Ten provincial chairpersons of the troubled ruling party Zanu PF have backed President Mugabe and dismissed the communiqué written by the war veterans in which they were bashing the 92 year old.
The leadership of the war veterans last week shocked the nation when they dismissed President Mugabe whom they described him as manipulative and out of touch with reality.
The ruling party’s top leadership in the country’s ten provinces noted that they were ‘shocked’ by the outcome of the war veterans meeting.
“ We the chairpersons of the Zanu PF representing the 10 provinces of the country; We are alarmed by the statement issued out of a meeting of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association held at Railton sports club in Harare on Thursday 21 July,” read their statement.
The chairpersons highlighted that the statement was an insult to the president
“Our concern is with the substance and form of the statement which impugn the person and office of the President of the Republic and commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and patron of the ZNLWA,” said one of them.
The ZANU PF described the document as ‘treasonous’ saying it did not speak to the needs of all the war veterans.
“ We condemn in the strongest of terms reckless statement including those who authored this treasonous document. We recognize that this statement does not speak to all war veterans whom we respect, nut to a few malcontents bent on dividing the party ,”
“As Zanu PF provincial chairpersons from all the provinces of Zimbabwe we affirm our strong and unconditional support for our iconic President of the republic of Zimbabwe and we wish him well in discharging the people’s mandate,” added the statemnet
“We wish to further remind the ZNLWVA that Zanu PF was borne out of the unity accord and that any efforts to undermine that unity are a blatant attempt to divide the party and the people of Zimbabwe and diverting the attention of the party and government from critical service delivery,”
The mischief and malice and malice has shocked all of us as Zanu PF chairpersons,” they said.