Mutsvangwa, wife booted out

Cde Chris Mutsvangwa

Cde Chris Mutsvangwa

Fidelis Munyoro Chief Reporter
SOME members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) yesterday passed a vote of no confidence against their chairman Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa and three other executive members for allegedly disrespecting President Mugabe.

They said the suspended members were bringing the association’s name into disrepute.

Addressing a Press conference last night, war veterans led by ZNLWVA secretary for Information and Publicity Cde Mandi Chimene said they had resolved to boot out Cde Mutsvangwa and his wife Monica, secretary-general Cde Victor Matemadanda and member of the executive Cde Headman Moyo.

Cde Chimene said Cde Mutsvangwa should be removed as the Minister of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Former Political Detainees and Restrictees.

She said war veterans wanted to make it clear that they were not part of the wayward and functionally sabotaged leadership of Cde Mutsvangwa.

They listed a plethora of issues that led them to part ways with their “wayward” leader.

The fallout came as result of recent utterances by Cde Mutsvangwa in the Press in which he used abusive language against other party and Government officials.

Cde Mutsvangwa is accused of disrespecting President Mugabe as First Secretary and President of zanu-pf and patron of ZNLWVA.

“Mutsvangwa failed to conduct the affairs of the association as directed by our patron his Excellency, President R.G. Mugabe, to mobilise, unite and restructure of war veterans association,” said Cde Chimene.

“Despite having been given guidance by the council of elders and JOC (Joint Operations Command) recommendations, the national chairman Cde Mutsvangwa chose to do his own way.”

Cde Mutsvangwa is also accused of denying the majority of the national executive committee rights to freely make contributions in the affairs of the association.

Further, Cde Mutsvangwa was alleged to be using divide-and-rule tactics in running the affairs of the association and unilaterally approving the dismissal of some members in the national executive without following proper procedures.

In some instances, Cde Mutsvangwa would allegedly come up with “spurious allegations” labelling some members as opposition MDC-T members.

Cde Chimene said Cde Mutsvangwa and his wife were taking the association as their personal property to pursue individual interests.

“We will not defend individual interests,” she said.

“We are not part of his agenda. We want to say to the President the person you gave us is not doing anything to help, but sowing seeds of discord in the association.”

Cde Chimene said war veterans’ children were failing to attend school, while the general upkeep of war veterans was deplorable despite revelations by Cde Mutsvangwa that $6 million had been availed for those purposes.

“Each time we meet he will be bragging about his stay in China (as the ambassador of Zimbabwe) and his chrome mining ventures instead of coming up with a policy of empowering the war veterans,” she said.

“We do not know who are being given those empowerment projects, maybe its just for the few whom we do not know.”

Cde Mutsvangwa said he had no comment on the issue.

Cde Matemadanda dismissed the vote-of-no-confidence as “nonsense, unconstitutional and useless”.

He said Cde Chimene, who chaired the meeting that passed the resolution, had since ceased to be a member of the war veterans association’s executive after she failed to attend three consecutive meetings since she became a Resident Minister for Manicaland last year.

Cde Matemadanda said there was no quorum at the meeting.

“Only the chairman, the vice chairman and the secretary general can call for such a meeting,” he said. “They were supposed to make one of these people call the meeting.

“Not to just come from Chiweshe, get into Harare and call for the vote of no confidence as if its a wife divorcing her husband. Izvi ndezve chibhawa bhawa. They may say that they have a splinter because we are still in charge and going ahead with our programmes.”

Cde Matemadanda said war veterans who presented their case to First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe at her rally in Chiweshe, Mashonaland Central, in the afternoon were not members of the executive.

He said some of them had been suspended by their provinces for different issues.

Cde Matemadanda said the ministry of war veterans had no budget and the $6 million alleged by Cde Chimene to have been abused had not been allocated to any ministry.

Cde Monica Mutsvangwa and Cde Moyo could not be reached for comment.

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  • Muzezuru


  • Luke Gwizo

    Zvainakidza muchizviitira Jabulani sibanda na mai Mujuru what goes around comes around

  • Isusu Ndisu

    Kiiiiii huyai muone zvinhu zviya zvatanga

  • Judas Iscariot

    Good riddance. He is enjoying the taste of his own medicine,this is how he forced Jabulani Sibanda out of officej. Moyo is having the last laugh? Mashonaland West had already passed it’s own vote of no confidence.

  • Far Que

    A whole entire ministry with no budget? Ndizve chibhawa bhawa cheku joinidza mabvururu bvururu kuti mutenge ngoto.

  • RuffoG

    The very definition of chaos & confusion

  • Tengenenge

    Ultimately the voters will have their say

  • Jenyi

    Quorum futi, matobaya vakomana

  • Mukotami

    This Mandi Chimene sounds too desperate to impress somebody, But will the real ZanuPF please stop this madness and get down to work? Now its like ZPF discovered votes of no confidences….

  • herbert phiri

    chris maone atanga amheno

  • Zarura Zimbabgwe

    Heads are rolling again joki is in town

  • Rangarirai

    When can we expect these “SOME” members of ZNLWVA who illegitimately claim to have booted out Chairman Mutsvangwa, to be in turn correctly booted out of the ZNLWVA using a properly constituted quorum? Besides, it appears disrespectful for Cde Mandi Chimene to use the same refrain habitually reserved for the First Family, “taking the **** as their personal property to pursue individual interests”.

  • omahn

    While I don’t support cde Mutsvangwa I think it is people like cde Chimene who are bringing the president and the party into disrepute. The president was very clear about these vote of no confidences or was I the only one who head him. He even repeated that let’s use party structures to discipline wayward members recently. Obviously Chimene doesn’t care. This is undermining the president. Kasukuwere is just watching while everyone do as they please in the party.

