Zimbabwe says probing 'treasonous' rebuke of Mugabe by veterans

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe attends a meeting with the National Liberation War Veterans Association in Harare on April 7, 2016In a rare public rebuke of the long-time president, the war veterans issued a statement on Thursday decrying Mugabe’s “dictatorial tendencies” and for presiding over a declining economy. The veterans of the country’s 1970s liberation war and staunch allies of Mugabe vowed they would not support him if he sought re-election in 2018. “The government dismisses that traitorous so-called communique which is treasonous in the constitutional democracy that Zimbabwe is with utter disdain and all the contempt it deserves,” secretary of the War Veterans ministry Walter Tapfumaneyi said in a statement.

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