Pro-Mugabe vets protest against Dube

HARARE - A rival section of former freedom fighters opposed to the Christopher Mutsvangwa-led executive, has organised a massive demonstration against War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube for backing calls to have President Robert Mugabe name a successor.

The demonstration will be held in Harare this morning at the Zanu PF headquarters.

George Mlala, who is representing the section of war veterans aligned to a parallel executive led by Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Mandiitawepi Chimene said all the provinces will participate at the demo to show support for Mugabe.

“It’s not a demonstration. It’s a statement, in reaction to what the minister of War Veterans said.

“They (war veterans) want to support the president and to tell him that what he is doing is the right thing and that as the war veterans we are behind him.

“It’s a solidarity statement with the president, that he should not be pressured to name a successor.  It’s unconstitutional,” Mlala told the Daily News.

“Of course there is going to be many people as war vets are going to come from all provinces from across the country,” he added.

Speaking in his Makokoba constituency on Sunday, Dube stirred a hornet’s nest when he backed the larger section of war veterans who have been calling Mugabe to name a successor.

“Sometimes people don’t understand them (war veterans); for instance when they said they are now looking at the future leadership. Some people think they mean to say they are being disloyal to our president, no not at all.

“We respect our president. He has done so much for this country. He has brought about land to the people who never had land. He has brought education to our nation but they are talking about the future.

“...But we are saying we are very happy with our president we want him to win the next election but eventually he will decide to retire, we don’t know when but when that time comes that’s what the war veterans are saying.

“When they (war veterans) choose some of these people, it’s not because they are tired of our president, no, not at all, they are only misunderstood.

“There is nothing wrong with aspiring to be a president, if you want to be but its people who choose you, you can’t choose yourself,” said Dube.

Comments (2)

I find nothing wrong about minister Dube's submission and it's startling why this group would want to demonstrate against him. Is it the dogma of infallibility conferred on president Mugabe i wonder. Seems like everyone in zanu pf is singing for their supper. Absolutely nonsensical this demonstration is - may be trying to gain relevance.

Titus - 28 June 2017

Foolish and stupid,three and half decades into independence some people are still behaving as though there are still living in guerrilla transit camps.Some people have been used as political condoms and dumped, some people can't learn.They have eyes but can't see,they have ears but can't hear,what type of people are they?

Gen. Spinola - 28 June 2017

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