Douglas Mahiya

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Douglas Mahiya said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "We recognise Robert Mugabe as an icon of the nation, the father of the nation," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 7, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We will also discuss the welfare of war veterans, years after independence," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya complained : “War veterans are surviving on US0.48c a day and nothing has been done yet everyone and everybody who could be driving a Mercedes Benz, living in a nice house and things like that; it came from the war veterans,” External link

zimeye Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We are happy to welcome our chairperson who is with us today, he has not been feeling well for some time but we are happy he has recovered and is here with us today,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya complained : "War veterans are surviving on US0.48c a day and nothing has been done yet everyone and everybody who could be driving a Mercedes Benz, living in a nice house and things like that; it came from the war veterans," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 31, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We are happy to welcome our chairperson who is with us today, he has not been feeling well for some time but we are happy he has recovered and is here with us today," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:59:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We are happy to welcome our chairperson who is with us today, he has not been feeling well for some time but we are happy he has recovered and is here with us today,” External link

zimeye Friday, August 30, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We are happy to welcome our chairperson who is with us today, he has not been feeling well for some time but we are happy he has recovered and is here with us today," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 30, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “The President is re-engaging and his mantra ‘Zimbabwe is open for business’, is getting full support from the war veterans because it is the way to go,” “Let’s unite as Zimbabweans to ensure that we go behind our President and be able to fight against imperialism and capitalism by growing our own economy and be able to deliver economic benefits to our people. The President is on record as gearing everything to ensure that Zimbabwe becomes an upper-middle income economy by 2030” External link

zimeye Friday, August 30, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We know why the EU is doing that, we know why the EU is supporting the opposition. It is because it is the same war that they were fighting against us and we are prepared to take it up because it's a struggle," "We never wanted war, we never want war, but when war comes, you have no option, but to accept it. We want the EU to know that" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "War veterans sat down today to be able to tell the nation, to tell the world that we are there and unmoved. In fact, the question of power, what we went out there to do was nothing else but to get power and the question of power surely will not be negotiated," "It will never be negotiated. It will never be gotten in any other terms other than struggling, and so we struggled and got that power. It is misdirection to think that the power we got, (that which) other people struggled to get, the African person who get power from the white man … Where it concerns power, we will never stop fighting. In other words, we will defend the political power that we got" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "They are a clique of misdirected, politically immature people who still give the white man support to suppress the black Zimbabweans," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “The day is very important, this is a day Zimbabweans should demonstrate how progressive they are because here is a whole region supporting Zimbabwe,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:25:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “They are a clique of misdirected, politically immature people who still give the white man support to suppress the black Zimbabweans,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:25:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “The day is very important, this is a day Zimbabweans should demonstrate how progressive they are because here is a whole region supporting Zimbabwe,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “They are a clique of misdirected, politically immature people who still give the white man support to suppress the black Zimbabweans,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told : “If you are in government or holding a senior party position, you should resign when your name is fingered in corrupt activities,” External link

zimeye Friday, August 9, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya added : “We should speak against corruption. Some people will use legal technicalities to escape being jailed despite it being a fact that they stole money” External link

zimeye Friday, August 9, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told : "If you are in government or holding a senior party position, you should resign when your name is fingered in corrupt activities," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 8, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told : “If you are in government or holding a senior party position, you should resign when your name is fingered in corrupt activities,” External link

newsday Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya added : “We should speak against corruption. Some people will use legal technicalities to escape being jailed despite it being a fact that they stole money” External link

newsday Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "Today we now have opposition parties because of people like Dabengwa. We now have rich people because of the sacrifices made by Dabengwa," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 24, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya claimed : “It is not the fault of the ruling party or government, but it is the fault of the enemy who has made inroads and advanced in tactics to ensure that the economy doesn’t perform because of sanctions and many other issues that are being unleashed to the Zimbabwean people. It is up to us as a nation to advance and force the enemy to retreat by uniting. It is time to unite and set aside our differences and confront the enemy so that we achieve our goals and at least have food on our tables,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "It is not the fault of the ruling party or government, but it is the fault of the enemy who has made inroads and advanced in tactics to ensure that the economy doesn't perform because of sanctions and many other issues that are being unleashed to the Zimbabwean people," "It is up to us as a nation to advance and force the enemy to retreat by uniting. It is time to unite and set aside our differences and confront the enemy so that we achieve our goals and at least have food on our tables" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "It is not the fault of the ruling party or government, but it is the fault of the enemy who has made inroads and advanced in tactics to ensure that the economy doesn't perform because of sanctions and many other issues that are being unleashed to the Zimbabwean people," "It is up to us as a nation to advance and force the enemy to retreat by uniting. It is time to unite and set aside our differences and confront the enemy so that we achieve our goals and at least have food on our tables" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “It is not the fault of the ruling party or government, but it is the fault of the enemy who has made inroads and advanced in tactics to ensure that the economy doesn’t perform because of sanctions and many other issues that are being unleashed to the Zimbabwean people,” “It is up to us as a nation to advance and force the enemy to retreat by uniting. It is time to unite and set aside our differences and confront the enemy so that we achieve our goals and at least have food on our tables” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "Its not something that we have talked about as war veterans. I have not heard about it and will dismissed it as just talk," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 18, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "MDC supporters must choose a person who they feel is mature, with political aptness who will be able to take their political party forward," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 4, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "Look, we are a revolutionary party and we looked at a lot of things soon after handing over the petition to our patron (President Mnangagwa)," "We also listened to our leadership; they said there are try to build the nation from decades of Mugabe's rule" External link

