Zimbabwe Yadzoka/Mayibuye Zimbabwe has urged Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, General Constantine Chiwenga to respect democracy and stop interfering in national politics.
In a statement released on Friday, Zimbabwe Yadzoka said it was appalled by the recent attack on war veterans by Chiwenga who took a dig at the ex combatants over their criticism of the first lady, Grace Mugabe.
“As Zimbabwe Yadzoka/Mayibuye iZimbabwe, we would like to categorically state that Mugabe and his wife, Grace are largely responsible for the economic decay in Zimbabwe today and thus we share the same sentiments with concerned war veterans that indeed IT IS TIME FOR MUGABE TO GO,” said Zimbabwe Yadzoka in a statement.
The pressure group called on Chiwenga to respect citizens’ constitutional right to choose leaders of their choice.
“Recently, Chiwenga springed to President Mugabe’s defence and reprimanded war veterans for pointing out Mugabe’s failures yet the constitution is quite clear that Chiwenga as a member of the security services must not meddle in partisan politics.
“Chiwenga spoke like a Zanu (PF) political Commissar against the dictates of our constitution. The fight between Mugabe and disgruntled war veterans is a realization by the former that they erred all the years by fighting for Zanu (PF) interests rather than national interests,” added Zimbabwe Yadzoka.
According to Zimbabwe Yadzoka, the constitution of the country outlines that members of the security services must not meddle in political affairs.
The pressure group vowed to keep fighting for a democratic Zimbabwe urging citizens to unite against Zanu (PF) in the 2018 elections.