Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Mandiitawepi Chimene has accused War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube and military chiefs of plotting a coup d’état against President Robert Mugabe by holding a crucial meeting with former freedom fighters while the President is in Morocco where he is attending a climate change summit.
Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, Chimene said that Dube’s meeting with the war veterans was illegal and served as an effective coup against Mugabe whose party had expelled the leadership of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) from Zanu PF after they allegedly issued the communique in which they withdrew their support from Mugabe.
However, Dube dismissed Chimene’s allegations, maintaining that the meeting with the Christopher Mutsvangwa-led war vets’ executive was part of the brief that he had been given by Mugabe. He also said that Chimene is the one who is the rebel because she is trying to impose herself.
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