War Veterans threaten to turn against Zanu-PF in 2018 elections


Special adviser to President Emmerson Mnangagwa and war veteran Christopher Mutsvangwa has said that the former liberation fighters could turn against the party unless it takes corrective measures. Mutsvangwa blamed the party’s Commissariat department which is led by Lieutenant-General (retired) Engelbert Rugeje for disenfranchising the people in the recent Zanu-PF Primary Elections. Mutsvangwa who lost his poll told NewsDay,

Zanu PF’s problem has always been the abuse of the office of the political commissar and we are seeing this again. So, as war veterans, just as we did during the Mugabe era, give choice between a party that has lost through acts of omission or commission its fiduciary role, then we will be left with no choice but to go with the people… [Zanu needs to take] corrective measures to avoid such eventualities because we will stand with the people and we know their position.

..the war veterans countrywide, who have declared that they will choose the people instead of the party if forced into making a choice. I am under pressure because the war veterans feel that something is going wrong again with the party’s commissariat department….War veterans hope the party leadership embarks on prompt and thorough remedial action well before the July elections.

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