War vets rap opposition over shortages

THE Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) has blamed the opposition for conniving with their “imperialist handlers” to cause the worsening economic situation in the country, which has seen prices of basic commodities shooting up with some goods disappearing from the market.

BY OBEY MANAYITI

Since the declaration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the July 30 harmonised elections victor, the situation has drastically deteriorated, evoking memories of the hyper-inflationary period of 2007-2009 era.

The war veterans admitted the situation was hurting ordinary citizens, but said the shortages were being engineered to incite public protests against Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF government.

“What is happening is that the capitalists are fighting against Zanu PF victory politically and economically, so it shows that the ruling party is not getting the co-operation of the business community,” ZNLWVA spokesperson Douglas Mahiya said.

“It is an economic battle between the oppressors and the oppressed. Price hikes and shortage of basic commodities is a battle for the people to be caused to turn against their vote and disapproval themselves from being a justifiable population to have a government which determines its destiny.”

He said the force that controlled the industries was responsible for shortages of basic commodities in a bid to maintain the capitalistic status quo.

Mahiya said the MDC-T must fulfil its promises to bring multiple connections that would avail loads of cash to ease the situation during the campaigns.

He said the opposition must avert the crisis by approaching those same people as per their own threat to bring the promised cash and help alleviate the situation as opposed to folding hands while people suffered.

Mahiya described the MDC as a legitimate political organisation which is helpful for the country’s political development, but said their contradiction must not undermine or retard the development of Zanu PF in order to justify that they are better.

“That is where the antagonism is and that is why I am citing the MDC in the disappearance of these things in order to force society to rebel a legitimate elected government of the people,” he said.


“They failed at the ballot box and now they want to make people suffer and make people listen to them. However, we will not be able to take that.”

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  1. Your Name (required):Special Black

    The gvt should identify those commodities, approach the relavant captains of industry chat the way forward. If the company is found to be causing artficial shortages in order increase prices or protesting about the new gvt, then those products should be temporarily removed fm SI64 coz people cannot suffer. We need to have our own strategies to defeat them. Farming and mining should be revived zvachose. Asingagone kurima ngaapiwe panokwanisa. Kwese kwairimwa mapuranga, michero, tea, beans ngazvirimwe.

  2. tongai ka handiti makairakasha here opposition. nanga nanga neopposition. u got the mandate to lead, lead

  3. The sources of these problems is welknown! All that the authorities need to do is to investigate all business players and find out who among them is after playing political games with business and withdraw their licences imediately. The government should also revisit with imediate effect the law that says retailing business is reserved for locals. The involvement of outsiders in the field will increase copetition and do a big blow to suboteurs’ machinations.

  4. Kuwiriranakwakanakakugarakunzwanana Garanewakomurudohamandishe

    Comment…VaMahiya, nyaya iripo ndeyekuti nyika ahina foreign currency. Chinese, Nigerians, Indians nevamwewo, varikuyendesa US$ kumusha kwavo. Vanhu ava avapi receipts kana invoices ukatenga. Ukati upiwe invoice kana receipt, vanonyora chipepa. Uye
    Mutemo wenyika unoti vauyi vanobva kune dzimwe nyika vanobvumidzwa kuti vaite makambani ekugadzira zvinhu. Asi vanhu
    ava vane zvitoro chete zvekutengesa mapatapata neshangu dzeplastic. Uyezve vanhu ava vazhinji vacho avana bank accounts. Uye avasi kubhadhara tax. Ndovimba vaNguni vachaita wongororo dzakakwana sekutaura kwavakaita nezuro panhau ZBC-TV. Varumeka
    ngatirege kupedza nguva tichingopomerana mhosva, pane kugadzirisa zvinoda kugadziriskwa. Parizvino mari izere mumabhanga emumigwagwa, asi apana arikusungwa. Asi ANTI-CORRUPTION iriko, varikutambira mari. Vachingoti vacha, vari. Chabuda apana. Chokwadi nekuzara kwakaita mabhanga emumigwagwa nyika yose apana kuwona kuti zvirikutangira papi? Vanhuweeeeeka, tisaita zvinhu zvinenge zvemahumbwe nenyika yechipikirwa. Chokwadi tichasiyireyi vedu vana? Nhaka yeNHAMO NEMATAMBUDZIKO, VACHIPONA NENHOKO DZEZVIRONDAKA. Hapana mayitiro asina mbiri. Tichava ana masiyambiri ipi chokwadi kuvedu vana? VaMahiya, ‘FIRST THINGS FIRST in a S.M.A.R.T way puriiiiiiiiiiiizi. CORRUPTION! CORRUPTION! CORRUPTION!

