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Zimbabwe's Commander Defence Forces General Constantino Chiwenga attends the extraordinary conference of the Zanu-PF, Zimbabwe's ruling party, in Harare December 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA

Protests against VP Chiwenga underway in S.A

The Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF) led by Julius Malema today has joined hands with Tajamuka Sejikile and other Zimbabweans in South Africa in protesting against the treatment of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga  in South Africa.

Chiwenga was on Saturday morning reportedly airlifted again to South Africa for medical attention after suffering from an undisclosed ailment. Promise Mukwananzi who is a member of Tajamuka said that the protests are underway in Cape Town and there will be another one in Messina on the 6th of February.

“The demonstration is against the fact that Chiwenga who refused to listen to the grievances of our medical practitioners and expelled our nurses for expressing their concerns can himself have the luxury to be treated at a foreign hospital. We are saying “NO”, you can’t destroy our medical institutions because he can use our taxpayers’ money to entreat himself and other top ZANU PF officials in foreign hospitals and send their children to foreign schools.

“This cannot be. Zimbabweans will no longer tolerate this nonsense from our leaders. Furthermore, Chiwenga in cahoots with his other ZANU PF fellows have ordered the killing of democracy activists. We have to show them that we will hold them accountable for these atrocities. We will pursue justice with everything we have. They will never get away with this, not even over our dead bodies,” said Mukwananzi.

Controversial opposition EFF leader Julius Sello Malema late last year broke ranks and called for the deportation of three top Zimbabwean government officials namely VP Chiwenga, VP Kembo Mohadi and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rt General Sibusiso Busi Moyo who were all in South Africa on High Dependence treatment.

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