Harare – Zimbabwe’s war veterans have called for the expulsion of Cde Saviour Kasukuwere and Minister of High Education, Professor Jonathan Moyo, from the ruling Zanu-PF as factional wars within the party intensify.
According to a report by local newspaper The Herald, National Commissar Kasukuwere vowed to thwart a plan by war veterans to bar Professor Moyo from attending a politburo meeting on Wednesday.
In a statement released by the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA), both Kasukuwere and Moyo are fanning factionalism within the ruling party and both should be expelled as a result.
Cde Victor Matemadanda, ZNLWVA Secretary-General, has stated that the war veterans will not be intimidated by thugs following orders from Cde Kasukuwere, saying that the organization plans to petition President Robert Mugabe to rein the two members for attempting to divide Zanu-PF.
Professor Moyo has attracted a barrage of threats from war veterans in recent times, following his response to an attack by Presidential Spokesman George Charamba last month.
According to a Zim Eye report, Moyo hit back at Charamba after the spokesman claimed that he had been speaking on the part of President Mugabe.
War vets weighed in on Charamba’s side, lambasting Moyo for questioning the Presidency and vowing to bar him from the next politburo meeting.
Moyo has since stated that he is not scared on the retired fighters, saying that he can only be stopped by the President of the country.