onlinenigeria Monday, February 25, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "Look, we are a revolutionary party and we looked at a lot of things soon after handing over the petition to our patron (President Mnangagwa)," "We also listened to our leadership; they said there are try to build the nation from decades of Mugabe's rule" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 25, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "From the look of things, age is taking its toll on him and he now behaves like a child. Let him enjoy his retirement and his folktales must not be taken seriously," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 25, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "The opposition political actions have been reflected in some of our civil service," "As war veterans, we recommend complete overhaul of our civil service, especially removing those that seem to act in a manner that leaves government vulnerable to unnecessary embarrassment by enemies of the State" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 18, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "The opposition has committed an unforgivable sin of disregarding our national Constitution by deliberately advocating for unconstitutionalism and society disobedience," "The intended demonstrations were misused as an attempt by the opposition to seize political power during the absence of the Head of State and Government Emmerson Mnangagwa. The level of cohesion and forcing of the generality of our citizenry to participate in the demonstration and the ultimate shutting down of all businesses by the marauding hooligans calls for security measures on the ground" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 18, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “The opposition political actions have been reflected in some of our civil service,” “As war veterans, we recommend complete overhaul of our civil service, especially removing those that seem to act in a manner that leaves government vulnerable to unnecessary embarrassment by enemies of the State” External link

newsday Friday, January 18, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “The opposition has committed an unforgivable sin of disregarding our national Constitution by deliberately advocating for unconstitutionalism and society disobedience,” “The intended demonstrations were misused as an attempt by the opposition to seize political power during the absence of the Head of State and Government Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa. The level of cohesion and forcing of the generality of our citizenry to participate in the demonstration and the ultimate shutting down of all businesses by the marauding hooligans calls for security measures on the ground” External link

newsday Friday, January 18, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "When we made our presentations that was the initial proposal to have the same facility as the women and the youth who have banks. However, it was said to be not viable. And another proposal was made to have a small window opened in the women's bank for war veterans," "We are a vulnerable group and would want to have our projects funded. This suggestion was made in the last quarter of last year and nothing has happened yet. So we are going to be following it up when we open on January 15. Apart from being a spokesperson for war vets, I am also the deputy secretary for war vets in the politburo so these are processes of taking care of war veterans welfare," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 11, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “When we made our presentations that was the initial proposal to have the same facility as the women and the youth who have banks. However, it was said to be not viable. And another proposal was made to have a small window opened in the women’s bank for war veterans,” “We are a vulnerable group and would want to have our projects funded. This suggestion was made in the last quarter of last year and nothing has happened yet. So we are going to be following it up when we open on January 15. Apart from being a spokesperson for war vets, I am also the deputy secretary for war vets in the politburo so these are processes of taking care of war veterans welfare,” External link

theindependent Friday, January 11, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya explained : "When we talk about unity we do not mean a government of national unity because that was resolved by last year's elections. We are talking about all Zimbabweans regardless of political affiliation coming up with solutions to revive the economy," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We will tell them that we put the proposal before the party, it was processed along with other issues and what has been communicated is the outcome of such discussions” External link

zimeye Monday, December 17, 2018 9:14:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “There was a list of resolutions passed and adopted by conference at the end. It (proposal for age limit) was not there, because the party has a prerogative to fine tune issues as they are brought before it. Zanu PF produces political material to suit a particular environment, and what was communicated to everyone, is what the party adopted,” External link

zimeye Monday, December 17, 2018 9:14:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “It is up to them. But we will not, as an association, seek to present a counter narrative to that of the party,” External link

zimeye Monday, December 17, 2018 9:14:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We will tell them that we put the proposal before the party, it was processed along with other issues and what has been communicated is the outcome of such discussions" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 17, 2018 8:20:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "There was a list of resolutions passed and adopted by conference at the end. It (proposal for age limit) was not there, because the party has a prerogative to fine tune issues as they are brought before it. Zanu-PF produces political material to suit a particular environment, and what was communicated to everyone, is what the party adopted," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 17, 2018 8:20:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "It is up to them. But we will not, as an association, seek to present a counter narrative to that of the party," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 17, 2018 8:20:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We will tell them that we put the proposal before the party, it was processed along with other issues and what has been communicated is the outcome of such discussions” External link

newsday Monday, December 17, 2018 6:58:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “There was a list of resolutions passed and adopted by conference at the end. It (proposal for age limit) was not there, because the party has a prerogative to fine tune issues as they are brought before it. Zanu PF produces political material to suit a particular environment, and what was communicated to everyone, is what the party adopted,” External link

newsday Monday, December 17, 2018 6:58:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “It is up to them. But we will not, as an association, seek to present a counter narrative to that of the party,” External link

newsday Monday, December 17, 2018 6:58:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We will not allow that to continue, we will not allow that to happen anymore. The association is likely to consult its members on various issues and that is the association’s business as we go ahead, because we want to understand that the war veterans, besides the welfare aspect, are also political in that they committed their only life to ensure the country’s freedom,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:59:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We will not allow that to continue, we will not allow that to happen anymore. The association is likely to consult its members on various issues and that is the association’s business as we go ahead, because we want to understand that the war veterans, besides the welfare aspect, are also political in that they committed their only life to ensure the country’s freedom,” External link

zimeye Sunday, October 29, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We will not allow that to continue, we will not allow that to happen anymore. The association is likely to consult its members on various issues and that is the association’s business as we go ahead, because we want to understand that the war veterans, besides the welfare aspect, are also political in that they committed their only life to ensure the country’s freedom,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:48:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We want war veterans to agree on how to deal with the old man. The association wants to get guidance from war veterans. They must tell us if we have strayed and sold out the ideal of the struggle by demanding a clear succession plan from Mugabe," External link

