Police hunt for Matemadanda

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POLICE in Harare have summoned Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) secretary-general, Victor Matemadanda, for yet unknown reasons, but likely to be associated with a series of “anti-government statements” he has made in the past few weeks.

BY RICHARD CHIDZA

ZNLWVA) secretary-general, Victor Matemadanda clad in a T-shirt emblazoned with the message “control your children first”
ZNLWVA) secretary-general, Victor Matemadanda clad in a T-shirt emblazoned with the message “control your children first”

ZNLWVA spokesperson, Douglas Mahiya, confirmed the development yesterday.

“It is true, police from the Law and Order section called him and indicated they wanted to ‘talk to him’. They want to arrest him, but we are not sure of the charge yet,” he said.

“His lawyers have since negotiated for him to surrender himself on Wednesday (tomorrow). It is clear they would have wanted to keep him in custody throughout the holiday.”

Efforts to contact Matemadanda were fruitless, as his mobile phone went unanswered in the morning before it became unreachable later in the day.

His lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, said she could not locate him.

“I was supposed to take him to the Law and Order section on Wednesday (tomorrow) because we only got information that they were looking for him on Saturday,” she said.

“But now, there is some sort of confusion because I got a message from someone informing me that police have since picked him up. I have been trying to locate him, but with no success.”

Mtetwa said she had no idea why the police were looking for Matemadanda.

“I would be speculating. I have no idea,” she said.

Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said she was out of office and referred all questions to her junior Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi, whose mobile phone went unanswered.

Matemadanda, along with other leading figures in the ZNLWVA executive, fell out of favour with authorities last year after war veterans released a damning communiqué slamming President Robert Mugabe’s leadership, his refusal to hand over power and describing the Zanu PF leader as “genocidal and manipulative”.

Since then, relations between Mugabe and his former colleagues in the liberation struggle have plummeted to unprecedented levels, with the war veterans demanding that he hands over power to Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Last week, Matemadanda told journalists that they would be mobilising against a faction of the ruling party known as G40 that they claim is holding Mugabe “hostage”.

Matemadanda appeared at the Press conference in a T-shirt emblazoned with the message “control your children first” in reference to reports of Mugabe’s two sons, Chatunga and Robert Jnr’s alleged wayward behaviour.

22 COMMENTS

  1. Hakuna mugoni wepwere vaMatemadanda, venyu vana havazikanwi but vakauya palimelight seava vamunotaura nezvavo uye vachiwana unlimited resources, maJurnos anongonyorawo nyaya.

    • Just trying to understand the word Pwere…. Kungoti I don’t speak shona asi pwere kuvakomana vapfuura 18 years?? Shuwa here kuti ipwere?

    • Mandlozi you are an embarrassment. Mugabe’s children are not just children like yours or mine. They should be role models and examplary and not behave like spoilt brats

    • its important to think before you talk.Food for thought,who is Matemadanda compared to the so called FIRST fAMILY?

    • Hahahaha Jonso let’s first deal neya Dr. Amai aka Marujata who in now on the run in South Africa. Todii darling?

  2. Mandlozi you are an embarrassment. Mugabe’s children are not just children like yours or mine. They should be role models and examplary and not behave like spoilt brats

  3. True, kidz need to be controlled and parents should have ample time with their kidz. Most parents live in Zim while the kids are in Europe or far away or vice versa, thats not healthy. Coming to Matemadanda, you are viewed as the most outspoken and they want to silence you.

  4. @Madlozi Elizwe you are wrong. People should train up their children in the way they should go. Vana vanoita zvavanoona mubereki achiita, end of story

  5. Funny that the two boys are making headlines in South Africa where their father was telling people from Mat South that it was rosy in Zimbabwe. Who is fooling who khulu?

  6. No case to worry about Victor Matemandanda a case to worry about Victor Matemandanda you have no power in Zimbabwe dont throw stones when you leave in a glass house

  7. No case to worry about Victor Matemandanda a case to worry about Victor Matemandanda you have no power in Zimbabwe dont throw stones when you leave in a glass house

  8. No case to worry about Victor Matemandanda a case to worry about Victor Matemandanda you have no power in Zimbabwe dont throw stones when you leave in a glass house

  9. No case to worry about Victor Matemandanda a case to worry about Victor Matemandanda you have no power in Zimbabwe dont throw stones when you leave in a glass house

  10. No case to worry about Victor Matemandanda a case to worry about Victor Matemandanda you have no power in Zimbabwe dont throw stones when you leave in a glass house

  11. So sick to see some shitty faces supporting the rogue elements that affect our rights of freedom of speech

  12. saka mhosva yake inonzi chiii? thats why ndisingade mugabe and his people.they a idiots….CHIENDAI KUMUSHA MUNOZORORA GUSHUNGO.MKADZI ANONO PONDA VANA VEVANHU KU S.A.ZVONZI NDO MAI VENYIKA VAKADARO…..KANA MWANA AVA OVER 18 HAANZI PWERE

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