President told G40 to groom Bona for leadership, war veterans allege


The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) who have made it clear in the past, that they are backing Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to become the next president, have accused the G40 Faction of saying that it was given orders by President Robert Mugabe to groom his daughter Bona Mugabe-Chikore for leadership. ZNLWVA secretary-general Victor Matemadanda said that Bona was the G40’s second option after Defence Minister Sidney Sekeramayi. He added that this might also explain why President Mugabe was not disciplining G40 members for their alleged misdeeds. This comes after the war veterans have been calling on Mugabe to discipline Professor Jonathan Moyo for criticising the Command Agriculture programme as well as Vice President Mugabe.

Said Matemadanda:

Now they (G40) are saying if they cannot put (Defence minister Sydney) Sekeramayi, they will opt for Bona. They are saying they were asked to initiate Bona into leadership. This is what they are saying. They are saying they have been told by the President to groom Bona for leadership and they are boasting about it.

If it is true that they are nurturing people like Bona to take over, then the President will never act on their (G40) misdeeds. If it’s not true we must be seeing the President acting.

Normally, we would not have a problem with a person wanting to rule, but when it is creation of a dynasty then it will be resisted. If it was someone else and not the President’s daughter being hand-held like this, there would be no problem.

More: NewsDay

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