allafrica Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We want war veterans to agree on how to deal with the old man. The association wants to get guidance from war veterans. They must tell us if we have strayed and sold out the ideal of the struggle by demanding a clear succession plan from Mugabe,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, October 27, 2017 3:33:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya complained : “We are very worried about the position that has been taken by our party. Although we have given everything to the party, when it comes to enjoying the power that many sacrificed for, war veterans are being treated like second-class citizens,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, March 9, 2017 6:30:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We now feel like aliens in our own land. Even the ministry (of War Veterans) does not show that they are concerned about us,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, March 9, 2017 6:30:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "Remember Zanla and Zipra (liberation war forces linked to nationalist movements Zanu and Zapu) are a force that came into being as a result of the citizens' initiative. It's the people who built that force, so we represent those people because we are their soldiers. The country is defended by its soldiers and we are the soldiers of the masses. We defend the masses who are struggling as we speak. There is unemployment, corruption, tribalism, among others," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:10:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We notified police about nine days ago and they couldn't give us a response. So we complained to them that we might take time to organise an event that might not materialise. We were left with no option, but to seek legal advice and we were told that police must not approve, but must be notified. We don't want a repeat of what happened last time," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 3, 2017 12:08:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "Zimbabweans are only being held to ransom by those people who are around the President, those who are around the corridors of power and this is what is causing things not to change. What is happening now is a total breakdown. There is a challenge of economic mismanagement," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 3, 2017 12:08:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya added ( about Didymus Mutasa ) : "We have met Mutasa and his group so we will try to arrange for a meeting with the Mujuru camp," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 19, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We believe that all war veterans, regardless of their political affiliation, have a lot in common hence we are worried when colleagues start to talk about war veterans' issues in public, shouting at each other because it does not give a good picture of us as war veterans and that explains why we went to see (Didymus) Mutasa and (Rugare) Gumbo and why we are going to see Mujuru," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 19, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya added ( about Saviour Kasukuwere ) : "When I am speaking, I am speaking for the war veterans. Come on Kasukuwere, you don't understand the organogram of a party in which you claim to be the commissar," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, February 4, 2017 8:02:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We cannot force them to accept our advice if they refuse to understand. In any case, we don't want to fight anybody, although we are so experienced about wars," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, January 22, 2017 6:46:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "This is a man, who last year, tried to get army commanders fired and failed. There is nothing that is good from him," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, January 17, 2017 11:55:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "This is a man, who last year, tried to get army commanders fired and failed. There is nothing that is good from him," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:01:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “Come let us work together collectively, because what is affecting you is also affecting us all, (the government is) not living up to the standards that we fought for,” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, December 16, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We cannot give a public apology for that, if we do, the apology will not be a genuine apology but would just be done to let it pass," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:41:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We cannot give a public apology for that, if we do, the apology will not be a genuine apology but would just be done to let it pass," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:57:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "The Zanu-PF G40 will end soon, the people of Zimbabwe will reject them, you can fool a person once not all the time, the truth will come in open," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 11, 2016 6:26:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “The Zanu PF G40 will end soon, the people of Zimbabwe will reject them, you can fool a person once not all the time, the truth will come in open,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, December 11, 2016 3:37:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about President Mugabe ) : "The President must come to us without any intermediaries. We want to talk together and we want to agree or disagree. We seek closure. If we are to part ways forever, then so be it," External link

allafrica Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:20:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about President Mugabe ) : "The President must come to us without any intermediaries. We want to talk together and we want to agree or disagree. We seek closure. If we are to part ways forever, then so be it," External link

allafrica Friday, December 9, 2016 5:09:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told ( about Chris Mutsvangwa ) : "The legitimate leader for war veterans is Chris Mutsvangwa. So, if whatever endorsement has been made didn't come from him, that endorsement is meaningless," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 24, 2016 10:04:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "The enemy launched an attack at Chimoio on this day in 1977. We survived and what we wanted to achieve then, just like now, was to have Zimbabwe liberated, but we were being frustrated for trying to engage the president to better the lives of our children," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, November 24, 2016 6:43:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "The enemy launched an attack at Chimoio on this day in 1977. We survived and what we wanted to achieve then, just like now, was to have Zimbabwe liberated, but we were being frustrated for trying to engage the president to better the lives of our children," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 24, 2016 2:49:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "They should ask themselves why they are being remembered now after 36 years and what has happened that Mugabe now wants to meet them and discuss what concerns them. That's a question any reasonable person should ask," External link

ibtimes-uk Monday, November 21, 2016 6:34:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "I don't know about the figure today in United States dollars, but I can confirm because I was part of the negotiating team with Marashwa when the President said the government had no money at that time since they were going to give us Z$50 000, but promised to give us the money (ZW$500 000) later and up to now we are still waiting," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:34:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “It is this one condition we need people to understand. If the G40 is removed and the party returns to its former position, we will work with them,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, November 14, 2016 4:18:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "A government of the people and by the people should demonstrate its righteousness by listening to the cries of the people. If the people argue that the electoral playfield is skewed in favour of one political party. A people's government should listen and reform," External link

allafrica Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:28:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "Zimbabweans from all walks of life attended court hearings involving leaders of the war veterans. Some have come to our homes to empathise with us, just as it is in African custom when you neighbour has met with misfortune," "But there has never been a secret meeting with anyone for whatever reason. However, I must state that some political parties think because we have been expelled from Zanu PF, there is a chance that we might accept their membership. We have decided to stick with association business and that is where we will remain" External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, September 10, 2016 2:17:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "Zimbabweans from all walks of life attended court hearings involving leaders of the war veterans. Some have come to our homes to empathise with us, just as it is in African custom when you neighbour has met with misfortune," "But there has never been a secret meeting with anyone for whatever reason. However, I must state that some political parties think because we have been expelled from Zanu PF, there is a chance that we might accept their membership. We have decided to stick with association business and that is where we will remain" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:02:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “every Zimbabwean has a right to belong to a political party of their choice. Zimbabweans should be able to talk freely. I am not taking anyone’s side. We are the referees of all political parties to tell them why people died for this country” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:04:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya added : “The character that was displayed by the regime that I fought, its cruelty and brutality, was the same thing presented to me by my own government as an experience,” External link

theindependent Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:19:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya says : "there is nothing to celebrate anymore" External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, August 7, 2016 7:20:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "People should demonstrate against going to the Heroes' Acre, if their welfare is unattended to. What's the value of celebrating the day?" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 7, 2016 1:56:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “People should demonstrate against going to the Heroes’ Acre, if their welfare is unattended to. What’s the value of celebrating the day?” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, August 7, 2016 1:33:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "This has nothing to do with my personal feelings or whoever is in leadership; our position is that people must just stick to the law. Let all engagements be lawful and we have no problem with such discussions," "When they come to us, we will direct them to both the national and the association's constitutions and if they fail to meet the law requirements, it's as simple as that. It will be the end of the road for whatever they want to do" External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, August 6, 2016 6:31:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "This has nothing to do with my personal feelings or whoever is in leadership; our position is that people must just stick to the law. Let all engagements be lawful and we have no problem with such discussions," "When they come to us, we will direct them to both the national and the association's constitutions and if they fail to meet the law requirements, it's as simple as that. It will be the end of the road for whatever they want to do" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 6, 2016 3:07:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told : "We were not supposed to be aligned to any party in the first place because people in opposition parties such as MDC-T, Zimbabwe People First, Zapu and others were part of the struggle," External link

