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Rebel war veterans' leaders' trial date set

by Staff reporter
18 Oct 2016 at 07:31hrs | Views

The trial of five war veterans' leaders, accused of undermining President Robert Mugabe's authority after they allegedly authored a communiqué calling on the Zanu-PF leader to step down, is set to run between November 22 and 30 this year.

The trial date was announced yesterday, when the suspects appeared before Harare magistrate, Bianca Makwande for routine remand.

The suspects, who are all executive members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans' Association, were implicated as the brains behind the damning communiqué released on July 21, which eventually led to their expulsion from Zanu-PF.

They are war veterans' secretary-general, Victor Matemadanda, spokesperson, Douglas Mahiya, vice-chairman, Headman Moyo, political commissar, Francis Nhando, and Harare executive member, Hoyini Samuel Bhila.

Source - newsday