By Gwendoline Mugauri

The Zi..." /> War Vets discredit Mugabe war credentials

War Vets discredit Mugabe war credentials

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By Gwendoline Mugauri

The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) secretary general Cde Victor Matemadanda has discredited former President Robert Mugabe’s war credentials, saying Mr Mugabe only played a civilian leadership role during the liberation struggle and does not have military training. 

In an interview on Capitalk Fm’s Start-Up Breakfast Show this morning; Cde Matemadanda said Mr Mugabe was never a member of the Patriotic Front because it was meant for soldiers.  

“Mugabe was never in the battle field and he has never been a soldier. The Patriotic Front is for the soldiers not civilians. He has been involved in the liberation struggle as a civilian leader not a soldier leader.

“The presidency of Robert Mugabe is different from the presidency of Emmerson Mnangagwa in that Emmerson Mnangagwa is a former fighter himself but Mugabe never held a gun!”  

Cde Matemadanda added that this issue had never been discussed before in such a manner because there was an agreement between the civilian component of the revolution and its military wing.

Cde Matemadanda’s remarks were uttered following Mr Mugabe’s recent political comeback which saw the formation of a new political party - the National Patriotic Front (NPF) led by Ambrose Mutinhiri.

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