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War Veterans Bluffing Over Mugabe Snub Threats

By Malvern Mkudu

War veterans’ recent threats to dump the ruling party are an attempt to arm-twist President Mugabe into submitting to their political demands and are unlikely to be carried out by the former liberation fighters.

The costs of a Zanu PF ouster from power may be too awful to contemplate not only for Mugabe but for the war veterans themselves. A lot is at stake and when the time comes they will eventually find each other.

The war veterans held their meeting last week after police had initially sought to ban the meeting. It was a low key event compared to the meeting that President Mugabe attended last year in terms of attendance but it was well attended nevertheless.

The meeting questioned President Mugabe’s leadership pedigree and the veterans made it clear that Mugabe is now too old to lead

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