Clever Mugabe Uses Divide And Rule On War Vets

Clever Mugabe Uses Divide And Rule On War Vets
Published: 2016 August 05 04:14:12 (1311 Views)


Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, ha used a divisive strategy to curb Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association from further attacking him by implementing a divide and rule policy on the war veterans.

Mugabe gave the war veterans an order to chose new leadership, whilst at the same time undermining the rights of the current functioning ZNLWVA committee, which was elected by the war veterans.

In a recent move that that showed growing momentum of President Mugabe's plan, war vet factions are fighting for the top position, with current leadership obtaining a court order to stop a war veterans’ splinter group from convening a special meeting to elect the association’s new leadership.

Manicaland Provincial Affairs Minister Cde Mandiitawepi Chimene is leading the splinter group, as its interim chairperson.

The group is expected to convene a special meeting soon to elect new leadership of the ZNLWVA.

In an urgent application heard before Justice Joseph Musakwa in the High Court yesterday, 13 members of the splinter group were listed as respondents.

After hearing arguments from both parties, the judge reaffirmed the court’s previous decision that the Chimene-led splinter group has no mandate to act on behalf of the recognised association.

He granted an interim order blocking the holding of the meeting to elect a new leadership of the ZNLWVA.

The order was granted against George Mlala, Charles Mpofu, Joseph Chinotimba, Esther Munyaradzi, Stephen Moyo and Robert Mukwena.

Justice Musakwa, however, deferred the matter to August 10 for further hearing and determination of the application in respect of the other seven —  George Matenda, Patrick Nyaruwata, Future Piriyana, Wellington Chitehwe, Rueben Chikono, Thomas Matambe and Thomas Kunaka.




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