Mahiya Nullifies Mashonaland West War Vets’ Decision To Recall Mutsvangwa

National spokesperson for the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWA) Douglas Mahiya has nullified a resolution made by war veterans in Mashonaland West Province yesterday to recall  Christopher Mutsvangwa from his position. Mutsvangwa is currently the national chairman of ZNLWA. A meeting by war veterans in Chinhoyi yesterday recalled Mutsvangwa for accusing him of being unfaithful, disrespectful and self-centred. Speaking to the Herald last night, he said Mutsvangwa could only be recalled by a meeting of the national executive. He said

If it is their desire to recall the national chairman Cde Chris Mutsvangwa, their decision can only be respected if all the other provinces agree. It would have been wiser if they had consulted other provinces. Their desire can only be ratified by a full national executive meeting which the national chairman (Cde Mutsvangwa), who is the only one mandated by our constitution to call for meetings, calls for such.

It is the prerogative of the national chairman to call for national executive meetings other than those that are already scheduled. As it is now, the Mashonaland West resolution remains wishful thinking. Bear in mind, Cde Mutsvangwa has a High Court order declaring him the chairman of the ZNLWVA until our national congress in 2022 or 2023.

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