theafricareport Friday, August 5, 2016 3:50:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told : “Arrests and any other attempts to derail us is a useless thing. We want the nation to know that we are behind the leadership of Mutsvangwa. Any other moves are just as good as what Smith did when we were in the struggle,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 4, 2016 3:39:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We thought that they could respond to that but they did not, and so we called the leadership to map a way forward and that is what we were discussing at the meeting,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 4, 2016 3:39:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : "We have filed for a divorce and we don't care whatever the ruling the magistrate makes. The party has been hijacked by people who don't even know the history of the struggle for this country. But we are not going to be deterred because a wedge has been placed between us by people like Jonathan Moyo," External link

allafrica Friday, July 29, 2016 1:41:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : "We have filed for a divorce and we don't care whatever the ruling the magistrate makes. The party has been hijacked by people who don't even know the history of the struggle for this country. But we are not going to be deterred because a wedge has been placed between us by people like Jonathan Moyo," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “As it stands the war veterans political leadership seems not to be getting any favours from leadership of the party. I think there is a problem, she has a problem,” External link

africareview Saturday, July 23, 2016 2:14:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told : "For as long as nothing has been done we have no option, but at some point we will request to meet the patron and discuss the outstanding issues," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:51:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We have called this press conference to register our concern over the current, social, political and economic issues. We want to urge government to give appropriate solutions to these problems. An effective minister of government should have the capacity to bring about solutions to problems that are aligned to his or her ministry," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:51:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told : "For as long as nothing has been done we have no option, but at some point we will request to meet the patron and discuss the outstanding issues," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:10:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We have called this press conference to register our concern over the current, social, political and economic issues. We want to urge government to give appropriate solutions to these problems. An effective minister of government should have the capacity to bring about solutions to problems that are aligned to his or her ministry," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:10:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told : "For as long as nothing has been done we have no option, but at some point we will request to meet the patron and discuss the outstanding issues," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:04:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We have called this press conference to register our concern over the current, social, political and economic issues. We want to urge government to give appropriate solutions to these problems. An effective minister of government should have the capacity to bring about solutions to problems that are aligned to his or her ministry," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:04:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya declared : "We woke up to very sad news today and have been forced back to Jabulani Sibanda's expulsion and the relationship our leadership had with former chairman Chenjerai Hunzvi. After introspection, we have realised that at any given time any person leading the freedom fighters has not had the best of relationships with authorities. It is disheartening and saddening. But Mutsvangwa is not going anywhere," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, July 8, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "He will continue to fight for the welfare of war veterans. We take cognisance of the fact that today, July the 7th, is exactly three months since our meeting with President (Robert) Mugabe. And now we wonder whether the demands we made have been lumped on Mutsvangwa. To us, the decision smacks of divisiveness and vindictiveness that is unnecessary," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, July 8, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about President Mugabe ) : "We will seek audience with them to understand where this is coming from. We think it is either the President has reached this decision based on a cocktail of lies by our traditional enemies or he is misinformed or ill-advised," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, July 8, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya declared : "We woke up to very sad news today and have been forced back to Jabulani Sibanda's expulsion and the relationship our leadership had with former chairman Chenjerai Hunzvi. After introspection, we have realised that at any given time any person leading the freedom fighters has not had the best of relationships with authorities. It is disheartening and saddening. But Mutsvangwa is not going anywhere," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 8, 2016 6:07:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "He will continue to fight for the welfare of war veterans. We take cognisance of the fact that today, July the 7th, is exactly three months since our meeting with President (Robert) Mugabe. And now we wonder whether the demands we made have been lumped on Mutsvangwa. To us, the decision smacks of divisiveness and vindictiveness that is unnecessary," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 8, 2016 6:07:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about President Mugabe ) : "We will seek audience with them to understand where this is coming from. We think it is either the President has reached this decision based on a cocktail of lies by our traditional enemies or he is misinformed or ill-advised," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 8, 2016 6:07:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “The entire crisis that has befallen our great country is a result of poor governance and endemic corruption which is now bearing its evil fruits that are on verge of consuming the entire fabric of Zimbabwean nationhood,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 5, 2016 7:39:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “The Constitution gives Zimbabweans the right to demonstrate but . people must not destroy properties, it’s not good, as for tomorrow, we heard the issue of stay-away but what I want to urge people is to remain peaceful. It's better for them to remain at their homes than giving opportunity to hooligans who want to take advantage of the protests,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 5, 2016 7:39:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “Self-seeking people who were entrusted with the task of shepherding and driving our economy have betrayed not only the country but also their principals who end up being blamed for their misdemeanours,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 5, 2016 7:39:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “Being a police officer has become brisk business in our country where individuals have become filthy rich in a short space of time,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 5, 2016 7:39:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “If I (were the) Home Affairs minister... all I would need... is a balance sheet of land and then find out ‘what miracle he performed’ in order to have that amount of money to build that mansion,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 3, 2016 4:05:00 PM EAT



