Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) secretary-general, Victor Matemadanda has said it is time to confront people calling for the ouster of Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Matemadanda, widely regarded as Mnangagwa’s ally, said ex-freedom fighters were ready to deal with those that claim the Harare’s presidential interface rally was the final push for Mnangagwa’s ouster.
“We want people in Zanu PF to clearly understand, including Mugabe, that they joined the party and it is not theirs. We can’t have problems as a country because Mugabe and his wife dislike Mnangagwa,” he said.
“Right now, people are moving around claiming the Harare interface rally will be the final day to deal with Mnangagwa, but let it be known that their plans will not succeed. The Harare interface will be our independence day. It will be the mother of whatever is going to happen.
“If they think they are going to play around with Mnangagwa, as they did to Joice (Mujuru) then they are wasting their time.”
Former Vice-President Mujuru was axed after a whirlwind of countrywide rallies, on accusations of plotting to unseat Mugabe.
Matemadanda said the country was losing direction, as people were focusing on trivia, while ignoring challenges such as shortage of basic commodities and the cash crisis.
The war veterans secretary-general said Mugabe and his wife were not superhuman and must stop wasting resources that are scarce.
“We were fired from Zanu PF, but we will be at the interface and all the parties including MDC-T must come to the interface rally and we will deal with the issue once and for all.
They are wasting money on that interface yet there is no service delivery,” he said.
“Every Zimbabwean, who is not happy about the state of affairs, must come to the interface and we will teach those people a lesson. We will deliver final victory on behalf of the people of Zimbabwe.