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Chief Ndiweni's attack unites Matabeleland

by Mandla Ndlovu
16 May 2019 at 10:25hrs | Views
The attack of firebrand Ntabazinduna Chief Felix Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni by state agents has united the people of Matabeleland to spend with one voice.

In the recent past there has been sharp division in the various groups and individuals who represent Matabeleland region in various spheres.

The Dumiso Dabengwa led ZAPU issued a statement on Wednesday saying, "The events of the past week have brought out one chilling aspect of this State capture. The sustained attacks on the person and office of the Ndiweni Chieftainship have brought to the fore just how vindictive ZANU is if you do not toe their line. It is no secret that ZANU through the Government has captured most chiefs and village heads through their tried and tested method of patronage and handouts.

"ZANU is a criminal organization built on a foundation of lies, conspiracy, treachery and a network of bought puppets masquerading as all sorts of officials. These officials are found on all strata of society from the ZANU Ward Committee Chair, Youth League, Women's League, Army, Police, Media, Judiciary, the Civil Service right up to the Cabinet and I daresay the Presidency."

Mthwakazi National Party President SV Mabhena said, "We call upon the Zimbabwe regime to stop ots march against Chief Ndiweni. We want to put it clear before our oppressors that a people who have lost their fear can never be reinjected with fear and that destiny can be delayed but can never be denied."

Other organizations who condemned the attack include MLF, Matabeleland Collective, MHRM,Dumuso Dabengwa Foundation,MRP among others.

Artistes including Babongile Sikhonjwa and Lwazi Skuza took to social media to express their solidarity to Chief Ndiweni.

Prominent activist Josphat Mzaca Ngulube has called for a Chief Ndiweni solidarity march on Friday.

Source - Byo24News