Mahiya unites political rivals, as Mujuru Mutsvangwa bury hatchet in solidarity


Mlondolozi Ndlovu

Harare – Embattled Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association spokesperson Douglas Mahiya on Monday  united bitter political rivals Joice Mujuru and Chris Mutsvangwa who attended his  high profile bail hearing at a packed at a packed magistrates court in Harare.

Mahiya, who was arrested last Wednesday  on charges of undermining the authority of the President in Harare on Monday morning was later granted bail which was heavily opposed by the state.

Joice Mujuru is the former vice President who was thrown out of Zanu PF in 2014 on allegations of conspiracy to topple the 92 year old President Mugabe allegations she denies to date.

Mutsvangwa as then war veterans chair and top Mugabe defender was among those who hounded the now Zimbabwe People First leader Mujuru out of the party.

At one point Mutsvangwa made astounding claims that Mujuru, famed for shotting a helicopter during the liberation war never at any one time achieved such a feat.

However, Mutsvangwa was later to suffer Mujuru’s after he was strapped of his ministerial job, his Norton constituency seat, Zanu PF membership and is on the brink of being stripped of his war veteran Chairmanship.

But it took Mahiya’s arrest and incarceration that the two rivals finally met at the former freedom fighters bail hearing.

Activists also took the opportunity to do an impromptu rally outside the court building.