Zanu PF, MDC cross swords over planned protests set for Friday

Zanu PF, MDC cross swords over planned protests set for Friday 1

By Everson Mushava and Blessed Mhlanga | NewsDay | Daggers have been drawn between President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling Zanu PF and the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC over the latter’s Friday protests, with Zanu PF political commissar and Defence deputy minister Victor Matemadanda vowing to block the planned demonstrations. Anger: Supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC) of Nelson Chamisa burn an election banner with the face of Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare after the 2018 elections This comes as Mnangagwa yesterday pleaded for peaceful co-existence amid citizens…

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Matemadanda vows to stop MDC protests

Matemadanda vows to stop MDC protests 2

By Nyashadzashe Ndoro Zanu PF National Political Commissar Victor Matemadanda has promised to thwart Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) demonstrations that are set for August 16 saying the opposition party is prone to violent protests. Victor Matemadanda Matemadanda was speaking to the media on the sidelines of the Zimbabwe National Heroes Day Commemorations held in Harare on Monday when he said that the MDC has always been involved in violent demonstrations hence government will not allow them to cause mayhem again. Asked if the planned demonstrations will happen, Matemadanda said…

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Matemadanda reads riot act… warns Zanu PF MPs plotting Mnangagwa impeachment

Matemadanda reads riot act… warns Zanu PF MPs plotting Mnangagwa impeachment 3

By Philemon Jambaya Zanu PF National Political Commissar Victor Matemadanda on Saturday read a riot act to members of the Provincial Coordination Committee in Mashonaland Central amid reports that there are at least five legislators from the province who are working with the MDC in an ambitious bid to impeach President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Victor Matemadanda Zim Morning Post can exclusively reveal that in the meeting Matemadanda made it clear that Zanu PF will not hesitate to deal with the legislators in question. Sources who attended the Saturday PCC said the…

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Zanu PF rocked by internal plots to impeach Mnangagwa

Zanu PF rocked by internal plots to impeach Mnangagwa 4

By Philemon Jambaya ZANU PF is now seized with reports of attempts to impeach President Emmerson Mnangagwa by the legislators from the opposition MDC who have managed to win the support of some willing Zanu PF MPs, the Zim Morning Post has heard. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa inspects Russian honour guards during a welcoming ceremony upon his arrival at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport on January 14, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP) Insiders say the party last week dispatched its National Political Commissar, Victor Matemadanda to Mashonaland Central Province to…

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Soldiers will be deployed to ‘kill’ and ‘defend power’, defence ministers warn MDC

Soldiers will be deployed to ‘kill’ and ‘defend power’, defence ministers warn MDC 5

GWERU – The deputy minister of defence Victor Matemadanda threatened on Saturday that soldiers would be unleashed to crush opposition protests, warning: “They are trained to kill.” The chilling threat was made in the presence of President Emmerson Mnangagwa during a meeting between war veterans and war collaborators from the 1970s bush war for independence. MDC leader Nelson Chamisa, who accuses Mnangagwa of being illegitimate claiming elections in July last year were rigged, has called for a week of prayer this week which would be followed by “decisive action”. The…

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Zanu PF Game of Thrones: Chiwenga ally booted out as Mnangagwa consolidates power

Zanu PF Game of Thrones: Chiwenga ally booted out as Mnangagwa consolidates power 7

The fierce battle for control within Zanu PF continues to play out with President Emmerson Mnangagwa axing Zanu PF national commissar Engelbert Rugeje, considered an ally of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, and replacing him with his own ally Victor Matemadanda. Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) secretary general Victor Matemadanda Other changes will also see another Mnangagwa ally, Douglas Mahiya, assuming the position of secretary — in charge of former liberation war fighters – while Headman Moyo will deputise him. To play down the developments Zanu PF national spokesperson Simon…

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Chief Ndiweni a ‘national security threat’, charges war vets’ Matemadanda

HARARE – The secretary general of the war veterans’ association on Monday labelled Chief Nhlanhla Ndiweni a “security threat” after the outspoken traditional chief claimed President Emmerson Mnangagwa would not finish his five-year term. Chief Ndiweni, of Ntabazinduna, told reporters at the Media Centre in Bulawayo last Friday that the mounting economic and political crises would collapse Mnangagwa’s government, which he described as “temporary”. Victor Matemadanda, the secretary general of the Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association, called for the chief’s arrest in an interview with the ZBC. “That’s a security…

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Divisions rock war veterans

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Fresh cracks have emerged in the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) where secretary general Victor Matemadanda has come under attack for holding meetings without the consent of members. The post Divisions rock war veterans appeared first on Nehanda Radio. Source: Nehanda Radio

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Wonders never cease

Wonders never cease 9

By Hon Criss After watching the Pfeesident’s sidekick Victor Matemadanda’s soporific homily on one online television, one gets an abiding feeling that indeed Zimbabwe is a God-forsaken country. Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) secretary general Victor Matemadanda Things are likely to get worse before they get better not least because of the hypocritical leaders presiding over our country. Inordinate amount of airtime is given to vacuous mouths like Matemadanda and his ridiculous analogies. Related Articles Besides being the pfeesident’s full-time lapdog, Matemadanda is the deputy minister of Defence and…

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Chamisa fears MDC Alliance split

Chamisa fears MDC Alliance split 10

By Fungi Kwaramba Ahead of the MDC Alliance’s 5th congress, the party’s president Nelson Chamisa has sensationally claimed that Zanu PF is working around the clock to ensure that the country’s biggest opposition movement splits into two. MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa (centre) and Tendai Biti (Alliance principal) (centre) and Amos Chibaya (Organising Secretary) – right. This comes as senior officials in Zanu PF have openly declared interest in the opposition party’s impending congress to be held later next month. Related Articles Chamisa is likely to face his secretary general…

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