutsvangwa and his colleagues including his wife Monica is the allegation of disrespecting President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace and making press statement using abusive language directed at other party and government officials.

Comments (8)

Chimene ukaramba hako zvinei.uite safe.can yu be used this far.muchinguri is breathing dwn yo kneck.watiwadii.

viola gwena - 15 February 2016

im loving this.. let them VONC each other some more

joe - 15 February 2016

This is very good news. Let there be confusion in the war veterans. The next step is for Mutsvangwa to be expelled from the party. Being an affiliate of the party he will then not be able to claim leadership of the war vets. Remember Jabu?

Inyika - 15 February 2016

Reporter Mugove, why don't you tell us if this vote of no confidence has constitutional validity. Was it done in accordance with the group's constitution? Stop being a supporter of the G40 please Daily News. Apa you have lost it. Your hatred for EDM and those associated with him is making you slip on the media rail. Tell Kahiya to be professional.

Baba - 15 February 2016

war vets

ngwena - 16 February 2016

Viola you are talking shit! Mandi Chimene is a stand alone babe. She can handle that clown, Muchinguri. Joyce had a vote of confidence while she had 9/10 provincial chairman support. A precedence has been set. Matsangwa fate is sealed. All old clowns have been in government and the party for 34 years, What is it that they can change for the better that they failed to do for the past 34 years? Mnagagwa must simply resign.

Mbareboy - 16 February 2016

Fellow Zimbabweans; what's the implication of all this rumble in the ZANU PF jungle to the common citizen of our beloved Zimbabwe? What should they brace themselves for, because surely the grass is bound to be trampled heavily in one way or the other by these battling elephants, love them or not; 2018 is beckoning.

Nyatsimba Mutota - 18 February 2016

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