President Mugabe is expected to attend the extraordinary general meeting of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) to be held in Harare next week at a venue yet to be announced.
Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Ex-Political Detainees and Restrictees Minister, who is also the deputy secretary for war veterans affairs in the Politburo and the national chairman of ZNLWVA, Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa, said the meeting that was supposed to be held this Friday at Harare City Sports Centre had been postponed to enable the President to attend.
“This development ensues from an audience that the Honourable Minister had with His Excellency the President this afternoon (yesterday), wherein the President expressed his desire to spend as much time as possible in frank and cordial interaction with his fellow war veterans during the planned meeting.
“The minister also wishes to convey the President’s assurances to all the surviving gallant veterans of the liberation struggle that, as their patron, he has been fully appraised of all issues concerning their welfare and has undertaken to ensure that all outstanding matters, including the burning issues of unpaid school fees and medical support, will be immediately attended to,” Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Ex-Political Detainees and Restrictees ministry said in a statement.
The ministry said President Mugabe lent his support to the expeditious launch of various business ventures and projects that were presently being pursued by the ministry, through numerous global financing and technical partnerships, for the benefit of all bona fide veterans of the liberation struggle.
The war veterans meeting of February 18 was called off after police stopped the indaba because it had not been cleared by relevant authorities.