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CCC Worried Amid Reports That VP Chiwenga Intends To Buy Weapons From Indonesia

CCC Worried Amid Reports That VP Chiwenga Intends To Buy Weapons From Indonesia

The opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) is worried by reports that Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, currently in Indonesia, will hold talks with an arms manufacturing company to buy military hardware for Zimbabwe.

These reports come as Zimbabwe is preparing for elections next year.

Some of the elections held previously were marred by violence with 2018 and 2008 harmonised elections being typical examples.

Chiwenga, a former army general, landed in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on 15 May on government business to attend a water conference set for 18 and 19 May.

On Tuesday, Chiwenga with his entourage visited Indonesian Vice-President Ma’ruf Amin.

The state media news agency Antara later reported that Chiwenga was set to visit PT Pindad in Bandung. Reported the news agency:

Chiwenga will be offered weapons and arms to modernise the Zimbabwean military, as well as other heavy equipment to improve the Zimbabwean mining industry.

Zimbabwe usually buys military hardware from Eastern Europe,  China, Brazil and African countries such as South Africa, Namibia and Egypt.

Before the European arms embargo, it bought arms from Britain and other European countries. 

Gift “Ostallos” Siziba, the CCC deputy spokesperson, told The NewsHawks that, “it is worrying that the regime in Harare would want to buy arms as a priority for a country with so many urgent problems when it is not at war.” He added:

We are not Somalia. We have relative stability, so the country doesn’t need arms as a top priority. The real challenge is the economic crisis due to a political situation flowing from lack of legitimacy for Mnangagwa’s leadership.

He said the alleged bid to acquire weapons reflected how the Mnangagwa administration is desperate to cling on to power after losing elections.

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45 Comments

Muchama 1 month ago

Zvaunoona kuparara kwenyika iwe pako paunofanira kugadzira pakanaka here kana kuti pakatodarika nyika yacho kuparara kupedzera pfungwa muzvinhu zvisina basa kana zvazvinokupa uchigwa nanaMnangagwa wakuyita seyi gadzira paugere apo hauoni kuti paparara kudarika nyika


Chibabababa 1 month ago

Ngorima wataura diko chairo.Tichatonga tigotonga vachingohukura.Zanu pf habviswi nekungotaura


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ngorima mushava 1 month ago

security of the Republic is of Paramount importance , there's nothing wrong with arms purchase if it is TRUE. with US wanting to put a military base in Zambia , Zimbabwe has to ready and on the guard.


Tang. Ku 1 month ago

Chiwenga a mad trying to open a mad bussines he and his zanupf counterparts are dreaming sucking milk from their rot mothers .no more war from these ancient people never, famba Chamisa famba , CCC handei let's encourage the young ones to register to vote don't give up ma ccc


tapiwa worris 1 month ago

wangu kana usina mapoints ekusuppoter this development then dont comment

Maparamuro 1 month ago

Why worry about the purchase when you are going to adopt those arms when you win the elections then form the next gvt which will continue to oppress Zimbabweans


THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

Yah bazooker kumunhu,Weapons of War must be used to bomboclats.. seen!


murimbo 1 month ago

yesayaaaa pfuti takaendaaa
unobiwa iwe

murimbo 1 month ago

yesayaaaa pfuti takaendaaa

🤨🤨 1 month ago

Zvehondo azviitike muno ngavasarote having ana guvheya uya mumwe wavo akaitwa sei ne nato paya


napoleon 1 month ago

ED BEWARE of chiwenga kkk ngavabve zvavo madhara aya


GVT 1 month ago

It seems our Ministers are running the whole show and at the end fail to deliver.

How can a Minister of Health go out to get weapons for the army? Where is the Minister of Defense?


tiri 1 month ago

mufes uyu anongofunga hondo chete


Da Truth 1 month ago

@Machiavelli I see my brother you can explain or try to knock sense into a dodo bird but nothing ever changes .They believe in military hardware supremacy ok flip the other side of the coin my bro as a non combat fellow my bro you can talk we wait to start where they have finished.We will put the fullstop this time it is us kkkkkkkkkkkkk

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Of course @tiri for a man whose only tool is a hammer every problem begins to look like a nail to be hammered.

Likewise, to Jenarari whose only tool is a gun, every problem's solution is to shoot at it.

JC 1 month ago

I think the VP is overburdened..he should spe****e in defense as per his experience and by now his excellence should have found a more experienced individual to hold the medical ministry.. I'm not sure who but I believe there's someone in the gvt who was once a worker in the health ministry. This would help regain confidence from the general population...


education with production 1 month ago

why cant they teach the leaners on how to make war weapons and to use them so they can destroy their enemies.
ED PFEEEEEEEEEEEEEE 5 MILLION VOTES +MORE (2023)

Da Truth 1 month ago

Pane ane bhiroo here paari nyora date ranhasi 2023 CCC ichahwina Zanupf yorambira .Ndopobcanyanguka zvinhu ipapo mutererese apa ;(Zimbabwe will never be the same apa pple will fight back this time muterese ipapa ndochokwadi ichocho ma elections Aya ane ma solutions kudhara)Nyorai pasi nhasi ndapedza hangu.

citizen 1 month ago

ko ukukwatei nhai masiziba


1 month ago


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

This Old People's Home government has lost the plot. At the moment Healthcare is in the intensive care unit [ ICU ], economy is in quandary añd citizens are wallowing in abject poverty. Vice President must have gone to buy medicines instead of arms of war.