    1. Apa anyora zvirokwazvo chaizvo hama. Chakanaka chakanaka mukaka haurungwi munyu. Ndazipirwa nezvawanyora.

  5. Kuwiriranakwakanakakugarakunzwanana Garanewakomurudohamandishe

    VaMahiya, nyaya iripo ndeyekuti nyika ahina foreign currency. Chinese, Nigerians, Indians nevamwewo, varikuyendesa US$ kumusha kwavo. Vanhu ava avapi receipts kana invoices ukatenga. Ukati upiwe invoice kana receipt, vanonyora chipepa. Uye
    Mutemo wenyika unoti vauyi vanobva kune dzimwe nyika vanobvumidzwa kuti vaite makambani ekugadzira zvinhu. Asi vanhu
    ava vane zvitoro chete zvekutengesa mapatapata neshangu dzeplastic. Uyezve vanhu ava vazhinji vacho avana bank accounts. Uye avasi kubhadhara tax. Ndovimba vaNguni vachaita wongororo dzakakwana sekutaura kwavakaita nezuro panhau ZBC-TV. Varumeka
    ngatirege kupedza nguva tichingopomerana mhosva, pane kugadzirisa zvinoda kugadziriskwa. Parizvino mari izere mumabhanga emumigwagwa, asi apana arikusungwa. Asi ANTI-CORRUPTION iriko, varikutambira mari. Vachingoti vacha, vari. Chabuda apana. Chokwadi nekuzara kwakaita mabhanga emumigwagwa nyika yose apana kuwona kuti zvirikutangira papi? Vanhuweeeeeka, tisaita zvinhu zvinenge zvemahumbwe nenyika yechipikirwa. Chokwadi tichasiyireyi vedu vana? Nhaka yeNHAMO NEMATAMBUDZIKO, VACHIPONA NENHOKO DZEZVIRONDAKA. Hapana mayitiro asina mbiri. Tichava ana masiyambiri ipi chokwadi kuvedu vana? VaMahiya, ‘FIRST THINGS FIRST in a S.M.A.R.T way puriiiiiiiiiiiizi. CORRUPTION! CORRUPTION! CORRUPTION!

  6. Ngondi kamupinya

    Mahiya u still talk like a terrorist.

  7. On this one War Vets you are off-side, focus on the removing of Robert Mugabe name from our airport and the fact the ED splushed funds on hiring a plane for Grace maybe your voice will be heard

  8. close the few industries operating and see hw mny will you be left with ,if u wnt to do bush economics you will reap what you sow

  9. Clueless Zanu pf we have ”Mr Ground breaking” ED is in China looking for investors, ED is in Russia looking for investors ED made a deal with Teresa May guys wake up the man is playing by Mugabe’s rule book Bob was alway signing mega deals even with gold being mined in Matebeleland and diamonds in Manicaland we still lost 15billion

  10. Kunzungu Nekunyimo

    Comment…VaMahiya hamuna kwenyu imi. Mukavhiringwa kuZANU PF momhanyira kopotera seri kweMDC. Manunurwa neMagweta eMDC motangazve kuyituka. Siyanayi nezvekuita semhembwe.

  11. So whats the use of having zanupf in power if the opposition is the one which has the keys to open doors, honestly these guys stole elections for no good reason whatsoever, just to hold the country backwards for another 5 years down the drain

    1. MDC have keys to close the doors to sanctions that they called for. The sanctions are hurting the economy.

  12. These spent forces are just disgusting.. How do people revolt against their fairly elected Government like what this brainless Mahiya is saying? and i quote,
    “It is an economic battle between the oppressors and the oppressed. Price hikes and shortage of basic commodities is a battle for the people to be caused to turn against their vote and disapproval themselves from being a justifiable population to have a government which determines its destiny.”
    The MDC Alliance is not in the Government. Zanu PF made wild promises during campaigns and why are you not asking ED to deliver? Nyarara zvako Mahiya hapana hapana. Eat your PFEEEEEEEEEE,..

  13. This bunch are soft in the head for sure.

  14. muZanu pf hakuna kana one munhu anoziva modern economics. This time muchabvuma chete. From britain’s failed promises to China. Then from China to where? This is a painful story of an a clueless leader in an african state. Zimbabwe’s macroeconomics: the truth and lies about a failed state. every zimbabwean will soon know the truth and lies.

