Mutsvangwa congratulates Dube

Nyemudzai Kakore Herald Correspondent
Expelled Minister of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Former Political Detainees and Restrictees Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa has congratulated his successor. Rtd Colonel Tshinga Dube, on his new post saying he had great respect for him as they had worked together since the days of the liberation struggle.

Rtd Col Dube, who was Cde Mutsangwa’s deputy, was elevated to Minister of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Former Political Detainees and Restrictees.

Cde Mutsvangwa said he was looking forward to Cde Dube’s support in building relations between the war veterans’ association and their patron President Mugabe at the earliest possible opportunity.

“I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy most cordial of relations with the new Minister Tshinga Dube. We worked well when he was my deputy. We share identical views on the desperate welfare situation of our fellow war veteran colleagues,” he said.

“I value the deep knowledge of Minister Dube as my senior cadre during the national liberation struggle. I look forward to a goat braai at his farm as has been the case for the last two decades. I had a long chat (with him) when he phoned me this morning. We arranged to meet in Bulawayo soon,” said Cde Mutsvangwa. zanu-pf suspended Cde Mutsvangwa for three years for gross misconduct and disloyalty, while his wife, Monica, who was the Women’s League spokesperson, suffered the same fate.

The two will not hold any positions in the party during their suspension, but will remain zanu-pf National Assembly members for Norton and Senator for Manicaland, respectively.

Cde Mutsvangwa said because of the cordial relations which existed between them, he was confident that more business opportunities will be unveiled which would boost the economic conditions.

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  • Nyandoro Kunzwi

    Assuming this is a correct report, Cde Mutsvangwa may be taking the lucid Damascan road we have been expecting and calling for. We need unity in ZANU PF! ZNLWVA is duty bound to create conditions for unity , devoid of premature and divisive succession politics. The young cadres in our party will learn the virtue of reconciliation in matters political in the interest of our unfinished revolution. Our youths will also learn to respect their seniors who are not bellicose and abrasive. A leader who is given to clean mouth and useful guidance in a family dispute is is the envy of every family. May our political enemies not be given satanic ammunition to boost their nefarious political morale against our revolution.

  • Tafadzwa

    Didn’t know this guy could be so mature. Keep learning Chris, looks like you can learn to be less narcissistic than your usual self. At least you acknowledged that someone else fought in the war and that they were senior to you. Good signs.

    • Chief Political Adviser

      He can only be considered mature when he finally accepts that our liberation had contributors beyond war vets, such as ex political prisoners/detainees, collaborators, the masses that fed and assisted the armed fighters, those in the diaspora then who raised material and diplomatic support for our cause, the dead and silent fighters who could not make it into new free Zimbabwe, the parents and relatives from where the fighters were born and supported before they joined the war. By accepting that, then we wont see the unfortunate exchanges between our heroes and young cadres in the party. We can have different views politically , but lets not create foolish attitude that young members of ZANU PF are less ZANU PF than those who were born and grown to join the fight then. A party that abhors young blood rejuvenation in its structures will kiss the political dust !

  • Tafadzwa

    What did we not understand about him? A man who makes everyone else who fought in the war feel like they did absolutely nothing and it’s only him who won the war. A man who wants every Zimbabwean to feel like they owe him and him alone for fighting in the war?