Zimbabwe is not governed by the Zanu-PF constitution, and we will not be silenced: Angry War veterans tell Chiwenga

6 years agoThu, 04 May 2017 13:48:12 GMT
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Zimbabwe is not governed by the Zanu-PF constitution, and we will not be silenced: Angry War veterans tell Chiwenga

Some sections of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) executive have dismissed warnings by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), Commander, to stop belittling President Mugabe arguing that it was their democratic right to air their feelings. ZNLWVA secretary-general, Victor Matemadanda, reminded ZDF Commander General Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga that his authority only applied to soldiers and did not extend to civilians. Matemadanda also reminded the General that he should follow the constitution of Zimbabwe and not that of Zanu-PF, saying that all people are not equal.

Said Matemadanda:

Remember the general (Chiwenga) is an appointed officer . . . He was appointed by the president and he must be seen under the Constitution to be defending the president. But unfortunately, he is the commander of the army and not of civilians.

It is wrong therefore to think that every Zimbabwean is governed by the Zanu PF constitution. People have to feel free to reflect on issues, and no one can take that away unless if people say they want to introduce a dictatorship

People know that there is something that is behind the scenes. Indeed, why should the general worry about a person exercising his democratic right?

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Some people think that they are more Zimbabwean than others . . . they think they are more Zimbabwean because they participated in the liberation struggle, but that has to be corrected. What about those who were not born then? Are they not Zimbabweans?

When you are not suffering it’s normal that you support the leadership, but it is not correct to try and silence other people. Those who are enjoying life do not want that to be stopped.

People should thus understand that those who are benefiting from the status quo do not want things to change, but we are all Zimbabweans and we all deserve to enjoy the fruits of independence.

It is not wrong to tell the president to stop wasting the country’s resources travelling to foreign countries like Singapore or throwing obscene birthday bashes.

It only becomes wrong when some people want to silence us. But we will not be silenced,

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