Articles tagged 'znlwva'

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 ...
War vets court Tsvangirai to end Mugabe rule 30 October 2017 HARARE - Veterans of the country's liberation struggle have invited MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and western governments to assist in the fight to end President Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. Amid concerns from the former freedom fighters that Mugabe —who turns 94 next February — is closely wor...
War vets court Jabulani Sibanda 29 October 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) deputy chairperson Francis Nhando has said that they have started working with Jabulani Sibanda, who was deposed and arrested for claiming that First Lady Grace Mugabe had staged a “bedroom coup”. Nhando, who is part o...
'War Vets minister fails many' 10 October 2017 HARARE - Troops wounded in Zimbabwe's 70s liberation war have received the short end of the stick in follow-up welfare provided or organised by the former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube, opposition legislators have complained in the National Assembly. But Dube has refused to shoulder the b...
War vets resist Mugabe plan 11 September 2017 HARARE - Leaders of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) have vowed they will go to the ends of the earth to try and stop Zanu PF from its plans to depose them by causing election of a new leadership. This comes as First Lady Grace Mugabe and Defence minister Sydn...
War vets hammer Grace Mugabe 11 August 2017 HARARE - Disgruntled war veterans have escalated their fight with the First Family — this time by poking fun at influential Grace Mugabe — whom they are portraying as a failed mother through T-shirts carrying disparaging messages. The T-shirts are emblazoned with Grace's face and have gone vir...
War vets to convene indaba 20 February 2017 HARARE - Disgruntled Christopher Mutsvangwa-led war veterans are planning to hold a national indaba ahead of the 2018 presidential elections. Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) spokesperson Douglas Mahiya told the Daily News that following a national executive meeti...
Mugabe must go: Vets insist 22 January 2017 HARARE - Agitated war veterans have reiterated their call for President Robert Mugabe to leave office now, adding derisively yesterday that they would not “waste” their time quarrelling with Zanu PF youths who have said that they are prepared to take up arms to defend the nonagenarian. Speakin...
War vets in dramatic U-turn 17 January 2017 HARARE - War veterans aligned to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday made a dramatic U-turn, insisting that they remain members of the ruling Zanu PF party. Following the expulsion of Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) chairperson Christopher Mutsvangwa and ...
War vets lay into Zhuwao 6 December 2016 HARARE - Disgruntled war veterans have attacked President Robert Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao over the Indigenisation minister's recent remarks suggesting that ex-combatants were intimidating Zanu PF supporters to back Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's mooted presidential aspirations. At t...
War vets maul Mugabe, Moyo 29 November 2016 HARARE - Angry war veterans have ratcheted up their worsening feud with President Robert Mugabe and alleged Generation 40 (G40) kingpin, Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo — provocatively telling Zimbabwe's long-ruling leader that the hated late Rhodesian prime minister, Ian Douglas Smith, h...
War vets escalate feud with Mugabe 24 November 2016 HARARE - War veterans have accused President Robert Mugabe of arm-twisting Zanu PF's provinces into endorsing him as their preferred choice for the 2018 presidential election, as the fallout between the disaffected former freedom fighters and the increasingly frail nonagenarian deepens. This c...
Chimoio massacre credited for war veterans' acquittal 24 November 2016 HARARE - A self-styled spirit medium Nehanda Nyakasikana made a scene in court yesterday immediately after war veteran leaders were removed from remand. The ex-liberation war fighters were facing charges of insulting President Robert Mugabe. Nehanda Nyakasikana declared that spirits of fall...
War vets seek exception to insult rap 23 November 2016 HARARE - War veterans’ leaders facing charges of insulting President Robert Mugabe yesterday sought exception to the charge after stating they did not recognise at law the acting Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba. The PG generated the requisite certificate authorising the ex-liberation fighters...
War vets trial dates set 18 October 2016 HARARE - Harare magistrate Bianca Makwande yesterday set trial dates for war veterans' leaders who are facing charges of insulting President Robert Mugabe after the State notified that investigations on the alleged matter had been completed. The leaders — Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veter...
Mahiya case postponed 13 August 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) spokesperson Douglas Mahiya’s case in which he is charged for insulting President Robert Mugabe was yesterday postponed after the prosecutor failed to turn up. Mahiya was represented by Harrison Nkomo when the matter was r...
Let's embrace persecuted war vets 4 August 2016 HARARE - While war veterans have in the past committed despicable abuses in the process of defending President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF, political and social commentators feel those being persecuted now for challenging the regime should be given moral support. The commentators felt the arrest...
Mugabe surrounded by liars: Mahiya 7 July 2016 WAR veterans have claimed that President Robert Mugabe has surrounded himself with a group of liars who pretend to love him while their motives are to destroy the ruling party. Speaking at a press conference in Harare on Tuesday, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) s...
War vets remain defiant 15 June 2016 HARARE - The succession wars ravaging Zanu PF are getting more intractable by the day, with war veterans rallying behind embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa saying defiantly yesterday that they were not losing any sleep over President Robert Mugabe's ominous warning to them last week. ...
Mphoko faces war vets' guns 13 June 2016 HARARE - The long-running feud between Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko and disaffected war veterans loyal to his embattled counterpart, VP Emmerson Mnangagwa, has now hit an all-time low, with one freedom fighter telling the Daily News yesterday that they were now “officially at war” with him. ...
War veterans hunt Mphoko 12 May 2016 HARARE - War veterans aligned to embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa have rekindled their fight with Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, bluntly accusing him of abusing his office and persecuting all perceived supporters of the Midlands godfather. Speaking in an interview with the Daily...
Explosion rocks war vets hideout 20 April 2016 HARARE - An explosion, believed to have been the result of a small bomb that went off in the basement of Harare Club Chambers — a popular meeting place in the capital for former liberation struggle fighters — has sent alarm bells ringing regarding those who were behind it and their motive. Alt...
Crisis as war vets defy Mugabe 4 April 2016 HARARE - The stage is now delicately set for a potentially explosive encounter that could radically reshape Zimbabwe's turbulent political landscape when President Robert Mugabe meets restless war veterans in Harare on Thursday to try and iron out their deepening differences. In a daring act o...
Mugabe belts Mutsvangwa 21 February 2016 HARARE - An angry President Robert Mugabe — thoroughly fed up with his ruling Zanu PF's indisciplined and warring underlings — savaged ousted war veterans leader Christopher Mutsvangwa last night, virtually signalling the end of his career both in the former liberation movement and in government....
Chimene claims to have received death threats 18 February 2016 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 Tue...