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Major General Chanakira's Death Divides Mnangagwa, Chiwenga - Report

Major General Chanakira's Death Divides Mnangagwa, Chiwenga - Report

The death of Retired Major General Godfrey Chanakira has reportedly increased tensions between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy Constantino Chiwenga.

President Mnangagwa initially denied Chanakira national hero status by simply offering a State-assisted funeral but later made a U-turn and accorded him the highest honour for heroes.

NewsDay was told that Mnangagwa was offended by Chiwenga’s announcement that Chanakira was a national hero before internal processes had been followed. Chiwenga said when he visited Chanakira’s family:

His works, in service of his country, are there for all of us to see. He is a national hero. But we have internal processes in the party that we have to follow and a meeting will soon be held, that could be tomorrow or a day after, to see which honour is most consistent with his work.

Hours later, deputy presidential spokesperson Regis Chikowore announced that Mnangagwa had directed that the late army general be accorded a State-assisted funeral.

It is reported that Mnangagwa only accorded the national hero status following murmurs of disapproval amongst political elites and the military command.

Chief Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Misheck Sibanda confirmed that the national hero status decision was reached after further consultations.

Political analyst Pardon Taodzera said Mnangagwa wanted to show Chiwenga who is the real boss by denying Chanakira hero status. He added:

The mere fact that Chiwenga has maintained close relations with his former colleagues in the army is making the President uneasy.

Differences between Mnangagwa and Chiwenga emerged in 2017 over several issues such as key appointments, including Cabinet posts and Mnangagwa’s tenure.

Many generals considered Chiwenga’s allies were retired by Mnangagwa while some were redeployed outside the country.

Mnangagwa last week admitted that there was factionalism in the ruling party. 

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33 Comments

m 1 month ago

hoo


Tateguru 1 month ago

In the movie whatever the main character goes through spices the storyline, but the end is the core of the movie.
The president's earlier announcement and his later announcement were part of the storyline.
The end is "National Hero", period.


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Padzinotungana dzemudanga😂


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Kkkk 1 month ago

Hakuna division uku since when. A bomb that can't explode kkkkkk asi ndere bepa


Aiwa ka 1 month ago

"it's just a debate", i don't think praises are debates. Who're you debating with? The truth is already known. Saka paunoita first to comment unenge uchiDebater nani? You say you want to amplify the voice of Zanu PF? Isn't the Zanu voice already amplified everywhere? You do rallies everyday, your leader runs around drilling boreholes under the guise of Zanu, you give Highfield and Glen Norah residents Zanu PF branded dumpsters, you give Epworth Zanu PF branded Zupco buses, you preach Zanu PF propaganda on ZimPapers, you praise and monopolize the state media with mediums such as ZBC; which because most of us are poor we can only see. What part of amplifying the "voice" are you saying? I believe your leader once said the voice of the people is the voice of GOD, so...when people demonstrate why are they beat up, tortured, and teargassed? Isn't that the "voice of God"? We take things personal, because they affect our daily, personal, economical and social lives! Shut up! You're a hypocrite, you. CCC people are quick to anger because they constantly persecuted for choosing the party of choice they want. You Zanu PF fools couldn't understand because you're the leaders.

We get a free platform that we can express our CCC views and then boom you Zanu PF **** comes like a cancer just to disrupt everywhere. Hamuguti here? nxi! Mukwane you hypocrites, basa rekudya mari. 696 my foot.


Biggie Smalls 1 month ago

kkkkk hanzi, 'a learned generation, who cannot use their skills.' And hence the outcry dah lyk one said, 'it's the economy ****'.this regime has rendered education useless

manje so 1 month ago

@Asalif tanga tichifambidzana bho apa ukazoti kwaanaMzarabani waakufarisa manje. pedzeranai muri 2. pfungwa dzako dzinokonzera factionalism.

Blue 💙 1 month ago

It is amongst the educated that the Zanu voice is in dire need. Amongst people with skills, a learned generation, whom cannot use their skills. Just go on play store or your Apple store and search for Zim made apps. It's pathetic, yet we have tonnes of computer science graduates walking around with twiddling their ****s. Is that Zanu's fault?

