WAR veterans and political analysts yesterday called for the removal of Public Service, Labour and Social Services Minister Nicholas Goche after he was implicated in hiring hit men to assassinate President Mugabe.

The analysts and war veterans accused Minister Goche of being ungrateful after President Mugabe appointed him to serve in his Government despite the fact that he did not have liberation war credentials, but still had the guts to plot to unseat him.

It is alleged that Minister Goche made contingencies for the assassination of President Mugabe during his recent meetings with potential hit men in South Africa and Israel. Minister Goche is one of those senior Government and zanu-pf officials working with Vice President Joice Mujuru to unseat President Mugabe in their bid to effect illegal regime change in Zimbabwe.

He allegedly used the cover of official Government business in Western Europe to make stops in Israel and South Africa to allegedly look for a hitman in pursuance of the plots which led to the suspension of zanu-pf secretary for information and publicity Cde Rugare Gumbo.

Minister Goche denied the allegations when contacted last night. "I have never been in Israel. You can check my passport to see if I have been in Israel." But political analyst Mr Alexander Kanengoni described the allegations against Minister Goche as treasonous. It is the most serious revelation that we have heard. If it is true, it constitutes treason. It is a serious crime to plot to assassinate the sitting President. This is the extent to which things have degenerated," he said.

Mr Kanengoni said the revelations dovetailed with reports that there is a faction led by vice president Joice Mujuru plotting to depose President Mugabe.

Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association chairperson Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa said Minister Goche was ungrateful to the President. He said President Mugabe appointed Minister Goche at independence despite stiff resistance from the Rhodesian government that accused him of embezzling some money.

He said President Mugabe had to pass a law exempting people facing criminal allegations from being appointed to Government posts, a move which benefited Minister Goche.

"He now repays the President with treachery. The time of impostors is over. He must resign or the President will give him the boot," said Cde Mutsvangwa.

Cde Mutsvangwa said Minister Goche turned against the President despite being entrusted with sensitive ministries including that of State security and Transport, Communication and Infrastructural Development.

He accused Minister Goche of running down infrastructure under ministries he superintended, giving examples of the sorry state in which Air Zimbabwe and the National Railways of Zimbabwe are in.



+2#joeAfrica2014-11-19 13:47
So who didnt plan to kill Robert
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0#Dofo2014-11-19 13:58
Zvawachapera hope you know what you are doing ko iye Mdara ngaachibva kani wakomana kutongwa nemunhu ane 91 years here wakomana
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+1#chamunorwa2014-11-19 13:58
This is the beginning of the end of Robert Mugabe and all his cronies. What goes up, comes down. ZANU PF brought the darkest hour to the innocent masses of Zimbabwe in 2008. They robbed us our human dignity and some lost their human rights to live. Muchapedzana chete gore rino
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0#Dofo2014-11-19 14:01
Zvawachapera one by one ko iye Mdara ngaachienda kumusha kubva pachigaro haudi wanokuuraya wangakuite sei
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+4#Jekesakuface2014-11-19 14:01
Handizvo zvatakabvira kuMozambique netsoka, kuzotambudzwa naMugabe neMukadzi wake. Zikanetsa tinodzokera futi mukavha. Pamberi naTeurai Ropa
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0#selele2014-11-19 14:15
Mugabe >> senile
Grace >> mental

the rest >> zombies.
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John Mushona
+1#John Mushona2014-11-19 14:36
Zve this time zvirikumberi tichaonerera hedu
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+1#selele2014-11-19 14:46
Quoting John Mushona:
Zve this time zvirikumberi tichaonerera hedu

Hutsinye hwese being served nefoshoro.
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0#Gudo2014-11-19 15:07
Are these political analysts real? Why do they always say what their bosses wants to hear, if this is the case then should we say someone has analysed anything? Anyone who says what those in power will be waiting to hear is deemed a political analyst in Zimbabwe. Ndazvishairwa pazvo ini.
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0#mancube2014-11-19 15:24
pamakazvinzwa makaregerei kuzvitaura musada kushandisa vanhu imi.Zvenemashur a izvi.Kunzwa kuti munhu anoa kuurawa then u say out ibasa remapurisa anouraya neyi musada kutamba nefungwa kana abuda muZanu its impossible to kill.Poor dicission
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0#Miltona2014-11-19 17:13
Dont worry zimbabweans just pray for the almight to anwers your prayers. God had a purpose when he allowed th thieves to still from you. He(almighty) is going to take away frm th those thieves and give it back to you and the thieves ll suffer
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0#oliver2014-11-19 17:33
Ko iyo constution yacho inongodzivirira President vega ini ndikauya ndichiti pane munhu arikuronga kundiuraya zvinonzi ahasati ave nemhosva kusvika andiuraya. Shame on Zim constition
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0#jubie2014-11-21 09:14
never mugabe is the only zimbabwen with brains.but his time is. we have some people standing on the line. Then if he cant give up the presidence still alive maybe he needs a coffin.
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