  • Dixon

    Unity is key.

  • sibonile


  • KingZaka||

    The fact that Mutsvangwa and crew can speak Chines fluently makes them stronger than any force since they succeeded in blocking the funding of the struggling horse. You wanted to divert funds and they read that. Anomakwa ndoane Bhora

  • SimonPetere

    Gone. ..He and wife are very gone. …waiting for more. Want to see how the leader of the faction will be dealt with

  • Nyamasvisva

    Herald question – Is it me who missed them or they are not in this edition (1) Nathaniel Manheru column and (2) Editor’s comment. My Herald read is incomplete without those

  • Brigadier Siyasutha Belamba

    So the President’s wise counsel fell on deaf ears. These people are just jokers .At least Johnso has some support, Iyozala nkomoni

  • Cecil Roars

    Zimbabwe will be free when this generation of war mongers has died. It continues to cause confusion to us.

  • yowe

    Zvinhu zvemhuri yekwaMutsvangwa zviri kunetsa

  • Border Gezi

    Ndokutoenda kwacho Cde Matemadanda. You are finished.

  • silungisn

    Who elected Cde Mutsvangwa to this Post?…isn’t you Chimene…you ousted Cde Jabulani Sibanda today you are on Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa….when is your whirl wind of Vote-of-Confidence going to stop?….what goes around come around….we wil see you Mandi Chimene on same situation next time…..

  • theheraldonline

    Hevo Nyamasvisva,
    This week Nathaniel Manheru has no installment.
    Comment is there, with a headline: A breath of fresh air . . .

  • blar tindo

    Igaroziva kuti pese panenge pasvikwa namai dzimwe team dzinotodonha chete kkkkkkk blar Criss mainyanyotawurisawo imi panguva yenyu…….dyiwayi muri nyama imi!!!

  • chunga

    Congratulations Dr Amai for succefully Purging all the perceived enemies of Our Beloved Mdara Bob! Congratulations indeed for finding Dr. Mujuru guilty of (unproven) accusations of a coup de tat! Congratualations for once again being vigillant and pre-emptive of identifying the this alleged team Lacost guilty of being yet another faction, supposedly guilty of once again pltting the fall of our beloved Mdara Bob. But the question is:- Muchasvikepiko nhai Dr Amai> Ma War Vets acho- Murikurova netsvimbo, Vana Mutsvangwa vopazha nhasi uno, Mutsvangwa and company are crapping in their pants! The ZanuPf natural heirarchy you have destroyed, decimated it with impunity! Mdara is now aged, No doubt! He’s nearly a 100! Instead of making friends, you continue to make enemies! Come 2018, surely, the opposition will win. The Land we foufght for will be taken back. No war vets in the hierachy, and so we will say:- Makorokoto Dr Amai for being used by Jonono to effectively destroy the party. Dr I think you MUST STOP IT!

    • mwana wevhu

      Its true takushaya kuti zvichafamba seyi 2018 for our beloved party. Asipaka buda vana Mai Mujuru baba ava vakambotawura avana kuziva kuti 12 February 16 he will be booted out

  • Tarzan Mandizvidza

    Then..who is going to remain in zanupf?? kasukuwere and jonathan only??? Yet, in all your have not yet started to consider the opposition. By the time you will have used all your ammunition to kill each other in zanupf, what then will you remain to use against the opposition??? Kumwe kufunga kunenge kusafunga.

    • Biggie Taapatsi

      I hope the right people read your comment bro. For now, I will try reduce the possibility of me contracting ulcers by just reading the news and keeping my mouth shut. Honest truth is that the party is on a self-destruction baton. While Christ Mutsvangwa has always been an annoying loud mouth, I am beginning to believe what he said about Prof Jonathan Moyo’s mission being to destroy Zanu-PF from within; it won’t be long before Mugabe is the one and only one in Zanu-PF to have participated in the liberation struggle.

    • Tafadzwa

      Who cares against ZANU. ZANU must die for Zim to be free. Past ne ZANU pamberi ne Zimbabwe

  • Harare

    Zanu pf has become a big circus, yava kuti nyadzisa

  • chinos

    Good riddance war vets

  • Dixoff

    Haha! Someone dropped that key behind the sofa and it is gone for ever!

  • MemaZimbo

    The President made the point very clear paConference kuVic Falls, he said,”Munoda kuramba muchidzingana kuti MDC yanga yazvifira zvayo ipembere?” Asi zvino hapana anova terera. Regai tigoona kunowira tsvimbo nedohwe.

  • maita

    The same people who did it for Mujuru are the same people doing it for ED it is a script.

  • maita

    How do you unite such people like the bull of Manicaland who produces milk though.

  • Givemore Chivandaidze

    one dangerous thing all along pple in this party used to tell lies to mUDHARA,even Mu BP meetings…Now Dr Amai used to be an outsider but had ears to hear the truth about the whole group surrounding Baba.Now she is seating next to baba with all lies and she sits down with him vave kumba..apa malume nemambuya makuvara muchaona moto nekudzingwa field day yakapera,kutaura kwamusina kuswera……Anyone who have dirty hands,only one messing up waenda..Gore rino ndere zvitsva….

  • Dr Bush

    Oh dear! Someone might have completely destroyed ZPF from within. What a shame

  • Tafadzwa

    Zvaiwana ngwarati

  • wezanu

    Which would be putting them back into power.

    It will be an endless cycle until…

  • Oliver

    You are testing your own medicine; where did you put Jabu? The game is getting to quarter finals, heishiiiii…

  • todiizvazvo

    Grace occasionally uses abusive language why is she not “booted out”?

  • Sekuru Kaguvi

    tirikuona zvedu tiri kumhepo