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Mutsvangwa threatens to sue dull Chombo over war veterans power wrangles

11/09/2017 00:00:00
by Staff reporter
 
Dull? ... Home affairs minister, Ignatius Chombo
 
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WAR VETERANS leader Christopher Mutsvangwa has described Home Affairs minister and Zanu PF secretary for administration, Ignatius Chombo, as a not so bright fellow and threatened to sue for him entertaining an illegitimate war veterans’ leadership.

Chombo, recently at Grace Mugabe solidarity rally which was held at the Zanu PF headquarters in the capital, hosted Manicaland provincial affairs minister, Mandi, who was barred by the courts from representing the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA).

Mutsvangwa, who was fired from both Zanu PF and the government by President Robert Mugabe for insubordination, won against Chimene in February when the courts interdicted the Manicaland provincial affairs minister from masquerading as ZNLWVA leader.

At the First lady’s solidarity rally which was graced by minister Chombo, in his capacity as the party’s secretary for administration, Chimene said she was in charge of the war veterans’ association.

In her own words, Chimene said if Mutsvangwa was the chairperson of the association he should have attended the Grace Mugabe solidarity rally.

Addressing war veterans who had attended the organization’s secretary general, Victor Matemadanda’s court hearing at the Harare magistrate’s courts on Friday, Mutsvangwa said Chombo was contemptuous.

“It is a clear contempt of court what happened on the so called solidarity rally which was a flop when we saw him (Chombo) associating with Mandi Chimene and George Mlala who have a court order before them,” said Mutsvangwa.

“How can a minister in-charge of the police, the one who is the chief law officer of the land, entertain Mandi and Mlala on his side when he knows that they have a judgment against them?”Mutsvangwa said.

The former Norton MP said he was going to challenge Chombo whom described as a “dull” minister in court.

“These people do not want to respect the law and they do not want to respect constitutional democracy which we fought for. I am so much angered by him because we were together at Kutama mission and he was not so bright, and now he finds himself ahead of us in the government of President Robert Mugabe, not with-standing that we went to war and fought that he becomes a free man,” he said.

“Chombo likes power but he should have gone to the war and fought for it, and I do not know in the lottery of war whether he would have survived,” said Mutsvangwa. 



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