Shut up, Chinotimba tells Mutsvangwa

HARARE - Joseph Chinotimba says axed War Veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa must “shut up” and “accept his fate”.

The Buhera South Zanu PF MP gave the cheeky advice after being door-stopped by journalists after the aborted National Assembly debate yesterday.

Mutsvangwa was fired last week after serving as a Cabinet minister for only one year, together with his wife Monica. They were fired for gross misconduct and disloyalty.

In the wake of his dismissal, Mutsvangwa said he regrets serving as a Cabinet minister, saying the time he spent in government was “the most unproductive period” in his life.

Chinotimba said Mutsvangwa’s “unnecessary comments” were only aiding his further fall from grace to grass.

“Mutsvangwa must accept the position of the politburo and must keep quiet and stop commenting unnecessarily,” Chinotimba said.

“War vets represent president Mugabe, he is our patron and Mutsvangwa must know how he is appointed and accept his fate.”

Mutsvangwa is part of dozens of Zanu PF party cadres that have fallen victim to the factional tsunami sweeping across the former liberation movement.

His fall from grace began when he was booted out of Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA), together with Victor Matemadanda and Headman Moyo.

Mutsvangwa and his colleagues did not take this lying down, saying the votes-of-no-confidence were unconstitutional, and ill-advisedly fought their dismissal through the courts and attempted to stage a demonstration in Harare that was quashed by police.

An angry Mugabe savaged Mutsvangwa in a televised address to the nation, virtually signalling the end of the career both in the former liberation movement and in government of the former leader of the war veterans, an alleged kingpin of the party faction loyal to Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Without mincing his words, Mugabe pointedly accused the garullous Mutsvangwa of having misled war veterans into trooping into Harare  — where they were battered by police — after they were made to believe that the nonagenarian would address them.

The former Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation director was subsequently shown the exit door over allegations of gross indiscipline.

He also watched helplessly as the axe fell on his wife who was fired as deputy minister of Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion over the same alleged offence.

And now Chinotimba believes it’s time Mutsvangwa accepts his fate.

“He must follow what Jabulani Sibanda (ex-ZNLWVA leader) did when he was sacked. I was also sacked at one point when I was war veterans’ leader,” Chinotimba said.

Mutsvangwa, Matemadanda and Moyo played supporting roles in the circumstances which led to Sibanda’s ouster and were duly rewarded with the titles they have now been stripped of.

“During my tenure we spent seven years trying to see the president but we couldn’t. It’s about protocol. You don’t see him when you want. I gave him this advice,” Chinotimba said.

Comments (21)

BUY WHY DO THESE PEOPLE SEEM TO BE GLORIFYING THAT THE PRESIDENT CANNOT BE SEEN, IS HE NOT HUMAN ?? IF HE CANNOT BE SEEN, THEN HOW DOES HE GET TO KNOW ISSUES THAT NEED ATTENTION ?? IT SEEMS THAT IS WHY THE PRESIDENT IS ALWAYS LIED TO BUY THOSE WHO ARE PREVILEGED TO SEE HIM.

BUT WHY - 12 March 2016

I don't think people lie to mugabe. Mugabe is the biggest problem to both zanu pf and the country. He does what he want with impunity. As for mutsvangwa the guy is going through notorious stages of anger management and he looks to be in the last stages of acceptance. Mutasa almost went mad through these stages before he moved on.

X-MAN IV - 12 March 2016

Chinos is fighting very hard to be appointed Deputy Minister of the War Vets replacing T.Dube. Chinos is showing the appointing authorities that he will bring some order in the fractious War Vets Association. Chinos will deliver the War Vets to Grace and G40 and help destroy those opposed to Bob and his succession plan.

Norman - 12 March 2016

BUT WHY....what you penned is the truth....Mugabe always lied to the Warveterans.....what kind of a Patron who stays 7 Years without seeing its Members?....but firing the Leadership of the Warveterans Association for him it takes just an Hour......how does he knows the problems bedevilling the Warveterans?....this is a clear fake Patron...............

