ZANU PF and Mutoko North legislator, Rambidzai Nyabote was recently booed by a group of war veterans who accused him of siding with Zanu PF Mashonaland East political commissar Herbert Shumbamhini.
The incident is reported to have happened at a meeting held at Mutoko Centre that was presided over by Zanu PF provincial chairperson Joel Biggie Matiza.
An official who attended the meeting reports that provincial deputy political commissar Joseph Kandemiri broke into song to calm the tension. The official said:
Nyabote stood up to pass his contributions. However, things went wrong because his speech was in support of Shumbamhini. The war veterans would have none of it and booed him. He had to sit down. The tension was dissolved by war collaborator and deputy political commissar Kandemiri, who began singing to boost morale. It was an embarrassing moment.
The war veterans are believed to be pushing for the ouster of Shumbamhinhi whom they accuse of terrorising the liberation fighters. Recently, the war veterans seized and locked up the Zanu PF office in Mutoko as they protested against Shumbamhini. They, however, reopened it later that day after intervention by party superiors.