  15. What kind of foolish investors would throw away money down the drain in a banana republic where elections get stolen in broad daylight? Money & investment doesn’t follow such stupidity

  16. As long as Zanupf think like that using those baseless Conspiracy theories to justify their failure before they even begin their 5 years rule then we’re doomed as a country. It’s simple economics, it’s governance style, it’s good management of resources, it’s zero corruption in action, it’s transparency especially on deals being made hastily by ED

  17. Zanu is a stup!d organisation and is known for rigging the elections. Zanu pple have no clue on how to run the country. Zanu pple are murderers, zanu pple are stup!d, zanu pple destroyed the country for the past 38 yrs, zanu pple are looters.
    These war vets together with Mugabe destroyed the economy when they grabbed white owned farms and they instructed the RBZ to dispense millions of dollars to pay the war vets. Some of these war vets who got the 50 000 dollars bought cabbages to feed cattle instead of investing the money.
    You grabbed the farms but, what are you doing with the farms??? White farmers used to stay on the farms but you, the useless war vets, you have other jobs and farming is your part time. Shame!

  18. Zanu es estúpido partido político.
    Zanu es partido político de asesinos.
    Zanu es ahora un país de agujero mierda.

  19. Nyatsimba Mutota

    ZANU PF is always blaming someone for its failures, Our economy was destroyed from independence and you blamed it on Mugabe. When Mugabe was in power you blamed MDC and Britain and its allies. Now the economy is worsening you want to blame it on MDC alliance. You were also blaming Chamisa for delaying you to starting hitting the ground when he wrote a petition to the concourt against ED. ZANU PF thinks its always right and everyone else is wrong. ZANU PF cannot solve our economic challenges without Chamisa’s party. Nxaa ZANU chayakagona kuunza independence chete, zvekuuraya ndozvenyu manje, maiuraya kuti tiwane independence, munouraya kuti murambe muri mupower.

  20. Extension Dambudziko pfeeeeee
    Extension Dambudziko pfeeeeee
    Extension Dambudziko pfeeeeee!!!!!!

    Pwi D pfee, pwi D pfee, muchanyatso shaisisa.

  21. The beautiful ones are not yet born

    Mahiya and his war veterans must just keep quiet. Why do they even get airplay.

  22. There they go again, trying to find excuses for their failure to govern the economy. Mahiya, you can rig the elections but you can NEVER rig the economy. You wanted the power to lead the country so do NOT give excuses.

  23. Ko kunewa kwange kwava kutaurwa nezvako nguvai? Ed has not announced his cabinet yet! So what is all this shouting about? Munonyanya dzungu machinja ndosaka muchibondera kasingaperi. This nation will go prosperous in Ed’s first term and every sign is there. Ed has all the resources he needs to make the economy tick. I urge all those with skills overseas to come back home because our nation is now on the right track. Ko nhai machinja, mapothole mumigwagwa nemasuweji pese pese ko munombozvifambisa sei nemari dzinobhadharwa nemaresidence? Munoda kugarotinyaudza nema false claims ekugona basa munofunga kuti takapusa hatione? Mbavha dzevanhu. We know the most corupt person in zim is an opposition politician and we have seen it with our own eyes. Kana munenharo tizvitaure zvanelson wenyu and some of you will experience a heart attack.

    1. Anditi atanga ndi MAHIYA weku ruza ku ma Primary nema MP Elections zvese kkkkkk ndiye adenha mago

    2. fARAI j hauna nyaya shaa kana chinozivikanwa ukatanga waziva kuti makanzuru anoshanda sei ndinenge ndapedza newe asi hauzivi kuti kune inonzi Ministry of Local Government ina Minister wayo weZanu na Perm Sec weZanu vangaitei nezvipanera zvamunovaisira machinja acho..iwe une chikwereti marii kukanzuru yako…hurumende yako ine zvikwereti zvingani kukanzuru woswerowomoka shame on u after all moti ma residents dont pay to Council fixing who aiwa bodo kufunga soo kaa its a blessing from God..kana spelling ya RESIDENTS hautoizivi Uzumba kkkkk

    3. Ndibatsirewo Farai, what signs are there that the nation is going to be prosperous under ED? If ED has all the resources he needs why is he in China with a begging bowl? Ndakanzwa panews on ZBC vachiti vaMangundya vati Zimbabwe inoda rubatsiro rwe $US2 Billion kuti isimuke kubva pairi. What resources does ED have?

    4. KKKKKKKKKKKKK MAHIYA WANZWAKA IYI NYOWANI

  24. This guy called Farai J Nhire always high on mbanje or drunk with kranko, seems to live in his own little Zim somewhere, strange

  25. That guy Mahiya clearly has water where his brains ought to be.

  26. The opposition is failing in its politics to tell the truth, im against the issue that when you are aggrieved you cast the glowing ashes to the crowd when the fight must end in the ring. Chamisa and Biti are not good leaders. im fading up with these guys they are too wayward playing with people’s lives only because they want power. why should the economy play a role in power wrestling, moreover they should not deliberately invite poverty.

