Samantha Chigogo Herald Correspondent
The Zimbabwe Liberation War Collaborators Association has thrown its weight behind war veterans leader Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa, dismissing the petition that emanated from Mashonaland West recalling him.
In a statement, Ziliwaco chairperson for Chegutu District, Cde Siphiwe Chikukwa, said the petition that targeted Cde Mutsvangwa was fraudulent, as such should be disregarded.
“As members of the War Collaborators Association, War Veterans, Ex-detainees and zanu-pf members in Chegutu District would want to condemn in the strongest terms the untimely petition that was targeted at Ambassador Christopher Mutsvangwa who is our member in the Central Committee,” she said.
“We, as Chegutu District do hereby stand by him. We say the dismissal is baseless and does not have signatures of the electoral college that voted him into the Central Committee which made him to be appointed a Politburo member.
“We kindly ask other districts in the province not to interfere with our district affairs as some of our members are crying foul as their signatures were forged.”
Cde Chikukwa said they were aware that there were some “power hungry individuals” who were bent on destabilising the party.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe National Liberation Supporters Association (Zinalisa) has also come out guns blazing, attacking people in the party who promoted factionalism and insubordination.
Zinalisa president Cde Collins Chipare, said they supported President Mugabe’s call for unity in the country in general and the ruling party in particular.
“We are urging all Zimbabweans of all social strata, race, creed, colour and tribe to desist from engaging and fuelling factionalism in the ruling party zanu-pf that promotes disunity among our people.”