Asalif 1 month ago

mupengo haana kukwana he thinks at this age we listen to his Zanu pf propaganda he doesn't even realize he will be telling his **** to educated and mature people his voice is needed kunanaMuzarabani uko where they already colonized people's brains leaving them marginalized

Dhuterere 1 month ago

A female police officer was arrested last after stealing body lotion and hair products from an OK Zimbabwe supermarket in Masvingo. A police memo seen by Pindula News says the total value of stolen goods is ZWL $10 555-00 and all were recovered. Reads the memo:
MEMO :970/2022DATED :29 MAY 2022
SUBJECT :
THEFT INVOLVING MEMBER OF THE POLICE SERVICE [ZRP MASVINGO CENTRAL]
INFORMANT
NAME
:TOZVIREVA SANNIWELLNR:77-067594-Y-83SEX:MALEAGE:36RES ADD:503 VAROZVI STREET, MUCHEKE A, MASVINGO.BUS ADD:OK SUPERMARKET, MASVINGO.
ACCUSED
NAME :
MOYO PRECIOUSF/N :993465 JRANK :CONSTABLENR :03-157919-K-03SEX :FEMALEAGE :28 YEARSRES ADD :2243 HILLSIDE, MAJANGE, MASVINGO.BUS ADD :ZRP CHIKATO, MASVINGO.DATE :26 MAY 2022TIME :1300 HOURS
CIRCUMSTANCES
On 26 May 2022 and at around 1300 hours, the accused person entered Ok Supermarket, Masvingo, took 60 mls of Nivea cream, 100 mls of dark and lovely, a pencil sharpener and hides them in her handbag. The accused person left the supermarket at around 1330 hours without paying for goods. The informant who is a CCTV operator noticed that the accused had stolen the goods after she had already left.
2. On the same day at around 1730 hours, the accused person entered Ok Supermarket again and took 31 grams gamucho gums. 02 x queen cakes, 01 x long doughnut. 05 x 50 grams farm style tomato paste, 01 x body spritzer, 07 x tinned fish and hides them in her handbag.
3. The informant was monitoring the accused person’s movements from the time she entered the supermarket. The accused passed all till points without paying for the goods and was stopped by a security guard at the exit point. She was searched and found in possession of goods which were in her handbag without proof of payment and she was arrested.
4. Total value of stolen goods is ZWL $10 555-00 and all was recovered.
5. A report was made at ZRP Masvingo Central and scene was attended. Accused was arrested and detained.
6. ZRP Masvingo Central RRB number 5050823 refers.
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Blue 💙 1 month ago

A criminal is a criminal. Nothing can justify that.

Blue 💙 1 month ago

I told you once @Aiwaka and Asalif. I seek no attention but the amplification of the Zanu voice. Zanu is everywhere. That's why we win. As for Twitter, I could give you my handle but I prefer the anonymity of Pindula. You want me to leave Pindula because I'm Zanu? Is that freedom of speech CCC stands for? Don't take things personal, it's just politics. Just a debate. I told you before, CCC people Are quick to anger. Violent tendencies


Logical Nonsense 1 month ago

The free Pindula platform is for All body to air their views. What brings us here is poverty, kushaya mari ye data bundle.
Support the party of your choice.

Blue 💙 1 month ago

@Aiwa ka. Should l leave Pindula because I'm Zanu? Is this a CCC safe place?😂 If it is,well, too bad, I'm going nowhere. Should Zanu stop campaigning just because CCC is poor and cannot campaign as frequently? I don't insult people, l just spread my party's voice, just like how you do yours. Asking me to shut up would be a non sequitur.

