War vets crunch indaba on today

Herald Reporter
THE Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) will today convene a meeting at the City Sports Centre to brief its members on the emergency meeting held by the national executive this week.

The association’s national executive met on Monday to adopt a special resolution for the holding of an emergency general congress of members to discuss several issues arising from the recent developments in the country.

ZLNWVA’s national information and publicity secretary Cde Douglas Mahiya urged all its members to be in attendance without fail.

“The meeting tomorrow (today) is meant to apprise our members on the deliberations we had on Monday,” said Cde Mahiya.

“Obviously several issues including our welfare and position with regard to leadership will be discussed.”

On Monday, the ex-combatants met and were united behind national chairman Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa and dismissed the vote of no-confidence passed against him and three others last week as a nullity.

The highly-charged meeting was attended by mainly members of the national executive from the country’s nine provinces.

In his address, the ZNLWVA’s secretary-general Cde Victor Matemadanda launched a scathing attack on G40 accusing them of causing instability in the country.

Notably, issues that were discussed include the abusive language and vilification of war veterans at a Rushinga rally in October last year and the harassment, suspensions and expulsions of revolutionary elements within zanu-pf in defiance of the party’s Constitution and procedures at the instance of the G40.

They also discussed the dissipation of State resources, brutal and inhuman treatment of citizens by local authorities at the behest of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere.

Also discussed was the issue relating to paying lip service to the plight of the masses and paying lip service to the fight against corruption.

Violation of the national constitution and rule of law was also discussed. This arose from the recent arrest of Prosecutor-General Mr Johannes Tomana in connection with the Gushungo Dairy attempted bombing in Mazowe.

They also spoke about attempts to push for security sector reform agenda through the vilification of the defence forces among others.

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  • Kufandada

    This news does not bring maize onto family tables.People want to hear about efforts to avert hunger and disease.The majority of people in Zimbabwe are sick and tired of an unprogressive small group of people that seek the attention of the President like teenage girls.It is utterly foolish to imagine that his Excellence the President will abandon his wife to appease a few bruised egos.

    • Hacha Duke of Enkeldoorn

      They have no solution to Zimbabwe’s challenges hence they keep us occupied with their fights and squabbles. Elections were held in 2013 but since July 2014 all the news has been on ZANU PF fights and we hardly see these protagonists appearing in the media on development issues. They just do not have time to do the work they were elected to do.

    • Kingongo

      …but reading through the article, it appears like the issues concerning the war vets are actually similar to yours. At least they’re doing something about it & expressing their tiredness of hearing the empty statements you still want to hear.

      • Collin Mackenzie

        Ma War Vets what ? Marara chete chete.
        They are all old Just give them a barton stick.

    • Antonio

      Why did you bruise their ego??
      Unofunga chakakosha isadza chete?

    • mc3946

      so the whole newspaper should be full of maize stories?????????????

  • haiwawo

    Trust them all in their delusion to conflate party with country. The only instability has been caused by misgovernance. In sane countries, infighting within a political party should NOT affect how a country runs because there is a separation of state affairs and party politics.

  • marie

    “This thing of saying I went to war you didn’t go to war, nonsense! We should not hear that at all from anyone. (Vice-Presidents Phelekezela) Mphoko and (Emmerson) Mnangagwa went to war, but I have never heard them saying that these ones didn’t go to war, we went to war. They know it’s a record they bear, everybody will know, but once you brag about it, we will ask did you go alone and even go further and ask what you did during the war,” said President Mugabe.

  • Fred Muchena

    they should be in the farms they were given, producing food to feed the nation, instead of making endless noises.

  • Ba2

    In 2014 Dr Amai goes across the country and sometime later Mai Mujuru is fired. The incumbent war vet leader Jabulani Sibanda does not attend the rallies and complains he is castigated and fired. Mutsvangwa is the first to tell off Mai Mujuru and the rest of the guys like Shamu expressing a lot of delight on their demise. They organise a press conference and the Matemadandas are elected to lead the War Vets displacing the others who were victim of the rallies……
    Fast forward 2016 a Dr Amai rally is held in Chiweshe and afterwards Mutsvangwa and Matemadanda are on their way out. Now because it is them they are frantically trying to get the symparthy of the people and pointing out all sorts of issues. Now using gvt resources for these rallies is an issue to Chris & crew because they are heading for isolation? When it was used to purged out Jabulani it was ok?Can they be taken seriously? I think not. The President himself last year sometime said it kuti iwe unoti ini handibviswe… unobviswa. In Chiweshe Dr Amai laughed it off and said ko iwe wakaseka wani pakabviswa vamwe…nhasi wochema nekuti wakubviswa.

    I think Mutsvangwa and crew are just wasting their time. Its too late.

    • Kusvikazvanaka

      Zvakaoma varume. Tinosvika kupi chaizvo. MaWar vets anoda kupihwa mari each day…havazivi kuti vanhu vaneta nazvo…nzxaaa

    • thing

      ko ivo mai vacho vachachema here pavachabviswa, kana kuti vachaseka? Mutambo wavakatanga uyu hauperi nyore.

  • mc3946

    Let’s be practical and be open minded….. the President declaration’s declaration and the Herald’s news are two parallel things…. writing about the drought in the whole newspapers would be craziness…. after all for how many days? Come on…. you are smarter than that

  • Fred Muchena

    Did they get police clearance?

  • Collin Mackenzie

    Farm raiders must stop threatening people.
    The first lady so on point and no one should stop her from naming and shaming.

    This group of farm raiders did this to Ami Muguri knowing clearly there motive .

    • Biggie Taapatsi

      Farm raiders, really! Whose farms?

  • Collin Mackenzie

    War Vets marara chete chete