Supporters spurn President Mugabe invite, Buses empty
MUTARE: Zanu PF supporters and war veterans here to a great extent overlooked the welcome by Manicaland Provincial Affairs pastor Mandi Chimene to go to Harare for Wednesday’s solidarity meeting with President Robert Mugabe.
The rally, at the decision gathering’s head office in the capital, was called after the Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) a week ago issued a condemning report requesting Mugabe’s abdication.
Chimene, a war veteran and individual from the purported G40 Zanu PF group, last Saturday activated nearby ex-contenders for a meeting at Mutare Hall to condemn the Chris Mutsvangwa-drove ZNLWVA authority and interest its expulsion from office.
She censured Mutsvangwa and his gathering as “backstabbers and encouraged the decision gathering to make conclusive move” against those behind the counter Mugabe dispatch.
In any case, on Wednesday, Chimene got a reality check after transports her gathering snatched from nearby schools to ship supporters to Harare’s solidarity meeting had no takers. The transports were basically vacant with just couple of supporters turning up for the excursion to the capital.
Schools requested to supply the transports incorporate Chancellor Primary School, Barring Junior School and in addition neighborhood universities yet supporters neglected to appear in expected numbers at the consistent pickup point close Meikles Park.
Party supporters who talked on state of secrecy said such solidarity social events do “not bring bread and margarine” to their tables, adding they chose to proceed with their typical everyday exercises.
“We have done this before and nothing has changed. We are enduring and life has gotten to be troublesome for us.
“Our youngsters are not going to class and we can’t pay expenses. This is not our war,” said one supporter who declined to be named.
Others said when last time they went to the One Million Man star Mugabe walk in Harare they were left stranded in the capital as there was no vehicle for the arrival trip.
A neighborhood war veteran who called himself Cde Mafiranhando said ample opportunity has already past their benefactor (President Mugabe) tended to the difficulties influencing the economy, demanding that “the issue is not about war veterans but rather Zimbabweans by and large”.
“We are not saved by this monetary emergency. President Mugabe must address main problems influencing the dominant part of subjects.
“We have endured enough and we need genuine change. We battled the Smith administration and we can’t keep on suffering under his régime,” said Cde Mafiranhando of Sakubva.