Political Analysts Respond To UK MP’s Call For Chiwenga’s Removal

Analysts who spoke to The Herald dismissed UK legislator Kate Hoey’s suggestion that there should be no change of policy on Zimbabwe from the European Union (EU), United Kingdom and United States unless Vice President Constantino Chiwenga was removed from his Vice Presidency and his control of the military as Defence Minister.

One of the political analysts who spoke to The Herald, Mr Tafadzwa Mugwadi, said any reports that Zimbabwe’s Government is captured by the military are baseless. He said people with a military background should be allowed to serve in Government as is the case in the United States. Said Mugwadi:

Any reports or suggestions to the fact that the Zimbabwe Government is captured by the military are baseless to the extent that they are stupid. For the avoidance of doubt, Zimbabwe is a constitutional state where the role of State institutions and organs inclusive of the army are well defined and codified. Any attempt therefore to smear the Government simply because there are decorated former military officers in Cabinet who were retired publicly is akin to lack of understanding of the art of statecraft. In any case, until Donald Trump became the US president, it has been a cardinal but unwritten practice that distinguished former US Army commanders and others from their dreaded CIA contest for public office on retirement with a high chance of being victorious because they would have proved themselves in terms of their commitment to their country. In light of this, how does it become an issue in Zimbabwe? This is nothing new but a continuation of calls by those with nefarious intentions who have historically and vindictively been calling for so-called security sector reforms agenda.

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3 comments on “Political Analysts Respond To UK MP’s Call For Chiwenga’s Removal

  1. Dzimwe nyika ngadzizive pekugumira because they have no right to choose who should lead our country kana iri mari yavo ngava gare zvavo nayo because we only accept unconditional support from them kwete zvekuti udzira zvekuita as if zimbabwe haina vanhu

  2. US want all countries especially African countries to be its provinces, they don`t have a right to tell us who to elect. US disturbs African politics thus why we have many civil wars in Africa. They always support the opposition, and no matter how good ZANU PF will be sanctions will not be removed unless the opposition rules.

  3. …..Zimbabwe as with other African States is no longer a colony of UK or any other western country. the military or security sector in any State has among its ranks individuals who have high intellectual capacity. It is not the uniform that should be focused upon but what the persons bring as contribution to the situation they are presented with. Lets not get carried away believing that everyone who purports to have our interests at heart means so without condition. In western countries there is the principle and practice of “loyal opposition” which is apparently why there is vigorous debate and disagreement in their parliaments but never betrayal through calls for virtual siege of one’s state. We fervently hope that African political parties especially those without nationalist or liberation credentials should take heed of…..in their quest to assume the reins of office and political power…….

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