Zimbabwe: War Vets leader threatens to squash Tsvangirai like a `fly`

source: SW Radio Africa
By Lance Guma
10 August 2010

Notorious war vets leader Jabulani Sibanda has threatened Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, comparing him to a ‘fly’ that could be easily killed by swatting it against a window. Sibanda who has made a political career out of terrorizing and killing MDC supporters was addressing villagers at Mashoko Business Centre in Bikita West over the weekend.

According to a report by Newsday Sibanda is terrorizing villagers in Bikita with the help of a group of war vets and ZANU PF activists. ‘Tsvangirai is just like a fly in a kombi or a bus. The fly can sit on the driver’s seat but that does not make it the one in charge of the bus. He can be eliminated in the political set-up anytime and life will go on,” Sibanda ranted against the Prime Minister.

It is the Shona version of Sibanda’s speech which will be the biggest source of concern. ‘Nhunzi unogona kuipwanyira pahwindo inobva yafa’ meaning ‘you can kill a fly by simply swatting it against a window.’ Two MDC-T MP’s attended the meeting and heard Sibanda make the [continue reading]


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