Govt says prob­ing ‘trea­sonous’ cen­sure of Mu­gabe

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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.

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