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Douglas Mahiya said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "We recognise Robert Mugabe as an icon of the nation, the father of the nation," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 7, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We will also discuss the welfare of war veterans, years after independence," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya complained : “War veterans are surviving on US0.48c a day and nothing has been done yet everyone and everybody who could be driving a Mercedes Benz, living in a nice house and things like that; it came from the war veterans,” External link

zimeye Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We are happy to welcome our chairperson who is with us today, he has not been feeling well for some time but we are happy he has recovered and is here with us today,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya complained : "War veterans are surviving on US0.48c a day and nothing has been done yet everyone and everybody who could be driving a Mercedes Benz, living in a nice house and things like that; it came from the war veterans," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 31, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We are happy to welcome our chairperson who is with us today, he has not been feeling well for some time but we are happy he has recovered and is here with us today," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:59:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We are happy to welcome our chairperson who is with us today, he has not been feeling well for some time but we are happy he has recovered and is here with us today,” External link

zimeye Friday, August 30, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We are happy to welcome our chairperson who is with us today, he has not been feeling well for some time but we are happy he has recovered and is here with us today," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, August 30, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “The President is re-engaging and his mantra ‘Zimbabwe is open for business’, is getting full support from the war veterans because it is the way to go,” “Let’s unite as Zimbabweans to ensure that we go behind our President and be able to fight against imperialism and capitalism by growing our own economy and be able to deliver economic benefits to our people. The President is on record as gearing everything to ensure that Zimbabwe becomes an upper-middle income economy by 2030” External link

zimeye Friday, August 30, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We know why the EU is doing that, we know why the EU is supporting the opposition. It is because it is the same war that they were fighting against us and we are prepared to take it up because it's a struggle," "We never wanted war, we never want war, but when war comes, you have no option, but to accept it. We want the EU to know that" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "War veterans sat down today to be able to tell the nation, to tell the world that we are there and unmoved. In fact, the question of power, what we went out there to do was nothing else but to get power and the question of power surely will not be negotiated," "It will never be negotiated. It will never be gotten in any other terms other than struggling, and so we struggled and got that power. It is misdirection to think that the power we got, (that which) other people struggled to get, the African person who get power from the white man … Where it concerns power, we will never stop fighting. In other words, we will defend the political power that we got" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "They are a clique of misdirected, politically immature people who still give the white man support to suppress the black Zimbabweans," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “The day is very important, this is a day Zimbabweans should demonstrate how progressive they are because here is a whole region supporting Zimbabwe,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:25:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “They are a clique of misdirected, politically immature people who still give the white man support to suppress the black Zimbabweans,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:25:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “The day is very important, this is a day Zimbabweans should demonstrate how progressive they are because here is a whole region supporting Zimbabwe,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “They are a clique of misdirected, politically immature people who still give the white man support to suppress the black Zimbabweans,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told : “If you are in government or holding a senior party position, you should resign when your name is fingered in corrupt activities,” External link

zimeye Friday, August 9, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya added : “We should speak against corruption. Some people will use legal technicalities to escape being jailed despite it being a fact that they stole money” External link

zimeye Friday, August 9, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told : "If you are in government or holding a senior party position, you should resign when your name is fingered in corrupt activities," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 8, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told : “If you are in government or holding a senior party position, you should resign when your name is fingered in corrupt activities,” External link

newsday Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya added : “We should speak against corruption. Some people will use legal technicalities to escape being jailed despite it being a fact that they stole money” External link

newsday Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "Today we now have opposition parties because of people like Dabengwa. We now have rich people because of the sacrifices made by Dabengwa," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 24, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya claimed : “It is not the fault of the ruling party or government, but it is the fault of the enemy who has made inroads and advanced in tactics to ensure that the economy doesn’t perform because of sanctions and many other issues that are being unleashed to the Zimbabwean people. It is up to us as a nation to advance and force the enemy to retreat by uniting. It is time to unite and set aside our differences and confront the enemy so that we achieve our goals and at least have food on our tables,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "It is not the fault of the ruling party or government, but it is the fault of the enemy who has made inroads and advanced in tactics to ensure that the economy doesn't perform because of sanctions and many other issues that are being unleashed to the Zimbabwean people," "It is up to us as a nation to advance and force the enemy to retreat by uniting. It is time to unite and set aside our differences and confront the enemy so that we achieve our goals and at least have food on our tables" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "It is not the fault of the ruling party or government, but it is the fault of the enemy who has made inroads and advanced in tactics to ensure that the economy doesn't perform because of sanctions and many other issues that are being unleashed to the Zimbabwean people," "It is up to us as a nation to advance and force the enemy to retreat by uniting. It is time to unite and set aside our differences and confront the enemy so that we achieve our goals and at least have food on our tables" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “It is not the fault of the ruling party or government, but it is the fault of the enemy who has made inroads and advanced in tactics to ensure that the economy doesn’t perform because of sanctions and many other issues that are being unleashed to the Zimbabwean people,” “It is up to us as a nation to advance and force the enemy to retreat by uniting. It is time to unite and set aside our differences and confront the enemy so that we achieve our goals and at least have food on our tables” External link

newsday Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "Its not something that we have talked about as war veterans. I have not heard about it and will dismissed it as just talk," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 18, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "MDC supporters must choose a person who they feel is mature, with political aptness who will be able to take their political party forward," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 4, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "Look, we are a revolutionary party and we looked at a lot of things soon after handing over the petition to our patron (President Mnangagwa)," "We also listened to our leadership; they said there are try to build the nation from decades of Mugabe's rule" External link

onlinenigeria Monday, February 25, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "Look, we are a revolutionary party and we looked at a lot of things soon after handing over the petition to our patron (President Mnangagwa)," "We also listened to our leadership; they said there are try to build the nation from decades of Mugabe's rule" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 25, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "From the look of things, age is taking its toll on him and he now behaves like a child. Let him enjoy his retirement and his folktales must not be taken seriously," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 25, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "The opposition political actions have been reflected in some of our civil service," "As war veterans, we recommend complete overhaul of our civil service, especially removing those that seem to act in a manner that leaves government vulnerable to unnecessary embarrassment by enemies of the State" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 18, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "The opposition has committed an unforgivable sin of disregarding our national Constitution by deliberately advocating for unconstitutionalism and society disobedience," "The intended demonstrations were misused as an attempt by the opposition to seize political power during the absence of the Head of State and Government Emmerson Mnangagwa. The level of cohesion and forcing of the generality of our citizenry to participate in the demonstration and the ultimate shutting down of all businesses by the marauding hooligans calls for security measures on the ground" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 18, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “The opposition political actions have been reflected in some of our civil service,” “As war veterans, we recommend complete overhaul of our civil service, especially removing those that seem to act in a manner that leaves government vulnerable to unnecessary embarrassment by enemies of the State” External link

