Articles tagged 'zimbabwe national liberation war veterans association'

War vets call for Grace Mugabe's arrest 30 March 2018 HARARE - Liberation war fighters are piling pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to arrest former first lady Grace Mugabe over her attainment of a doctorate degree under controversial circumstances but analysts have cautioned that any punitive action against the first family might backfire fo...
Factions re-emerge in ruling Zanu PF 23 January 2018 HARARE - Divisions have returned to haunt Zanu PF barely a month after a military operation rooted out members of the Generation 40 (G40) faction who were campaigning for former first lady Grace Mugabe to succeed her 93-year-old husband. While the military intervention code-named Operation Res...
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...
Mujuru, war vets smoke peace pipe 5 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) has said it is now ready to work with National People's Party leader Joice Mujuru, claiming President Robert Mugabe was the one who divided them. The ex-liberation fighters played an instrumental role in the campaign to un...
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...
Chimene knocked out in ZNLWVA fight 26 October 2017 HARARE - The High Court has handed down a final order, barring Manicaland provincial governor Mandiitawepi Chimene from interfering with the operations of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) and declared Christopher Mutsvangwa the bona fide leader of the organisat...
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 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...
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 vets seek order to stop congress 21 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (Znlwva) executive led by Christopher Mutsvangwa has approached the High Court seeking an injunction to stop a mooted extraordinary congress to elect a new leadership. This comes after President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party has tu...
Grace 'cried' in politburo over row with Muchinguri 16 September 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe sobbed in the politburo in 2015 after falling out with former Zanu PF women's league boss Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) chairperson Chris Mutsvangwa claimed on Wednesday. Mutsvangwa, who has since been ...
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...
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...
Chombo slammed over Grace threats 5 September 2017 HARARE - Opposition parties and protest movements under the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) have castigated Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo for threatening to arrest those criticising the First Family. This comes after Chombo said police must arraign everyone criticising the firs...
War vets woo Dabengwa 5 September 2017 HARARE - Veterans of Zimbabwe's liberation struggle are courting former Home Affairs minister and Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa who left Zanu PF a decade ago after growing disillusioned with policies of the former liberation movement. It is not clear what role the war veterans want the decora...
War vets intensify push for Tshinga Dube ouster 23 August 2017 HARARE - Ex-liberation fighters led by Mandi Chimene have called for the dismissal of War Veterans' minister Tshinga Dube, claiming he backs a bid by Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) to impeach President Robert Mugabe. Dube rubbished the accusations. This comes...
War vets to meet Mugabe again 22 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans are preparing for another meeting with President Robert Mugabe before the end of this year, War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube has said. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, Dube said they were having provincial meetings with war veterans in all provinces in preparation ...
War vets divided over Heroes Day 14 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans — who have previously acted as the anchor pieces in Zanu PF's mass mobilisation activities — are divided over the Heroes Day commemorations scheduled for today. In the past, Zanu PF's critics have gone to town, accusing the ruling party of sidelining those with divergent ...
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...
Arrest Grace: War vets 31 July 2017 HARARE - War veterans have threatened to take the law into their hands if police do not arrest First Lady Grace Mugabe who last called on President Robert Mugabe to name a successor. The angry former freedom fighters under the banner Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWV...
Mugabe, war vets clash looms 31 July 2017 HARARE - War veterans from ZNLWVA have threatened to take the war to President Robert Mugabe if he does not resolve the thorny succession issue their way. This comes as permanent secretary in the ministry of War Veterans Walter Tapfumaneyi told the State-controlled media that Mugabe would soon...
War vets forming political party 18 July 2017 HARARE - Disgruntled liberation war fighters are on the verge of forming a new political party whose leader would contest their former patron — President Robert Mugabe — at next year's elections. The war veterans have grown increasingly disillusioned with Zanu PF's rule and the fact that they ...
'Mutsvangwa did not attack Mugabe' 18 July 2017 BULAWAYO - War veterans minister Tshinga Dube has defended outspoken former Cabinet minister Christopher Mutsvangwa saying he had nothing to do with the stinging communiqué which offended  President Robert Mugabe last year, adding the  State has failed to identify its authors. Mutsvangwa is th...