President Robert Mugabe has warned that Zimbabwe‘s war of independence veterans are ready to fight to stop the MDC gaining power, state media report.
Mugabe was quoted by the Herald newspaper as saying the veterans had asked approval to take up arms but he had dissuaded them. They said Zimbabwe was won “by the barrel of the gun” and should not be surrendered by a vote, he said.
Tensions have been high ahead of a presidential run-off poll on 27 June. Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai gained more votes than Mugabe but not the 50% needed for outright victory.
The veterans of what? His secret services? The ones who torture and kill the Zimbabwean people day after day? The veteran traitors of the humanity?