Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association secretary general Victor Matemadanda says the association’s chairman Chris Mutsvangwa is being fought because he has his own people who want to invest in the fuel industry and are fighting others who are already in that industry.
In an interview with The Standard, Mutsvangwa said he is fighting a monopoly in the fuel industry because it is benefitting only one person. Mutsvangwa and some of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s allies are reported to be planning to construct a second fuel pipeline from Beira and have lined up a deal with South African fuel giant Mining, Oil and Gas Service (MOGS) to build the pipeline. Matemadanda said the decision to recall Mutsvangwa has to do with the fuel business. Said Matemadanda:
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People who said Mutsvangwa must go are from Mashonaland West and Mashonaland East but he does not want to confront them. Do I sit in the provincial meetings of those provinces? Anyone who proposes anything against Mutsvangwa then that person belongs to Matemadanda? That is nonsense. When I was elected, as part of my mandate people did not say I should go and defend an individual. If an individual started his wars, he should finish them instead of dragging everyone. Who doesn’t know that this whole matter has to do with the fuel business and nothing else?