Chairperson of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWA) Christopher Mutsvanga has bragged that he is a champion of democracy who ousted two tyrants in his life.
Mutsvangwa was referring to the last Rhodesian Prime Minister, Ian Douglas Smith and Zimbabwe’s first Prime and first Executive President, Robert Mugabe (both late).
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He made the remarks on Tuesday during The Big Debate, a platform organised by Alpha Media Holdings. Said Mutsvangwa:
I have been at the forefront of ousting two tyrants in this country and you must at least give us credit. What happened in November 2017 was not a coup, but it was a restoration of order.
There were people who had attempted to stage a coup trying to wipe out the military establishment, but they were removed through a counter-coup. You do not remove the establishment with a pistol when they have guns.
Mutsvangwa then castigated MDC president Nelson Chamisa for allegedly staging a coup against MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe when he seized the party following the death of founding party President Morgan Tsvangirai last year.