State owned daily newspaper, The Herald, has accused Christopher Mutsvangwa and the executive members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) of being sponsored by officials from the United States government to attack the First Family. The Herald alleges that the war veterans are willing to join a coalition of opposition parties after they were promised funding by the Americans.
To support its claims, The Herald quotes an unnamed source who says:
An American emissary came and talked to opposition parties on the need to form a coalition last weekend. The emmissary made it clear to the opposition parties that without forming a coalition, no funding was coming their way. This prompted a scramble for signatures by MDC-T which saw the American leaving the country with a copy of contrived signatures.
Mujuru and the NPP did not want to be part of it until they had understood the full implications of the involvement of a white hand. In a bid to lure Mujuru MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai had to be seen at the inaugural NPP national convention held in Harare on Wednesday.
We now understand there is some kind of engagement with people like Victor Matemadanda as they want the war veterans component for legitimacy in their bid to remove the President.