newsday Friday, January 18, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “The opposition has committed an unforgivable sin of disregarding our national Constitution by deliberately advocating for unconstitutionalism and society disobedience,” “The intended demonstrations were misused as an attempt by the opposition to seize political power during the absence of the Head of State and Government Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa. The level of cohesion and forcing of the generality of our citizenry to participate in the demonstration and the ultimate shutting down of all businesses by the marauding hooligans calls for security measures on the ground” External link

newsday Friday, January 18, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "When we made our presentations that was the initial proposal to have the same facility as the women and the youth who have banks. However, it was said to be not viable. And another proposal was made to have a small window opened in the women's bank for war veterans," "We are a vulnerable group and would want to have our projects funded. This suggestion was made in the last quarter of last year and nothing has happened yet. So we are going to be following it up when we open on January 15. Apart from being a spokesperson for war vets, I am also the deputy secretary for war vets in the politburo so these are processes of taking care of war veterans welfare," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 11, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “When we made our presentations that was the initial proposal to have the same facility as the women and the youth who have banks. However, it was said to be not viable. And another proposal was made to have a small window opened in the women’s bank for war veterans,” “We are a vulnerable group and would want to have our projects funded. This suggestion was made in the last quarter of last year and nothing has happened yet. So we are going to be following it up when we open on January 15. Apart from being a spokesperson for war vets, I am also the deputy secretary for war vets in the politburo so these are processes of taking care of war veterans welfare,” External link

theindependent Friday, January 11, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya explained : "When we talk about unity we do not mean a government of national unity because that was resolved by last year's elections. We are talking about all Zimbabweans regardless of political affiliation coming up with solutions to revive the economy," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We will tell them that we put the proposal before the party, it was processed along with other issues and what has been communicated is the outcome of such discussions” External link

zimeye Monday, December 17, 2018 9:14:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “There was a list of resolutions passed and adopted by conference at the end. It (proposal for age limit) was not there, because the party has a prerogative to fine tune issues as they are brought before it. Zanu PF produces political material to suit a particular environment, and what was communicated to everyone, is what the party adopted,” External link

zimeye Monday, December 17, 2018 9:14:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “It is up to them. But we will not, as an association, seek to present a counter narrative to that of the party,” External link

zimeye Monday, December 17, 2018 9:14:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We will tell them that we put the proposal before the party, it was processed along with other issues and what has been communicated is the outcome of such discussions" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 17, 2018 8:20:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "There was a list of resolutions passed and adopted by conference at the end. It (proposal for age limit) was not there, because the party has a prerogative to fine tune issues as they are brought before it. Zanu-PF produces political material to suit a particular environment, and what was communicated to everyone, is what the party adopted," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 17, 2018 8:20:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "It is up to them. But we will not, as an association, seek to present a counter narrative to that of the party," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 17, 2018 8:20:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We will tell them that we put the proposal before the party, it was processed along with other issues and what has been communicated is the outcome of such discussions” External link

newsday Monday, December 17, 2018 6:58:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “There was a list of resolutions passed and adopted by conference at the end. It (proposal for age limit) was not there, because the party has a prerogative to fine tune issues as they are brought before it. Zanu PF produces political material to suit a particular environment, and what was communicated to everyone, is what the party adopted,” External link

newsday Monday, December 17, 2018 6:58:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “It is up to them. But we will not, as an association, seek to present a counter narrative to that of the party,” External link

newsday Monday, December 17, 2018 6:58:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We will not allow that to continue, we will not allow that to happen anymore. The association is likely to consult its members on various issues and that is the association’s business as we go ahead, because we want to understand that the war veterans, besides the welfare aspect, are also political in that they committed their only life to ensure the country’s freedom,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:59:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We will not allow that to continue, we will not allow that to happen anymore. The association is likely to consult its members on various issues and that is the association’s business as we go ahead, because we want to understand that the war veterans, besides the welfare aspect, are also political in that they committed their only life to ensure the country’s freedom,” External link

zimeye Sunday, October 29, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We will not allow that to continue, we will not allow that to happen anymore. The association is likely to consult its members on various issues and that is the association’s business as we go ahead, because we want to understand that the war veterans, besides the welfare aspect, are also political in that they committed their only life to ensure the country’s freedom,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:48:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We want war veterans to agree on how to deal with the old man. The association wants to get guidance from war veterans. They must tell us if we have strayed and sold out the ideal of the struggle by demanding a clear succession plan from Mugabe," External link

