Former ZANU PF Stalwart Says Chiwenga Must Be Charged With Treason

Kudzanai Chipanga, former Zanu PF youth leader says Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga must be charged with treason for threatening to use the army in 2017 to stop then president Robert Mugabe from firing him as the army commander.

Chipanga who is seeking a review of the ruling by Harare magistrate Edwin Marecha which dismissed a demand for further particulars said:

For instance, the indictment alleged that I (Chipanga) gave a statement at a Press conference referring to an earlier statement by Commander, Defence Forces, Constantino Guvheya Chiwenga. The statement by Chiwenga becomes self-evidently important to us. If for instance, the statement by Chiwenga was seditious, which it was, what Chiwenga then said was criminal.

That aspect would then absolve me of any wrong doing. This is because contrary to what the State alleges. It is in fact Chiwenga who is the complainant in this case. He cannot benefit from his own wrong-doing. The same argument goes to the rest of the requested particulars. Once provided, they absolve us.

Chiwenga was the commander of the defence forces when he issued a written statement criticising Mugabe.

We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in. The current purging of which is clearly targeting members of the party with a liberation background must stop forthwith.

Chipanga’s criminal charges emanate from the press conference he held in response to the Chiwenga’s threats, daring the army and vowed that the youths would die for Mugabe.

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