War Vets Push for Total ShutDown of Zimbabwe

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In another rare feat the hunted and the hunter have joined hands Tuesday after War Vets this evening announced open and unequivocal support for the Wednesday shut down.

In what strongly shows like an irreversible momentum, war veterans have backed the ongoing wave of protests against President Robert Mugabe’s government saying the ruling party has failed Zimbabweans in a big way.

Addressing a press conference in Harare today, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) spokesperson, Douglas Mahiya said people have been pushed to the edge by Zanu PF’s disastrous policies since independence.

“The entire crisis that has befallen our great country is a result of poor governance and endemic corruption which is now bearing its evil fruits that are on verge of consuming the entire fabric of Zimbabwean nationhood,” said Mahiya.

On Monday disgruntled commuter omnibus operators fought running battles with the police and tomorrow, there are more planned protests around the country.

Disgruntlement has been growing against Mugabe’s government, and the war veterans, once a pillar of strength for the ruling party, are now also feeling the pinch as the economy tumbles.

“The Constitution gives Zimbabweans the right to demonstrate but …. people must not destroy properties, it’s not good, as for tomorrow, we heard the issue of stay-away but what I want to urge people is to remain peaceful. It’s  better for them to remain at their homes than giving opportunity to hooligans who want to take advantage of the protests,” Mahiya said tongue in cheek.

Despite feigning unity in Zanu PF, there is apparently no love lost between Mugabe and the ex-combatants who reminded the 92 year old strongman that he has failed the generality of the public and people who lost their lives fighting for independence, mainly because he is surrounded by “liars”.

“Self-seeking people who were entrusted with the task of shepherding and driving our economy have betrayed not only the country but also their principals who end up being blamed for their misdemeanours,” said Mahiya.

The war veterans traced the cash shortages that the country is grappling with to Zanu PF bigwigs whom they said are stashing the greenbacks in offshore accounts.

The ex-combatants who were early this year pummelled by police also took the opportunity to throw a jab at their nemesis.

“Being a police officer has become brisk business in our country where individuals have become filthy rich in a short space of time,” said Mahiya. – Dailynews

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  • Zvichapera

    Lest people are misled: This is an endgame in which everyone is a leader. We seamlessly exchange leadership roles. Do not even think of any political establishment. The endgame is as complex as the brain. I will not bother to tell you how many neurons make up the human brain and how many connections does each neuron have as you can find out for yourself. As my brain is working now, there is no President neuron but my system is working. So this endgame does not need a president nor does it need a politburo or central committee. it is a social movement of progressive forces. Natural leaders will emerge as we conclude the endgame. So the herald, which is the mouthpiece of ZANU PF thugs should not waste energy talking of leadership. Everyone in the progressive forces is a leader. We interchangeably lead each. I know you will find this difficult to understand, because the Herald and ZANU PF thugs are are fucked up with the ideas of being led, Robert Gabriel Mugabe and his ZANU PF thugs are blind leaders, who are masquerading as leaders when they are a mafia gang. The endgame is in full swing.

  • Basa

    Exactly Mahiya. My only problem is you guys upto now you choose to ignore the chief architect of our problems. This is Mugabe. You can blame ministers. But who appoints them?.Who oversees them?. Who let them get away with corruption maiming and murder.
    Not long ago the same leader unleashed you on innocent civilians. We still have the graves of those you killed. The scars of those you maimed. So trying to play nice guy today yes?.
    Unless you guys walk to state house and bring down the man you put there, we still have issues.
    This is a new revolution so please don’t hijack it. When its all done we are going to look each other in the eye.

  • Basa

    Exactly Mahiya. My only problem is you guys upto now you choose to ignore the chief architect of our problems. This is Mugabe. You can blame ministers. But who appoints them?.Who oversees them?. Who let them get away with corruption maiming and murder.
    Not long ago the same leader unleashed you on innocent civilians. We still have the graves of those you killed. The scars of those you maimed. So trying to play nice guy today yes?.
    Unless you guys walk to state house and bring down the man you put there, we still have issues.
    This is a new revolution so please don’t hijack it. When its all done we are going to look each other in the eye.

  • Nomusa Garikai

    War veterans must never forget that it was them who have denied ordinary people their freedom and basic rights to prop up this tyrannical and oppressive Zanu PF regime! The people of Zimbabwe will never forget these war vet thugs!

  • Nomusa Garikai

    War veterans must never forget that it was them who have denied ordinary people their freedom and basic rights to prop up this tyrannical and oppressive Zanu PF regime! The people of Zimbabwe will never forget these war vet thugs!

  • Ushe

    Ndivo vakatanga economic chaos nema50 000 futi!

  • Ushe

    Ndivo vakatanga economic chaos nema50 000 futi!

  • Ian Dumakude

    Guys right now the isuue is Zanupf of today, Mugabe, Mphoko, Mnangagwa, Kasukuwere, their ministers and party leaders. We will not get anywhere if we look at whose struggle it is. The attitude of this one wants to hijack it because is ours is not helpful at all. At this stage let us join hands and confront ZANUPF. Paying too much attention to our differences or pasts will sabotage the struggle.

  • Ian Dumakude

    Guys right now the isuue is Zanupf of today, Mugabe, Mphoko, Mnangagwa, Kasukuwere, their ministers and party leaders. We will not get anywhere if we look at whose struggle it is. The attitude of this one wants to hijack it because is ours is not helpful at all. At this stage let us join hands and confront ZANUPF. Paying too much attention to our differences or pasts will sabotage the struggle.