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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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