Govt says probing ‘treasonous’ censure of Mugabe
The Zimbabwe government has denounced as “treasonous” a statement by war veterans berating President Robert Mugabe and his regime for brutal attacks on his opponents.
In a rare public rebuke of the long-time president, the war veterans issued a statement on Thursday decrying Mugabe’s “dictatorial tendencies” and for presiding over a declining economy.
But the government rebutted the statement saying it had launched an investigation to establish its origins and that those behind it will be brought to justice.
“The government dismisses that traitorous so-called communique which is treasonous in the constitutional democracy that Zimbabwe is with utter disdain and all the contempt it deserves,” secretary of the War Veterans ministry Walter Tapfumaneyi said in a statement.