    1. Where does Chamisa come in?. Its insane to even talk about that.ED inherited the Presidency in November 2017 and up to now he has no clue on the economy. Why buy cars for Chiefs and War Veterans when we have limited foreign currency to procure essential commodities. Why charter expensive private jets?. Chamisa lost and he has nothing to be doing in the government so how does he develop policies to improve the economy. Tikwanirei mukawana nguva.

  27. Mhengo innzviti nhire inhuta yekupiko? Very sorry, shuwa. Nyika hapana kwainoenda nevanhu vanomutswa nemapiritsi, vakorarirswa ne mapiritsi vakoswedzwa vari alert ne mapiritsi. Imika?
    Geza nzeve ne maziso wochiedza kudzidzira kushandisa brain. Vana Mahiya vri kuedza wani, asi zvirikuramba hazvo. Gidi ne njere zvakasiyana!

  28. vanhu ka imi,muchamama chete

  29. @Farai Nhire, you are the most dullard person in entire world. Dont you know that, Zanu politicians are reluctant to pay rates, water charges etc to council? Zanu goes to all the councils to demand revenue collected inorder to fund their evil events. Zinara does not give councils money to refurbish the roads.

  30. Zanu politicians have got many properties dotted around Zim and they dont pay rates and water bills to council. Zanu national army has got millions of unpaid council bills. Zanu repulic police has got millions of unpaid council bills. National railways and Zanu parastatals do not pay any cent to council. Zinara collects all the monies but never give any cent to council to refurbish urban roads.
    ZANU AND ITS PPLE ARE THE MOST CORRUPT AND USELESS ANIMALS THAT MADE ZIM TO BE A SH!T HOLE NATION. CHINOZIKANWA HAPANA, BASA KUNGOREMBEDZA MATUMBU NEMARI DZE KUBA. NXAAA!!!

  31. PFEE BETWEEN WHICH OPPRESSORS AND THE OPPRESSED….WHO IS THE OPPRESSOR IN ZIMBABWE…..IRONIC. THE SAME MAHIYA WAS CRYING AGAINST HIS HANDLERS YESTERDAY…..YOU MEAN A MERE CAR CAN MAKE YOU SELL YOUR COUNTRY TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER…..SHAME STEREK

  32. Zanu PF rigged the elections and investors do not do business in pariah states ruled by vote rigging thugs. This is a message that empty heads like Victor Mahiya have yet to learn even after 38 years of economic meltdown. The idiot defended Mugabe to the hilt all these years and particularly after getting the $50 000 cash in 1997. Mnangagwa has just given a few rogue war veterans new cars and the idiots are once again out in full force to help impose the de facto Zanu PF one-party dictatorship.

    Zimbabwe is in this economic mess because of decades corrupt and tyrannical Zanu PF rule and idiots like Mahiya can blame everyone else they want that will not change the reality.

    Zimbabwe is stuck in this mess because for the last 38 years the country has failed to hold free, fair and credible election. This is the key for the nation to get out of this economic and political mess. We demand an end to this nonsense that some people are the “stockholders of Zimbabwe, they have the veto over who rules, whilst the rest of us are stakeholders with the token but valueless vote”.

    President Mnangagwa promised to hold free, fair and credible elections, he did not keep his promise. He and the junta must step aside and stop holding the nation to ransom!

  33. VIOLENT LAND INVASIONS,RIGGING ELECTIONS SHOOTING INNOCENT UNARMED CIVILLIANS AND LOOTING DIAMONDS NDOO ZVENYU VANA MAHIYA KWETE ECONOMICS… TIBVIREIPO HAMUNYARI ENDAI MUNOTIVHIYIRA HEDU MBUDZI UKO.

  34. Kkkkkkk zvakaoma shuwa, zuro ndizuro Pfeee and company vakanyangaritsa $15b nhasi vakunopemha ka $2b.wozonzwa munhu achiti hee mdc hee ma sanctions hee America.

  35. Farai Nhire na Kid Marongorongo Pfeee makatanga kumuziva rini?

  36. This Mahiya guy never ceases to amaze, who is he really? Does he really know what he wants? His party won the elections and they rule as they always told innocent zimbabweans that they will continue ruling. These so called veterans of the war are people who are bleeding our economy with their looting. This country will never move forward, when the so called leaders are clueless like Mahiya.

    Disaster looms,

    Dako

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