VP Mphoko blasts rogue war vets
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.