Zanu PF factional fights posing a security threat: Minister

Zanu PF factional fights have affected stability within the war veterans, Parliament heard yesterday.

BY XOLISANI NCUBE

Tshinga Dube
Tshinga Dube

Responding to a question from Manicaland Senator David Chimhini (MDC-T), War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube said the ongoing Zanu PF fights were destablising the ex-freedom fighters and this was now posing a security threat.

“If we did not have the situation in the party, we would not have the discord you are asking about. You can’t separate the two,” he said.

Chimhini had asked the minister if the disharmony within the war veterans’ camp was not a security threat, as two factions have emerged claiming leadership of the group after Zanu PF broke ranks with the Christopher Mutsvangwa-led Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) executive.

Pressed for clarification by the Senator, Dube insisted that war veterans and Zanu PF were “one and the instability in the party was affecting the stability within the rank and file of the former freedom fighters”.

The ZNLWVA is demanding President Robert Mugabe to step down to make way for Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The ZNLWVA has accused the Zanu PF G40 faction of abusing Mugabe and hijacking the ruling party and the government for selfish gains.

But the G40 faction, which has party commissar Saviour Kasukuwere and Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo in its ranks, on the other hand, accuses the Team Lacoste faction, which is reportedly sympathetic to Mnangagwa, of trying to topple Mugabe from
power.

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6 Comments

  1. Tomboti Mugabe ndiye baba vepamusha. Zvino kana vana vakati neuko, mai voti neuko, mwanakomana arikuti nekuno, ana babamunini nana mainini varikutaurawo zvavo, rangove zhowe zhowe. Ungave musha here? Baba matadza kumanager musha. Period!!

  2. Janana wa Bikaz

    The dictator is just too old and frail to do anything.The best he could have done was to step down long back.His closest family members or even party members do like this old man because if they really cared about him they could have persuaded him to call it quits long back

  3. Cde Msipa vakatadza kuti president vazorore sezvavakaita ivo vaMsipa. Vakati akaoma musoro uyu, haadi kutsiurwa zvaaripo kudai. This is not good to a leading figure of his stature.

  4. Mugabe survives by oppressing voices of decent within the movement. vese anaSithole, Mhanda, Gumbo, Tongo, ..even kubvira time dzanaMdhalaWethu Josh. Mugabe katsotsi.
    Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli

  5. Kikikiki He is going to be the president come 2018 election. He has to finish what he started, noons can unite the nation. My advice is for his people to stop abusing him for personal gains, time is closing he will eat them alive

  6. Ngairire!

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