We have received reports that police in Harare have arrested Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) secretary-general, Victor Matemadanda, for yet unknown reasons, but likely to be associated with a series of “anti-government statements” he has made in the past few weeks.
In the mornig we reported that ZNLWVA spokesperson, Douglas Mahiya, confirmed the development yesterday.
“It is true, police from the Law and Order section called him and indicated they wanted to ‘talk to him’. They want to arrest him, but we are not sure of the charge yet,” he said.
BREAKING! War Veterans leader Victor Matemadanda arrested for Grace Mugabe kids T-shirt.
— MBM (@bmusonza) August 14, 2017
His lawyers have since negotiated for him to surrender himself on Wednesday (tomorrow). It is clear they would have wanted to keep him in custody throughout the holiday.”
Last week, Matemadanda told journalists that they would be mobilising against a faction of the ruling party known as G40 that they claim is holding Mugabe “hostage”.
Matemadanda appeared at the Press conference in a T-shirt emblazoned with the message “control your children first” in reference to reports of Mugabe’s two sons, Chatunga and Robert Jnr’s alleged wayward behaviour.