Articles tagged 'victor matemadanda'

Youth league savages vets 7 December 2018 HARARE - The Zanu PF youth league has come out guns blazing against war veterans who have proposed a controversial constitutional amendment of the presidential age limit — aimed at blocking opposition leader Nelson Chamisa from participating in both the 2023 and 2028 elections. The country's c...
War vets want presidential age limit raised to 52 years 5 December 2018 HARARE - War veterans yesterday moved a motion ahead of the Zanu PF annual national people's conference to have the ruling party use its supermajority in Parliament to raise the minimum age for presidential aspirants from the current 40 years to 52. Widely seen as targeted at MDC Alliance pres...
just in ... War veterans want presidential age limit raised 4 December 2018 HARARE - War veterans have moved a motion ahead of the Zanu PF annual national people's conference to have the ruling party use its supermajority in parliament to raise the minimum age for presidential aspirants from the current 40 years to 52. Widely seen as targeted at MDC Alliance president...
War vets push for more cash 17 November 2018 HARARE - War veterans are pushing government for more money and a stake in the mainstream economy. The issue was revived in the Senate on Thursday when MDC Matabeleland North Senator Phyllis Ndlovu asked the Defence and War Veterans minister to explain what government was doing towards paying ...
War vets corner ED 13 November 2018 HARARE - Veterans of the country's liberation struggle last Saturday met with President Emmerson Mnangagwa and demanded that he fires Zanu PF's secretary for administration Obert Mpofu who they allege faces a litany of corruption charges. War veterans' chairpersons drawn from the country's 10 ...
Matemadanda reacts angrily to Chamisa attack 4 October 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa drew fierce reaction from an angry Defence and War Veterans deputy minister Victor Matemadanda after the youthful politician accused him of enjoying State feather-beddings and joining a rich elite while his constituency of ex-liberation fighters cont...
No progress without Chamisa: War vets 28 August 2018 HARARE - The country's boisterous liberation war fighters have called on MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa (pictured) to close ranks with his nemesis, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, saying a divided house will not stand. Mnangagwa was confirmed winner of the tightly contested election by the C...
War vets are out of order 24 August 2018 HARARE - Veterans of Zimbabwe's war of liberation falling under the banner Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) have all but squandered the goodwill they earned last November in the aftermath of the ouster of then president Robert Mugabe after a military intervention spe...
Outrage over war veterans' rant 23 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans yesterday reacted angrily to war veterans' push for members of the opposition to remove Nelson Chamisa and Tendai Biti as leaders of the MDC Alliance. The former freedom fighters attacked the two saying they were in bed with former president Robert Mugabe. Addressing the m...
Zanu PF feels heat from MDC 23 August 2018 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF party let loose the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (Znlwva) yesterday to denounce the MDC Alliance leadership for challenging President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa's win in the Constitutional Court (Con-Court). ZNLWVA railed at MDC Alliance princ...
ED poll results anger war vets 7 August 2018 HARARE - In a fresh sign that all is still not well within Zanu PF, war veterans are seething with anger over the “small margin” by which President Emmerson Mnangagwa defeated opposition leader Nelson Chamisa in last month's elections, the Daily News can report. The displeasure by the former f...
ED ally caught offside 24 July 2018 HARARE - A ZANU PF politburo member who became a symbol of resistance against former president Robert Mugabe's regime stirred a hornet's nest over the weekend by insinuating that former liberation war fighters will not accept an MDC Alliance victory at the impending polls. Victor Matemadanda —...
Knives out for Mutsvangwa 11 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's advisor Chris Mutsvangwa is fighting attempts to unseat him as leader of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA by opponents emboldened by ructions within the ruling Zanu PF party. Mutsvangwa, who is battling to regain his Nort...
War vets reach out to Tsvangirai 27 January 2018 HARARE - Veterans of the country's liberation struggle are making overtures to MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai to work with President Emmerson Mnangagwa through a yet to-be-tabled arrangement that might result in the postponement of general elections, the Daily News can report. Although Mnangagw...
War vets complain of sidelining from Zanu PF party structures 5 January 2018 HARARE - Ex-combatants have accused their leaders of blocking them from occupying key positions in the ruling Zanu PF party. Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) Mashonaland Central chairperson Sam Parirenyatwa has written to his leader Christopher Mutsvangwa saying ...
Matemadanda presidential insult case withdrawn 8 December 2017 HARARE - Prosecutors yesterday dropped charges of undermining the authority of the president against war veterans’ leader Victor Matemadanda, reflecting greater judicial independence under new President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Matemadanda — who was represented by leading rights attorney Beatrice M...
Presidential insult laws must be abolished 8 December 2017 HARARE - A Harare court yesterday refused to prosecute a war veterans’ leader under an archaic law that punishes insulting the president with a one year jail term. Prosecutors dropped charges of undermining the authority of the president against war veterans leader Victor Matemadanda, reflecti...
Angry war vets tear into Mugabe 9 November 2017 HARARE - Angry war veterans yesterday launched a stinging attack on President Robert Mugabe with similar echoes to their infamous communiqué of last year before claiming that they had formed a revolutionary council to take over the affairs of Zanu PF ahead of next year's elections. This came o...
War vets want Mugabe challenged at congress 18 October 2017 HARARE - War veterans are set to meet next week in Harare to push that President Robert Mugabe be challenged at the elective Zanu PF congress scheduled for December. The meeting by war veterans — tentatively set for next week Friday — comes amid deepening political tensions, with all Zanu PF p...
War veterans oppose December congress 17 October 2017 HARARE - War Veterans loyal to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa have said there is no need for a December special congress for Zanu PF, and said President Robert Mugabe must rein-in his wife. This comes as Zanu PF will now hold an extra-ordinary congress instead of the usual congress to give ...
War vets threaten court battles 15 October 2017 HARARE - War veterans have declared that they would soon take their grievances to the courts, now that their perceived ally Vice President (VP) Emmerson Mnangagwa is no longer Justice minister. Mnangagwa, who has been under fierce attack from the rival Generation (G40) Zanu PF faction allegedl...
Mugabe engages generals for war vets congress 21 September 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has reportedly engaged army generals imploring them to diplomatically engage restive members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (Znlwva) and urge them to dissolve its executive, it has emerged. The Daily News can report that the army c...
War veterans vow to de-campaign Mugabe 14 September 2017 HARARE - War veterans yesterday vowed to de-campaign President Robert Mugabe ahead of  the watershed 2018 elections, saying they will make sure that the Zanu PF leader will lose by a big margin to the “people's movement.” Mugabe and his ruling Zanu PF party are due to contest a crucial general...
Matemadanda challenges placement on remand 2 September 2017 HARARE - War veterans’ leader, Victor Matemadanda, who is being charged with undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe after he reportedly addressed a presser and attacked the first lady, has challenged his placement on remand. He was represented by Beatrice Mtetwa when he appeared ...
Matemadanda wears another protest T-shirt 22 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans' leader Victor Matemadanda — granted bail on Saturday for charges of undermining the authority of the president and causing disaffection among the defence forces — has worn another protest T-shirt. The shirt bears the message “Elimination By Whatever Means and Methods Wil...