War veterans’ children stage demonstration

Children of Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association members  demonstrate against the sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West at the United States Embassy in Harare yesterday

Children of Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association members demonstrate against the sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West at the United States Embassy in Harare yesterday

Senior Reporter
CHILDREN of war veterans yesterday demonstrated at the United States Embassy in Harare against the illegal sanctions imposed on the country. The Patriotic Forum for Zimbabwe Children of National Liberation War Veterans Association (PF-ZCNLWV) was formed in July as part of efforts to reinforce and safeguard the gains of independence.

The organisation’s organising secretary, Cde Julie Chiondegwa, was yesterday afternoon taken to Avenues Clinic after she collapsed during the demonstration.

Secretary-general Cde Knowledge Kadzura said they gathered at the embassy as early as 6.30am yesterday to express their displeasure over the US foreign policy for regime change agenda through illegal sanctions.

“We recently wrote a letter to the US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Bruce Wharton, informing him about the unfulfilled pre-election promises by his country with regards to the removal of sanctions,” said Cde Kadzura. He said they would today (Friday) carry out a “full demonstration” with over 300 youths in the city.

Cde Kadzura said the illegal sanctions had put the economy under siege with major international co-operation pulling out, investors barred from investing and causing untold sufferings to the ordinary people.

In their letter to Mr Wharton, the organisation said Zimbabwe like the rest of Africa was in need of strong investment in infrastructure, energy projects, and rail roads, among others which were key to economic resuscitation.

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  • Mimi

    Zvenyu imi. What is needed is for these children to be offered what their parents gave their lives for, the payment of their school fees to at least perform better than their parents who gave up almost everything including education to take Zimbabwe to where it is today. Hopefully something will come out of these children’s demonstration but I doubt…… ICHO!!!

  • Madzibaba

    CHIPANGANO

  • Onslo Mukundi

    Haiwavo.

    Nyaya yema War Vets ichanetsa iyi.

    Ko kana baba vangu vaibikira ma Comrades handisi mwana we mu War vet?

    Ko vamwe vakaenda ku hondo vaine 5 years wani vari kutungamira ma War Vets acho?

  • Dehwa

    Its a hot issue in Namibia now these kids end up being lazy because of handouts.Thanks mimi for seeing this in advance.They don’t deserve any preference

  • helpplizme

    Who printed the boards with the big writing for these children? i need some for advertising, please advise where i go to get them printed?

  • temba

    Akomana, zita rekuti War Veteran ndiro zita rakasviba mu Zimbabwe kupfuura mazita ese, its like a soiled rag!

  • Japana Hapana

    Africa is need of strong invetiment – from who comrade? From the white enemies? Kungoshandiswa, muchasvinura riini?

  • Deangelo

    Zim’s problem (and I intend this is a blanket statement) is from within. The only people you’re being “exploited” by are your corrupt leaders. In other words, it’s not an unequal distribution of wealth, it’s an unequal distribution of democracy and free markets.