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ZIPRA War Veterans To Engage Police Over Yellow "Ban"

ZIPRA War Veterans To Engage Police Over Yellow

ZIPRA war veterans are seeking an indaba with police chiefs in Bulawayo to help prevent possible future confrontations over their yellow regalia.

This comes after the veterans were stopped by police officers from marching during a memorial event of the late former Vice-President Joshua Nkomo earlier this month because they were wearing yellow t-shirts.

Yellow colour has become controversial in Zimbabwe since the formation of the opposition CCC led by Nelson Chamisa, which adopted it as its main colour.

Speaking to Southern Eye on Thursday, ZIPRA veterans’ spokesperson Buster Magwizi said he had been tasked by his association members to engage police over the issue. He said:

They told us that the commemorations were politically-motivated due to our yellow T-shirts. This was an embarrassment to us.

We are not politicians, but simply war veterans of this country; yellow is just a colour that is there on our Zimbabwean flag.

So I have been asked by his members to engage the police, particularly the Dispol.

Police should not be used as political stooges of ZANU PF. I wonder if the police would do the same for those in ZANU PF putting on the yellow colour, and if they do not, then we can say that our police are left-handed instead of right-handed.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abedinico Ncube referred Southern Eye to national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who professed ignorance over the incident.

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CCC2023 1 month ago

zipra the un biased cadres we salute you yellow is color for everyone not to be politised,Zimbabwe has no police force the one is dogs of ED and ZANU of.,


ZIPRA WAR VETERANS are right. Police must explain why the colour YELLOW is banned by Police.

If ZIPRA WAR VETERANS get an unsatisfactory answer from the police, they should approach the High Court and sue the Police.




Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI

nurse aide 1 month ago



MASVINGO -The Minister of State for Masvingo, Ezra Chadzamira shocked people gathered at a soil and water conservation launch day when he told civil servants that they should work with Zanu PF because it is the party that is paying them so that they can eat and go to the toilet.

Chadzamira was speaking at Bengo homestead in Masvingo rural Ward 11 on Friday last week at a function organised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Fisheries’ department of mechanisation.

He left his audience shell-shocked.

He warned civil servants who are not allegiant to the ruling party that they would soon be fired. He was particularly irked by Agritex officers who he accused of not cooperating with the ruling party.

“Civil servants must know that they are working for a ZANU PF Government and it is the one that makes them able to visit the toilet,” said Chadzamira.

The gathering had civil servants from different Government Departments including the Police.

He promised civil servants that this time they will also be included on social welfare programmes as Government is aware that they are also hungry.

“No one should be left out in the Government food programmes even civil servants because they are also hungry” said

i 1 month ago

kkkkk ok ok tapanzwa

ibhubesi 1 month ago

so evry yellow item belong to CCC u wonder even Inter Africa iz yellow Zimbabwean flag there iz yellow wat the **** iz wrong wt thiz pple

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