Mu­gabe warns dis­sent­ing war vet­er­ans

Daily Trust - - GOLDEN HARVEST -

Zim­babwe’s Pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe has threat­ened to pun­ish those war vet­er­ans who last week said they were with­draw­ing their back­ing for him.

At a rally of his Zanu-PF party sup­port­ers and vet­er­ans who re­main loyal to him, Mu­gabe also urged the vet­er­ans to choose new lead­ers.

He blamed the West for splits in the vet­er­ans’ as­so­ci­a­tion.

The as­so­ci­a­tion, one of Mu­gabe’s key back­ers, last week ac­cused him of dic­ta­to­rial ten­den­cies.

In a state­ment, it also blamed the 92-year-old pres­i­dent for the rapidly de­te­ri­o­rat­ing eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try.

It was not im­me­di­ately clear if all of the vet­er­ans of the 1970s war against white mi­nor­ity rule agreed with the text.

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