Revolting war vets digging own grave
EDITOR — Christopher Mutsvangwa, the expelled former Zanu-PF cabinet minister who held the Norton Parliamentary seat did not attempt to contest because he is aware that he won that constituency riding on the popularity of Zanu-PF.
Like Mutsvangwa, all war veterans who may have overstated their political relevance in the shadow of the revolutionary party, are in line for a rude awakening.
These misguided war veterans who sold their souls to the devil should not be pluralised. They do not represent the rest of the war veterans and their exit has not had any impact on the operations and popularity of the party.
We have examples of war veterans who erroneously thought they matter in the political dynamics but they are now political have-beens.
Look at Parker Chipoyera, ever since he revolted during the liberation struggle, he is still making senseless noise.
He has just joined ZimPF in a bid to regenerate himself politically. Some of them like Dzinashe Machingura died practically coinless.
Leaving Zanu-PF is not a wise decision as the political life outside the ruling party is cold.
Even known opposition parties are not contesting in the by-election because they know for certain that Zanu-PF will retain the seats, let alone a few overzealous war veterans who think they can hold the party at ransom.
The coming by-elections will be a barometer to measure the popularity of Zanu-PF in the wake of the internal tiff. People will get an understanding of why it is called “the people’s party”.
An institution built over years of competence and nationalistic orientation cannot be distracted off its course not even by attempts to doctor historic events.
This is why people like Cde Rutanhire are coming forward to straighten the narrative based on facts not the political opportunism which Mujuru and her crew tried to exhibit.
War veterans are more than a few overambitious charlatans. Rufaro Mufundirwa. WOMEN are afraid to report rape issues because they are bound to be judged negatively by their immediate communities. I am not surprised with the way the Prophet Walter Magaya rape issue is playing out. Justice must be determined by the courts not by acclamation. Imagine a possible rape victim being ostracised by thousands of religious fanatics and a whole congregation, showing solidarity with the alleged offender. – Tafadzwa Hungwe.
I CONGRATULATE dazzling Denver Mukamba for rediscovering his form in the blue shirt. Last week reminded me of the young man’s inspired first season at the Glamour Boys under coach Lloyd Mutasa. I hope the team maintains their newfound inspiration and continue gunning for the title. – Glamour Boy.
I AM worried a pattern is emerging here. Prophet Walter Magaya is innocent until or unless the courts determine otherwise, but he seems to be setting himself up for situations like these by being alone with these ladies. Last time he was acquitted of adultery now he is being accused of rape. I think he must enlist the services of female staff or his wife in dealing with his congregants so we do not hear of things like these. — Observer.
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