VP Mphoko blasts rogue war vets

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Pamela Shumba

VICE Pres­i­dent Phelekezela Mphoko has de­scribed war vet­er­ans who re­leased a com­mu­nique cas­ti­gat­ing Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe as rebels who do not un­der­stand the role of ex-com­bat­ants.

Last week, some war vet­er­ans held a meet­ing in Harare and at­tacked Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe, say­ing he must re­sign and threat­ened not to cam­paign for him in the 2018 pres­i­den­tial polls.

e coun­try’s se­cu­rity agen­cies are now con­duct­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions to de­ter­mine the source of the doc­u­ment.

“Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe has many po­si­tions, which in­clude be­ing the Pres­i­dent of the coun­try and the party as well as the Com­man­der-in-Chief of all mil­i­tary es­tab­lish­ments. The mil­i­tary es­tab­lish­ments in­clude the para mil­i­tary es­tab­lish­ments.

“When peo­ple start talk­ing against their Com­man­der-inChief it means that they’re now rebels. If that com­mu­nique was writ­ten by the war vet­er­ans it’s ei­ther they don’t know their role as war vet­er­ans or they’re be­ing used by other peo­ple,” said VP Mphoko soon af­ter hand­ing over 2, 700 day old chicks to res­i­dents of Nku­lumane in Bu­l­awayo yesterday.

Cde Ge­orge Mlala, a mem­ber of the war vet­er­ans’ coun­cil of el­ders, said ex-com­bat­ants from Bu­l­awayo had dis­tanced them­selves from the com­mu­nique.

He said Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe was elected by the peo­ple of Zim­babwe.

“We don’t sub­scribe to that as war vet­er­ans.

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