The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) has warned 31 July protest organisers that their plot to overthrow the government will not succeed.
ZNLWVA chairperson Christopher Mutsvangwa accused the protest organisers of a devious plot of wanting to subvert the will of the people expressed in the 2018 elections.
Mutsvangwa said an unconstitutional change of government will not happen and those who planning to do so will be met with force. He said:
… There are people who think that they can change governments extra-constitutionally before elections — the likes of Ngarivhume, (political activist) Hopewell Chin’ono and many people behind MDC of Chamisa.
Chamisa you lost an election, your party lost an election, elections are coming in 2023. Bide your time if you can organise, which you are not capable of.
… we are warning anybody who is trying to go against the Constitution that you will pay the price because the defence and security establishment will be there to address such kind of miscreant behaviour.
Jacob Ngarivhume, leader of a small opposition political party, Transform Zimbabwe, has been at the forefront in organising anti-corruption demonstrations set for July 31.
He was arrested on Monday on allegations of inciting public violence through social media posts.