‘War vets behind President’

Cde Chinotimba

Cde Chinotimba

Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter
War veterans are fully behind President Mugabe and will vigorously campaign for Zanu-PF in next year’s harmonised elections, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) elder Cde Joseph Chinotimba has said.

Cde Chinotimba said war veterans and Zanu-PF could not be separated, as the two were bonded by the history of the liberation struggle.

He said war veterans should not be misled by reckless statements being made by some “lost and misguided elements” that are on the payroll of Western countries to denigrate President Mugabe and the revolutionary party.

Cde Chinotimba’s remarks were in response to statements made by ZNLWVA spokesperson Mr Douglas Mahiya over the weekend that President Mugabe would go down with under-fire Zanu-PF national political commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere in next year’s elections if he failed to fire him.

Mr Mahiya was quoted as saying: “We can see through him (Mugabe).

“He wants an emasculated Kasukuwere so he can use him in the creation of his dynasty. It is not going to work. They will both go down.”Cde Chinotimba said Mr Mahiya was not only overstepping his mandate, but also overstating his influence in the war veterans’ constituency.

“I want to support what was said by the Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga on Mahiya,” he said.

“Who is Mahiya to denigrate our patron President Mugabe? I am an elder in the ZNLWVA and I want to make it very clear that as war veterans, we are fully behind President Mugabe.

“We are not party to what was said by Mahiya. He was not representing war veterans. We are the war veterans.“In any case, he was expelled from the party and if he wants to join politics, he should simply do that and not pretend to hide behind the banner of war veterans.

“Some of us as war veterans, we have constituencies that we represent, but Mahiya was defeated in Harare, so he should not lie to himself and think that he has a following.”

Cde Chinotimba, who is also the Buhera South legislator, said the ZNLWVA was a welfare organisation and should stick to that mandate.“We will stand by our President, whether he is old or not,” he said.

“It’s up to the people of Zimbabwe to decide and not Mahiya. As Zimbabweans, we still love our President. People tarnish the names of our leaders and Mahiya speaks as if he has been sent by someone with a view to divide the party.”

Mr Mahiya seemed to be a lone ranger in the path of denigrating President Mugabe as chairman of the war veterans association, Mr Chris Mutsvangwa, yesterday praised President Mugabe’s visionary leadership.

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  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    If you are insinuating against his role on our land reform, you are offside. You should shut up. Who are the Zimbabweans who were chased from their land? Are you talking of illegal colonial land rights for Boers? Please don`t provoke us! Our land reform was justified and legitimate. Go hang with your Rhodesian nostalgia!

    • Common Sense

      Land reform in principle is justified and legitimate… the way it was executed, is definitely not… especially the acts of this ** Chinotomba… he was a loose cannon and a **….

      The land went to the wrong people, and the violence was unnecesary… but more importantly, this country is now screwed econmonically because of it (and if you mention sanctions, you will perish shortly)

    • Zvobgo

      Zhara yakaruma mundoza….
      “Kip yowa Briten
      “I will kept my (ruined) Zimbabwe”

    • Moe_Scyslack2

      Land is important but you Zanuoids have brainwashed Zimbos to the point of sheer insanity. Giving land to useless people solves nothing. Belgium, Holland, etc there are a few farmers there yet they live a dignified 1st world life. That’s what we want in Zim. Green people can farm, we can’t all be farmers, so long the shelves are full and I can afford to buy the food do you think Zimbos care who produced it? We are sick and tired of this prehistoric sub human living that your zanu has brought upon us. You have stripped us of our dignity now we are economic refugees in Botswana and Mozambique. Shame maningi stereki.

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    What is important for our revolutionary party, ZANU PF is the necessary unity and political gwara remusangano, towards the 2018 harmonized elections. Any differences that militates against our winning the elections should be sorted out urgently and amicably . We cannot give advantages to stooges of the West to win. Nehanda forbid!

    • Zvobgo

      No wonder Zim is in reverse if not remorse gear
      Mukore uno muchiri kunamata Nehanda?
      Even van Mokgadi vava kuinda kumaporofita

      • Cde Jairos Tapfuma

        Zvobgo, not all of us are foolish enough to be robbed of their culture and beliefs. And of course, not all of us black Zimbabweans are foolish enough to be used as puppets of achieving cultural imperialism. Long live the Spirit of Nehanda!

        • Zvobgo

          FYI I have a strong fumigant against that evil spirit of Nhuwahanda.
          Its called the God of Israel

      • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

        Nehanda forbid!

        • Zvobgo

          I dont believe in that evil spirit of yowas

          • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

            Keep your Jesus Christ ! We will worship as per our culture. Freedom of religion. We never accepted the teachings of your Jesus Christ , to remain like Biblical Lazarus in our land. We refused to turn another cheek for Ian Smith to smite. The Spirit of our Nehanda guided us during our armed struggle.,not your Jewish mythological nonsense!

        • Zvobgo

          Fo Yowa Info: I have a strong fumigant against that evil spirit of Nhuwahanda.
          Its called the God of Israel

  • nelson moyo

    Comrade Joseph Chinotimba M.P. is a very respected member of the ruling party ZANUPF. He should be always held in high esteem by all and sundry as he has done great service to the people of Zimbabwe.
    Comrade Chinos as he is also known in revolutionary circles is one day soon to be a Minister in the Government. When he scales these dizzying heights he will see to it that the War Veterans are treated well and receive their long over due rewards for the suffering they went through in the Second Chimurenga

  • Zvobgo

    The British national anthem was played with gusto as we beat Klitsh!!

    Bravo Joshua
    “God save the Queen”

  • Ray Mbada

    This is the man to respect if ever one looks at individuals and not groups like others do here. Chinos is a different war veteran, he works hard for both himself and people in his constituency, and for that, I respect the man. War veterans are people, they are different. They only were brought together by the fact that they were fighting for the same cause, but otherwise their reasons differed from that far way back. That’s why General Chiwenga refereed to other war veterans as people who fled because of crimes they had committed in this country and they were hiding and not fighting. So, it’s wise to handle them differently whilst accessing them is never a crime because some of them are still in the business of thieving while they hide behind the flag.

  • GetRealPF

    Wow, you’re still a deep racist, 37 years on, and worse than the whites were, you must be proud

  • GetRealPF

    “Psychological orientation”… no, he was a simply a racist on the loose, seeking revenge… what he and his buch did was criminal, simple

    You guys cannot let go of the past can you… you hold on to what the whites did nearly 4 decades ago, and yet you turn a blind eye to the atrocities ZANU-PF has been inflicting on it’s own people since independence in the name of holding onto power at all costs…