Chimene claims to have received death threats

HARARE - New Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) leader Mandi Chimene  is claiming to have received death threats.

Chimene, who took over the reins from deposed Christopher Mutsvangwa, was seemingly upset by the reported development, and told a news conference on Tuesday that she had formally reported the matter to the police.

“We want you to know we have received threats, they said I am talkative so I must be silenced and I know that the only way to silence a person is to kill him,” she said.

The combative Chimene said she was not afraid.

“Ndinonzi Chimene ini ndiri mwana wekwaMakoni, ini ndiri mwana wekwaChingaira (I am the daughter of Makoni, the descendant of Chingaira), maybe people want to know why I am so fearless. I was born in a family of cadres, it’s in the blood. I am the daughter of Chingaira who had his head taken by the whites.

“I don’t fear anyone…My grandfather was killed by the whites and his head was taken. He was silenced and there is nothing to fear, kufa kufa (I don’t fear death) and threats will never deter us from serving the interests of war veterans.”

Mutsvangwa and his cohorts have argued that Chimene had no locus standi to pass a no-confidence vote in them since she forfeited her post after she spent

“We don’t want to lie saying things are normal, there are some people who want to take other people’s positions,” she said.

“We are simply saying as cadres of the party, it’s too early for you to take someone’s position while he is still there.

“They must be patient, kurasa chiri mumaoko nekuda kuombera (greediness does not pay), you end up not being in the line for that position,” she said.

Comments (14)

So if you not afraid of dying why report the matter to the police?

misty - 18 February 2016

You did the right thing by reporting to the police, Mandi. These culprits need to know that noone is above the law and also that noone owns Zimbabwe. People like Matemadanda and Mutsvangwa seem to think that by going to war, that gives them the right to do whatever they wish in Zimbabwe. They need to be stopped. Thank you Mandi Chimene

Mann - 18 February 2016

Hey you Daily News, kwanayi, you say Chimene new war vets leader. Who said that - herself. Dont you think things dont run that way. If I say "I am now the president of Zimbabwe" Are you to write in tomorrow's paper that S Shumba is now the new president of Zim. Mutsvangwa and his team clearly refused to be pushed out and everybody knows tha, so why are you reporting in a biased manner. You should said "Chineme, who claims to be the new leader .. .. "

s shumba - 18 February 2016

Hey you Daily News, kwanayi, you say Chimene new war vets leader. Who said that - herself. Dont you think things dont run that way. If I say "I am now the president of Zimbabwe" Are you to write in tomorrow's paper that S Shumba is now the new president of Zim. Mutsvangwa and his team clearly refused to be pushed out and everybody knows tha, so why are you reporting in a biased manner. You should said "Chineme, who claims to be the new leader .. .. "

s shumba - 18 February 2016

People, let us not miss the point. Mugabe is trying to make Zimbabwe a dynasty, cant you see that. Chimene and G40 are pawns in this game of power. for the first time I support a bloody confrontation to end this attempt to make Zimbabwe a family business. We respect the institute of marriage, but a bedroom coup is not acceptable. Why after all those years of misrule would we want

emphraim - 18 February 2016

Mugabe is a failed leader, he was supposed to have planned for succession without this pressure. Now he risk do go down in history as a leader to destroyed want he spent years building. we want a pragmatic person to lead the country and turn around the situation. people are suffering. Secretary turned husband thief should stay out of the fray. she is making enemies and will live to regret that! The securocrats should move in and put this reprobate in her place and obviously the old man who seem to be suffering from age related dementia!

ephraim - 18 February 2016

Viola s comment very true on headline.why r yu all g40 claiming murder.Howard's

gire - 18 February 2016

kkkkkkkk misty spot on

Diibulaanyika - 18 February 2016

Mandi, do not get intimidated by these people. If they kill you, shit will hit the fan! That is for sure. Are those people going to stay guarded 24/7/360days over their life span? What people do not know is that there are a lot of people out there who can professionally fight. Do not start the shit you will regret! Hatidi hedu zwekurwa.

Mbareboy - 18 February 2016

pamberi nevarwiri verusununguko pasi nekutengesa nyika.

kativhu kisswell - 19 February 2016

@gire, not only the So Called G40 are talking about death threats, if not misled, i also saw a headline about a heading reporting about Mnangagwa son involved in a mysterious accident. Besides if the frustrated cadres are from the Lacoste group what else could they do, besides what they know best, that is killing the defenseless. Don't foprget some of them participated in Gukurahundi, and some in the 2007, Mugabe Office campaign, ngavarega kuti semnbura. it is very wrong to dispose mugabe that way especially considering that these guys used mugabe's name to enrich themselves. I ask them, why is it only you were served with vote of no confidence have suddenly realise the reason to serve the interest of war veterans bla bla, we have parents who participated fully in the liberation struggle and you cry foul and my father was even on whitemen's wanted list for participating in the liberation struggle, at least you once received 50k back then, my parents year in year out are asked to register as war collaborators Pen off

Just-In - 19 February 2016

Mutsvangwa mai mujuru havana fupfura ndege iwe wakapfurei.Iwe wakafunda chose chinonzi association unochiziva isu mawar vets hatichadi vanhu wanorwisa mutungamiriri wedu.Vamugabe dzingai ma rebels aya musanonoke mawar vets tinemi pamperi navamugabe,pamberi namai mugabe,pamperi naM.Chimene pasi neteam locust mhashu munotidi.Fellow comrades we fought for everyone not for individuals like mutswangwa tamba chidembo muswe takabata.Organising a demonsration against sitting president a purely a coup considering your position as a war vetran.Ipiswa ngaabude vamugabe vakaudza mdc kuti kana vachida heroes acre ngavatsvage churu chavo ive foma association yako.Hourambidzwi.ZANU PF should recall all locaste members from paliament mhashu todzidii.

war vet - 19 February 2016

Takamhanya mumasango tese nhasi mave kutimhanyisa mumaastreet muchitikandira utsi nemvura

murwiri - 19 February 2016

Bring back your lost lover call mama rennitor +27780220864 I have helped people fix their marriages, relationships and love problems with my professional love crystals. I must humbly say that I have an extremely high success rate for the following circumstances: Get your lover back Capture the heart of the one that you once loved most and was taken away by someone else.Seeing is believing give it a try and u will find miracles with my loves crystals and zam zam water from the Bermuda triangle.Its just a call away to get what you want within 48 your loved one will be back.Call +27780220864 Email:mama.rennitor@gmail.com website:www.lovespells.webs.com

mama rennitor - 20 February 2016

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.
 
Enter the three characters from the image on the right. This helps prevent automated 'bots' from submitting spam to the site. This field is NOT case-sensitive. If the characters are a bit hard to see, try refreshing the code by clicking the image.