allafrica Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:54:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We want war veterans to agree on how to deal with the old man. The association wants to get guidance from war veterans. They must tell us if we have strayed and sold out the ideal of the struggle by demanding a clear succession plan from Mugabe,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, October 27, 2017 3:33:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya complained : “We are very worried about the position that has been taken by our party. Although we have given everything to the party, when it comes to enjoying the power that many sacrificed for, war veterans are being treated like second-class citizens,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, March 9, 2017 6:30:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We now feel like aliens in our own land. Even the ministry (of War Veterans) does not show that they are concerned about us,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, March 9, 2017 6:30:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "Remember Zanla and Zipra (liberation war forces linked to nationalist movements Zanu and Zapu) are a force that came into being as a result of the citizens' initiative. It's the people who built that force, so we represent those people because we are their soldiers. The country is defended by its soldiers and we are the soldiers of the masses. We defend the masses who are struggling as we speak. There is unemployment, corruption, tribalism, among others," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:10:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We notified police about nine days ago and they couldn't give us a response. So we complained to them that we might take time to organise an event that might not materialise. We were left with no option, but to seek legal advice and we were told that police must not approve, but must be notified. We don't want a repeat of what happened last time," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 3, 2017 12:08:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "Zimbabweans are only being held to ransom by those people who are around the President, those who are around the corridors of power and this is what is causing things not to change. What is happening now is a total breakdown. There is a challenge of economic mismanagement," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 3, 2017 12:08:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya added ( about Didymus Mutasa ) : "We have met Mutasa and his group so we will try to arrange for a meeting with the Mujuru camp," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 19, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We believe that all war veterans, regardless of their political affiliation, have a lot in common hence we are worried when colleagues start to talk about war veterans' issues in public, shouting at each other because it does not give a good picture of us as war veterans and that explains why we went to see (Didymus) Mutasa and (Rugare) Gumbo and why we are going to see Mujuru," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, February 19, 2017 4:34:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya added ( about Saviour Kasukuwere ) : "When I am speaking, I am speaking for the war veterans. Come on Kasukuwere, you don't understand the organogram of a party in which you claim to be the commissar," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, February 4, 2017 8:02:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We cannot force them to accept our advice if they refuse to understand. In any case, we don't want to fight anybody, although we are so experienced about wars," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, January 22, 2017 6:46:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "This is a man, who last year, tried to get army commanders fired and failed. There is nothing that is good from him," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, January 17, 2017 11:55:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "This is a man, who last year, tried to get army commanders fired and failed. There is nothing that is good from him," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:01:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “Come let us work together collectively, because what is affecting you is also affecting us all, (the government is) not living up to the standards that we fought for,” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, December 16, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We cannot give a public apology for that, if we do, the apology will not be a genuine apology but would just be done to let it pass," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:41:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We cannot give a public apology for that, if we do, the apology will not be a genuine apology but would just be done to let it pass," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:57:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "The Zanu-PF G40 will end soon, the people of Zimbabwe will reject them, you can fool a person once not all the time, the truth will come in open," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 11, 2016 6:26:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “The Zanu PF G40 will end soon, the people of Zimbabwe will reject them, you can fool a person once not all the time, the truth will come in open,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, December 11, 2016 3:37:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about President Mugabe ) : "The President must come to us without any intermediaries. We want to talk together and we want to agree or disagree. We seek closure. If we are to part ways forever, then so be it," External link

allafrica Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:20:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about President Mugabe ) : "The President must come to us without any intermediaries. We want to talk together and we want to agree or disagree. We seek closure. If we are to part ways forever, then so be it," External link

allafrica Friday, December 9, 2016 5:09:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told ( about Chris Mutsvangwa ) : "The legitimate leader for war veterans is Chris Mutsvangwa. So, if whatever endorsement has been made didn't come from him, that endorsement is meaningless," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 24, 2016 10:04:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "The enemy launched an attack at Chimoio on this day in 1977. We survived and what we wanted to achieve then, just like now, was to have Zimbabwe liberated, but we were being frustrated for trying to engage the president to better the lives of our children," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, November 24, 2016 6:43:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "The enemy launched an attack at Chimoio on this day in 1977. We survived and what we wanted to achieve then, just like now, was to have Zimbabwe liberated, but we were being frustrated for trying to engage the president to better the lives of our children," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 24, 2016 2:49:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "They should ask themselves why they are being remembered now after 36 years and what has happened that Mugabe now wants to meet them and discuss what concerns them. That's a question any reasonable person should ask," External link

ibtimes-uk Monday, November 21, 2016 6:34:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "I don't know about the figure today in United States dollars, but I can confirm because I was part of the negotiating team with Marashwa when the President said the government had no money at that time since they were going to give us Z$50 000, but promised to give us the money (ZW$500 000) later and up to now we are still waiting," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:34:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “It is this one condition we need people to understand. If the G40 is removed and the party returns to its former position, we will work with them,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, November 14, 2016 4:18:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "A government of the people and by the people should demonstrate its righteousness by listening to the cries of the people. If the people argue that the electoral playfield is skewed in favour of one political party. A people's government should listen and reform," External link

allafrica Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:28:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "Zimbabweans from all walks of life attended court hearings involving leaders of the war veterans. Some have come to our homes to empathise with us, just as it is in African custom when you neighbour has met with misfortune," "But there has never been a secret meeting with anyone for whatever reason. However, I must state that some political parties think because we have been expelled from Zanu PF, there is a chance that we might accept their membership. We have decided to stick with association business and that is where we will remain" External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, September 10, 2016 2:17:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "Zimbabweans from all walks of life attended court hearings involving leaders of the war veterans. Some have come to our homes to empathise with us, just as it is in African custom when you neighbour has met with misfortune," "But there has never been a secret meeting with anyone for whatever reason. However, I must state that some political parties think because we have been expelled from Zanu PF, there is a chance that we might accept their membership. We have decided to stick with association business and that is where we will remain" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:02:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “every Zimbabwean has a right to belong to a political party of their choice. Zimbabweans should be able to talk freely. I am not taking anyone’s side. We are the referees of all political parties to tell them why people died for this country” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:04:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya added : “The character that was displayed by the regime that I fought, its cruelty and brutality, was the same thing presented to me by my own government as an experience,” External link

theindependent Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:19:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya says : "there is nothing to celebrate anymore" External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, August 7, 2016 7:20:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "People should demonstrate against going to the Heroes' Acre, if their welfare is unattended to. What's the value of celebrating the day?" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 7, 2016 1:56:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “People should demonstrate against going to the Heroes’ Acre, if their welfare is unattended to. What’s the value of celebrating the day?” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, August 7, 2016 1:33:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "This has nothing to do with my personal feelings or whoever is in leadership; our position is that people must just stick to the law. Let all engagements be lawful and we have no problem with such discussions," "When they come to us, we will direct them to both the national and the association's constitutions and if they fail to meet the law requirements, it's as simple as that. It will be the end of the road for whatever they want to do" External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, August 6, 2016 6:31:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "This has nothing to do with my personal feelings or whoever is in leadership; our position is that people must just stick to the law. Let all engagements be lawful and we have no problem with such discussions," "When they come to us, we will direct them to both the national and the association's constitutions and if they fail to meet the law requirements, it's as simple as that. It will be the end of the road for whatever they want to do" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 6, 2016 3:07:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told : "We were not supposed to be aligned to any party in the first place because people in opposition parties such as MDC-T, Zimbabwe People First, Zapu and others were part of the struggle," External link