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].


nelson 1 month ago

zvekupenga izvo hazvinetsi ngavatange vakunda hondo ye economy totangira ipapo kutaura


stallion 1 month ago

zvimwe zvinoda kufunga kungova munhu akakwana its open kuti nyika yaparara


😎😎 1 month ago

Yaa zvaendwa

Murozvi. 1 month ago

Ed beware. Chiwenga is buy weapons to stage another coupe. Don't say you were not warned


hoo 1 month ago

Chiwenga visited Indonesia as a VP not minister of health! ostallos is being a **** in his comments here! look what happened to Ukraine and Russia! it is a duty for the army to be ready and be prepared to defend the sovereignty of the country so they should always be upto date! ngaatange ataura kune 160k yebulletproof car yachamisa then totangira ipapo! before maelections corruption yavakutoonekwa kuCCC! it's sad how desperate they are for power! once they get into power you will see how they will loot!


stallion 1 month ago

iwe kwana mheni bulletproof ndokuregwa nezanu ichipinda munyika muno ichinzi ndeyaChamisa ivo vachikwanisa kurambidza rally zvayo kuzoti be matured

Tim Tom 1 month ago

Kana ukarota nyika ino isingatongwe neZanuPf Muka ubike doro udire rizare .Regai ndikuyambirei. Vaoona onesai ndichitaura ... musangano uyu unoera... uchatonga ugotonga uchingotonga.. vanovukura vachingovukura vachingovukura


Da Truth 1 month ago

@ tin Tom varikuwukura but forewarned is forarmed.Tiri kuukura CCC asi 1+1=2 ✓uzive maths wangu .kkkkkkkk .This time maths tavakuziva kuti ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,☝️

Hameno 1 month ago

Nhamo ndoinokutuma hukura isu tiri kudya dzezanu takanyarara

Purse 1 month ago

😃😃😃😃😃viorance


Purse 1 month ago

God is in control


Da Truth 1 month ago

Let them buy the whole North Korea armoury full of assortment of armour .We will see tichavhunzana ku Twitter kuti Vaya veku hodha zvombo chakazodiii varume murimuno muzim here Apo pakaipa Apo padi6ana nekumas**** ukooo ndopika na Tsvangirai ini nyorai pasi ma Zanupf zuva iri muchazoti DA TRUTH akambotaura pa Pindula.

Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Nyangwe makatenga zvombo, Chamisa akasahwinha tikutongoprotesta😠


TINABOI 1 month ago

HAMUNYEPE MUNHU WAMWARI hameni ipapo

Da Truth 1 month ago

@Mach don't worry the answer is there 1+1=2✓

Machiavelli 1 month ago

@Anonymous, verenga Excelgate by Jonathan Moyo uone kuti ZANU inobira sei

stallion 1 month ago

ndiudzewo figure rakahwinha napresident pamalast election kana kuti kubikwa kwezvinhu neconcourt mukomana ayinge atora chitanda asi vakadzwanya

Anonymous 1 month ago

Kkkk protesting for what? kana candidate yako yadyiwa it means hamuna kumuvhotera makawandazve

Kuzaeni 1 month ago

Takazvimirira zvombo zvacho ngazviuye tiitewo anamujibha


Da Truth 1 month ago

@Poshi yakapinda Somalia Mogadishu,Angola, Mozambique and finally Zaire now DRC hatikwati vachauya vana Justin ndiwe u thinkost us are happy didn't u see us demonstrating this yr tichisungwa richiripo RAR and disgruntled warvets and the likes of (##########)U are a fool waiting for D day it will come on your face koanoridza zvombo ndiwe here hakuna mdara arikumanya nema Range Rover anobata pfuti tisu kkkkkkkkkk sisonke mdala sizabonana phambili .Kokhusele amalanga few khulungile uselele tuvhi.

Poshi 1 month ago

anamujibha muchaita anaJustin Bieber

Tozivepiko 1 month ago

As Minister of Health I would expect this minister to source for medicines and cancer machines but Comrade Delibitatingi forgets this and dreams that he is the Minister of Defence. Shame on you but dzimwe nguva haisi mhosva Yako kusadzidza ndo problem.


Da Truth 1 month ago

@Tozivepi isutati this time 1+1=2.✓ saka usachema wangu they can roll ,jump,spinn , nudge but the answer is 2.

Jenarari 1 month ago

Shut up you stu.pid rebhara


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