silungisani ndlovu - 13 March 2016

Chinotimba is not a war veteran. he was in deure range trying to get basic for him to be able to cross into Mozambique for military training. he is just a glorified war collaborator. On the list of war veterans General Mujuru confirmed that he does not even have a clue of who this guy is. So Chinotimba, do yourself a good favour and not talk to much, ZANU PF is for MUGABE, the rest are just visitors serving or with recognition at Mugabe's will. If you talk too much all the issues regarding your credentials will be in the public domain you will not even want to speak

amina - 14 March 2016

Chinos has said it all..they waited for 7 f%$#ng years to see and talk to their dear patron!!! I laughed my heart out. What kind of patron is that who does not even meet his colleagues?? Proptocol protocol...what nonsense, and yet Bod has time to f%$#k one of his secretaries in the office!!! Hypocryte Obviously Bob is shielded from the public by some mafia gang that surround him and lie to him. Chinos will not get the post of deputy president coz even Bob knows that Chinos was just a mere mujibha

gamuchirayi - 14 March 2016

How can a sane person listen to this Chinos who can not even do basic things like shaving his beard he has the dirtiest mouth with his bears growing in different lengths and shapes like that of a he goat clearly shows he is not organised he can not shave i think he can not even brush his teeth but i am not sure of that one bcoz i have never come closer to him . True war volunteers have pointed out that they are not happy with the bedroom coup in govt which means we are now under pitecoate govt in zim bcoz Mugabe is no longer making any decisions but Grace is doing that . and this dander head Chinos of course can not see that .To him Mugabe is an inkosi and anyone who differs in thinking with him must be punished heesh demety .

Diibulaanyika - 14 March 2016

How can a sane person listen to this Chinos who can not even do basic things like shaving his beard he has the dirtiest mouth with his bears growing in different lengths and shapes like that of a he goat clearly shows he is not organised he can not shave i think he can not even brush his teeth but i am not sure of that one bcoz i have never come closer to him . True war volunteers have pointed out that they are not happy with the bedroom coup in govt which means we are now under pitecoate govt in zim bcoz Mugabe is no longer making any decisions but Grace is doing that . and this dander head Chinos of course can not see that .To him Mugabe is an inkosi and anyone who differs in thinking with him must be punished heesh demety .

Diibulaanyika - 14 March 2016

How can a sane person listen to this Chinos who can not even do basic things like shaving his beard he has the dirtiest mouth with his bears growing in different lengths and shapes like that of a he goat clearly shows he is not organised he can not shave i think he can not even brush his teeth but i am not sure of that one bcoz i have never come closer to him . True war volunteers have pointed out that they are not happy with the bedroom coup in govt which means we are now under pitecoate govt in zim bcoz Mugabe is no longer making any decisions but Grace is doing that . and this dander head Chinos of course can not see that .To him Mugabe is an inkosi and anyone who differs in thinking with him must be punished heesh demety .

Diibulaanyika - 14 March 2016

"War vets represent president Mugabe, he is our patron and Mutsvangwa must know how he is appointed and accept his fate.” - People actually appointed this buffoon to be their MP. What hope is there.

Galore 123 - 14 March 2016

@Galore kkkkkkkk spot on what is going on in our land people voting tor fools to be their MPs do they know why they are voting or they are there to vote for even baboons to be their MPs ?

Diibulaanyika - 14 March 2016

Mutasa,Mujuru,Grace,Mugabe and Jabulani mose muchachiona chakaita kuti mbira ishaye muswe.Nguva ichakwana tichakubulalai.

WeDenga - 15 March 2016

So CHINODIMBA is not a war war vet. This association is a grouping of fake people hence the confusion. So what advise is he trying to give the talkative Muchwangwa.He has no right to speak on their behalf. I am made to understand that a lot of them who talk a lot are fake war-vets. There is need for revetting them and this time they remove the RHODIES who smartly imbedded themselves as war-vets, were vetted and got the $50kg. As long as they have these elements amongst themselves nobody will ever take them seriously

Edgar Gegane - 15 March 2016

Dibulaanyika or whatever your name.. even if you post once your message will be seen

changara - 16 March 2016

Mugabe was never a good president he spent most of his time in london before they chased him and banned him from going there and like the child minded person he is he responded saying `` handiuye kuchinyika chenu chinotonhora, keep your England and i will keep my Zimbabwe`. he never made it easy to access loans or mortgages in Zimbabwe the interest rates were always sky high or the banks wanted collateral, and mugabe couldnt fix this becoz he was busy in london. now its Singapore magwanamangwana hodi, mugabe cant fix our problems becoz he does not have the capacity to do so , he has never been an able leader,. He was always too concerned about power. if you ask about any of these things he blames other people always has always WILL

Harare - 17 March 2016

Chinotimba stop it! You are being used by G-40. Act like an adult please!! Mutsvangwa swallow your bitter pill silently again. Thus Zim politics.

Chibwechitedza - 18 March 2016

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