theafricareport Friday, August 5, 2016 3:50:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told : “Arrests and any other attempts to derail us is a useless thing. We want the nation to know that we are behind the leadership of Mutsvangwa. Any other moves are just as good as what Smith did when we were in the struggle,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 4, 2016 3:39:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “We thought that they could respond to that but they did not, and so we called the leadership to map a way forward and that is what we were discussing at the meeting,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, August 4, 2016 3:39:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : "We have filed for a divorce and we don't care whatever the ruling the magistrate makes. The party has been hijacked by people who don't even know the history of the struggle for this country. But we are not going to be deterred because a wedge has been placed between us by people like Jonathan Moyo," External link

allafrica Friday, July 29, 2016 1:41:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about Jonathan Moyo ) : "We have filed for a divorce and we don't care whatever the ruling the magistrate makes. The party has been hijacked by people who don't even know the history of the struggle for this country. But we are not going to be deterred because a wedge has been placed between us by people like Jonathan Moyo," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “As it stands the war veterans political leadership seems not to be getting any favours from leadership of the party. I think there is a problem, she has a problem,” External link

africareview Saturday, July 23, 2016 2:14:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told : "For as long as nothing has been done we have no option, but at some point we will request to meet the patron and discuss the outstanding issues," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:51:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We have called this press conference to register our concern over the current, social, political and economic issues. We want to urge government to give appropriate solutions to these problems. An effective minister of government should have the capacity to bring about solutions to problems that are aligned to his or her ministry," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:51:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told : "For as long as nothing has been done we have no option, but at some point we will request to meet the patron and discuss the outstanding issues," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:10:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We have called this press conference to register our concern over the current, social, political and economic issues. We want to urge government to give appropriate solutions to these problems. An effective minister of government should have the capacity to bring about solutions to problems that are aligned to his or her ministry," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:10:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya told : "For as long as nothing has been done we have no option, but at some point we will request to meet the patron and discuss the outstanding issues," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:04:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "We have called this press conference to register our concern over the current, social, political and economic issues. We want to urge government to give appropriate solutions to these problems. An effective minister of government should have the capacity to bring about solutions to problems that are aligned to his or her ministry," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:04:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya declared : "We woke up to very sad news today and have been forced back to Jabulani Sibanda's expulsion and the relationship our leadership had with former chairman Chenjerai Hunzvi. After introspection, we have realised that at any given time any person leading the freedom fighters has not had the best of relationships with authorities. It is disheartening and saddening. But Mutsvangwa is not going anywhere," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, July 8, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "He will continue to fight for the welfare of war veterans. We take cognisance of the fact that today, July the 7th, is exactly three months since our meeting with President (Robert) Mugabe. And now we wonder whether the demands we made have been lumped on Mutsvangwa. To us, the decision smacks of divisiveness and vindictiveness that is unnecessary," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, July 8, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about President Mugabe ) : "We will seek audience with them to understand where this is coming from. We think it is either the President has reached this decision based on a cocktail of lies by our traditional enemies or he is misinformed or ill-advised," External link

onlinenigeria Friday, July 8, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya declared : "We woke up to very sad news today and have been forced back to Jabulani Sibanda's expulsion and the relationship our leadership had with former chairman Chenjerai Hunzvi. After introspection, we have realised that at any given time any person leading the freedom fighters has not had the best of relationships with authorities. It is disheartening and saddening. But Mutsvangwa is not going anywhere," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 8, 2016 6:07:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : "He will continue to fight for the welfare of war veterans. We take cognisance of the fact that today, July the 7th, is exactly three months since our meeting with President (Robert) Mugabe. And now we wonder whether the demands we made have been lumped on Mutsvangwa. To us, the decision smacks of divisiveness and vindictiveness that is unnecessary," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 8, 2016 6:07:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about President Mugabe ) : "We will seek audience with them to understand where this is coming from. We think it is either the President has reached this decision based on a cocktail of lies by our traditional enemies or he is misinformed or ill-advised," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, July 8, 2016 6:07:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “The entire crisis that has befallen our great country is a result of poor governance and endemic corruption which is now bearing its evil fruits that are on verge of consuming the entire fabric of Zimbabwean nationhood,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 5, 2016 7:39:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “The Constitution gives Zimbabweans the right to demonstrate but . people must not destroy properties, it’s not good, as for tomorrow, we heard the issue of stay-away but what I want to urge people is to remain peaceful. It's better for them to remain at their homes than giving opportunity to hooligans who want to take advantage of the protests,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 5, 2016 7:39:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “Self-seeking people who were entrusted with the task of shepherding and driving our economy have betrayed not only the country but also their principals who end up being blamed for their misdemeanours,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 5, 2016 7:39:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “Being a police officer has become brisk business in our country where individuals have become filthy rich in a short space of time,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, July 5, 2016 7:39:00 PM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said : “If I (were the) Home Affairs minister... all I would need... is a balance sheet of land and then find out ‘what miracle he performed’ in order to have that amount of money to build that mansion,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 3, 2016 4:05:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
spokesperson49.82%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
spokesman16.49%EN03/23/201723/03/2017
veteran0.36%EN03/02/201702/03/2017
veterans association spokesperson5.02%EN01/18/201718/01/2017
leader1.08%EN01/04/201704/01/2017
porta-voz1.08%PT11/24/201624/11/2016
porte-parole7.89%FR11/23/201623/11/2016
information secretary3.94%EN11/23/201623/11/2016
veterans association spokesman1.43%EN10/20/201620/10/2016
secretary-general0.36%EN09/15/201615/09/2016
commissar3.23%EN08/26/201626/08/2016
colleague0.36%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
chairman0.36%EN08/04/201604/08/2016
spokesperson for the zimbabwe0.36%EN08/02/201602/08/2016
spokesman for the zimbabwe1.79%EN08/01/201601/08/2016
spokesman for the war3.58%EN07/29/201629/07/2016
porte-parole des anciens combattants2.15%FR07/28/201628/07/2016
liberation war veterans association spokesman0.36%EN06/30/201630/06/2016
spokesperson of the zimbabwe0.36%EN05/19/201619/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Douglas MahiyaEN87.13%
Douglas MahiyaFR11.53%
Douglas MahiyaPT1.07%
Douglas MahiyaSW0.27%


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