Aiwa ka 1 month ago

"it's just a debate", i don't think praises are debates. Who're you debating with? The truth is already known. Saka paunoita first to comment unenge uchiDebater nani? You say you want to amplify the voice of Zanu PF? Isn't the Zanu voice already amplified everywhere? You do rallies everyday, your leader runs around drilling boreholes under the guise of Zanu, you give Highfield and Glen Norah residents Zanu PF branded dumpsters, you give Epworth Zanu PF branded Zupco buses, you preach Zanu PF propaganda on ZimPapers, you praise and monopolize the state media with mediums such as ZBC; which because most of us are poor we can only see. What part of amplifying the "voice" are you saying? I believe your leader once said the voice of the people is the voice of GOD, so...when people demonstrate why are they beat up, tortured, and teargassed? Isn't that the "voice of God"? We take things personal, because they affect our daily, personal, economical and social lives! Shut up! You're a hypocrite, you. CCC people are quick to anger because they constantly persecuted for choosing the party of choice they want. You Zanu PF fools couldn't understand because you're the leaders.

We get a free platform that we can express our CCC views and then boom you Zanu PF **** comes like a cancer just to disrupt everywhere. Hamuguti here? nxi

Dhuterere 1 month ago

@Blue munoti kudii nazvo??

Political Scientist 1 month ago

Organizations by their very nature have individuals with different ideas aspirations etc. Those with similar thinking drift into their own corners. ALL political parties will necessarily have factions.


Kanda 1 month ago

factionalism means division there is no unity which means we're not going anywhere iwe ukati haivhiiwi mkadzi wako oti inovhiiwa pane chinobuda, usataura nhema iwe , people should have one thing in common for everything to be successful

Asalif 1 month ago

@aiwa ka that is a point my man we expect Zanu pf supporters to afford everything the likes of @ Blue should go to Tweeter were dialogue is much needed with real politicians not seeking attention on poor people's platform who socialize to discuss about problems they are facing because of this failed regime


Blue 💙 1 month ago

Dialogue is very much needed amongst the poor and the middle class. You're part of society just like everybody else

dispenser 1 month ago

CCC solution .zvanaEd is nothing hapana chinobuda kurwira munhu afa vapenyu vachitambura ne nzara


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

For the first time His Excellency President ED MNANGAGWA has admitted that there is factionalism in his party. Vice President Chiwenga has been denying that there is factionalism in ZANU PF.

NYIKA INOURAIWA NE MBAVHA DZAYO.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA [NHC].

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].


Political Scientist 1 month ago

Its very normal for politicians to disagree on some issues. It doesn't necessarily mean they are divided.


Blue 💙 1 month ago

Thank you

Blue 💙 1 month ago

Conspiracy theories. When did conspiracy theories become news?


Aiwa ka 1 month ago

just get off the platform with your monochromatic viewpoints. You're annoying blue. I sometime wonder if you're a bot or not. Within minutes of any post being uploaded, you're already there commenting Zanu PF oriented comments. And now you're here discrediting Pindula. Just get off the platform, as easy as that. Apa you comment numerous comments but only get a marginable few commented upon; signs of desperation and attention seeking behaviour. It's so pathetic sometimes. You want to gain stardom on a free platform. Go on Twitter anf support your dictatorship views, and see how you will get thrashed. Considering you support Zanu, i presume you're rich enough to afford data, right? Go on Twitter.

Mafirakureva 1 month ago

Have u ever witnessed the behaviour of thieves. They cooperate when planning to pickpocket. Mari kana yatorwa unonzwa rimwe shumani rakuti manga mune toti shagi. The victim abirwa anenge achichema kuti ndabirwa thaza. Then matsotsi Aya otanga kubayana nemapanga hanzi buritsa gauro. Exactly Zanu. Hapana zvinorwirwa apa it's the loot. These guyz are thieves.


Mafirakureva 1 month ago

Have u ever witnessed the behaviour of thieves. They cooperate when planning to pickpocket. Mari kana yatorwa unonzwa rimwe shumani rakuti manga mune toti shagi. The victim abirwa anenge achichema kuti ndabirwa thaza. Then matsotsi Aya otanga kubayana nemapanga hanzi buritsa gauro. Exactly Zanu. Hapana zvinorwirwa apa it's the loot. These guyz are thieves.


Rasta T pa Buhera 1 month ago

Factionalism ye zanu has nothing to do with us, isu hatineyi nemi


ABSA 1 month ago

Fanctions in Zanupf wil always be there.There's no best friend in zanupf mbavha hadziwirirane


The analyst 1 month ago

We like it so much when yu fight in yo house.



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