War Vet Joseph Chinotimba was so furious about Cde Chinx liberation war hero status that he stormed the Politburo meeting demanding to see President Mugabe.
Chinos spent the better part of the day camped at the Zanu PF headquarters demanding audience with Mugabe and First Lady Grace Mugabe to influence the politburo to upgrade Cde Chinx’s hero status.
“I came here. I wanted to see the First Lady, they denied me access, I wanted to see the President, and they also denied me access,” he said.
“Now, I am going to call the politburo members one by one and influence them to demand that the politburo meeting will only go ahead after Cde Chinx has been accorded national hero status.”
Sources said Chinotimba initially confronted Chombo and quizzed him on why Cde Chinx had been given a lower status when other Zanu PF officials like the late national commissar, Elliot Manyika, were declared national heroes when they were not involved in the liberation strugglNewsDay saw Chinotimba storming out of the boardroom adjacent to the politburo meeting room with fellow Zanu PF members in hot pursuit, trying to cool him down.
Cde Chinx family has also demanded national hero status. Zanu PF
national director of administration, Dickson Dzora, confirmed the development
yesterday, saying the Chingaira family had since appealed to the Zanu PF
politburo to review its decision.
“It is truethat the family has rejected the provincial hero status. They have appealed to
the politburo and the matter is now going to be discussed in today’s
(yesterday’s) meeting,” he said.