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War Veterans Vow Not To Campaign For ZANU PF

War Veterans Vow Not To Campaign For ZANU PF

The Liberation War Veterans (LWV) says its members will not be lured by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’ Government to campaign for ZANU PF ahead of the 2023 elections saying the Government has reneged on numerous promises it made to the ex-combatants.

Speaking to The NewsHawks last week, Liberation War Veterans chairperson Amos Sigauke claimed the Government has falsely promised them money if they campaign for the ruling party. Said Sigauke.

If it used to happen before, it will not happen again. The comrades are now wiser. If it used to happen, we will not allow that.

That will not happen again, we cannot be used again to serve a purpose to have few people lining their pockets.

We can’t have a handful benefitting from the country’s independence while the rest suffer. We can’t continue having such a situation.

In saying they are pushing for some mujibhas to benefit, they want to push their own youths to get in and benefit and get onto the feeding trough ahead of 2023, but war veterans are wiser than that. We cannot have that.

They have failed to deliver for the last 41 years. We are not asking for the impossible, all we are asking for are our dues.

We are asking for our money which is legally binding but was stolen by some of them. Imagine as we speak 39 of our comrades are before the courts for demanding what is theirs.

Imagine reporting every Friday at our age with the different (health) conditions we have.

I personally go for dialysis and if I do not go to report I am arrested. We don’t take that nonsense.

Thirty-nine war veterans were arrested in October last year in Harare during a protest for better stipends and charged with inciting public violence.

The 39 are out on bail and are required to report every Friday to their nearest police stations, among other conditions.

Sigauke also accused President Mnangagwa’s Government of prioritising the interests of white former commercial farmers at the expense of freedom fighters. He said:

Now they are negotiating with white farmers to compensate them their US$3.5 billion and they did that because they fear them.

They are subservient to the whites and where were these people during the war? Most of them ran away from the bush and were in hotels and universities while sacrificing others and they still want to sacrifice war veterans now but we are not going to do that, never again.

He said Mnangagwa has made numerous promises to war veterans since April 2018 but none has hitherto materialised. Said Sigauke:

They lied and in 2018 he said he will meet us every April. How many Aprils have passed since then? We can’t be lied to when he meets whites almost all the time and having dinners and all.

Why do they launch their things in hotels and not Zimbabwe Grounds? We can’t be fooled like that. We are wiser than that.

We are all war veterans and bigger in our own right and they must not scare us to say shefu says this or that. We are all equal and of the same age, we fought the same war and no one should threaten anyone.

Tell me, who is in government now who was not there in 1980? What new things do they want to deliver now that they failed to deliver then?

Everyone is crying and it is another way of hoodwinking the people by registering their own youths to benefit from the funds and campaign for them in 2023.

They should be sincere and they hired private lawyers to defend against giving us money.

Last week Defence and War Veterans Affairs Minister Oppah Muchinguri said the Government will address the plight of the ex-combatants and their pensions are being reviewed upwards to match those of the uniformed forces.

More: The NewsHawks


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18 Comments

Makelanwi 2 months ago

Nothing on Earth lasts eternity.Zvana ED NECHIZANU ZVICHAPERA!


𝙼𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚊𝚣𝚊 2 months ago

𝚂𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚐𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚗𝚘 𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚛 𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚏𝚞𝚕 𝚓𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝙼𝚗𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚊𝚐𝚠𝚊 𝚑𝚒𝚖𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏. 𝙼𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝙻𝚒𝚋𝚎𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚠𝚊𝚛 𝚟𝚎𝚝𝚜 𝚍𝚒𝚎𝚍 𝚊 𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚊𝚐𝚘 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚜 𝚒𝚜 𝚋𝚞𝚗𝚌𝚑 𝚘𝚏 𝚜𝚢𝚌𝚘𝚙𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚌 𝚐𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚜 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗 𝚠𝚊𝚕𝚔.


Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Toothless Dogs.You sold out when Mnangagwa rose to power through military intervention.Why did you allow the Coup to stand,you were supposed as veterans of war to stand by the principles of the liberation struggle.As for me I nolonger have respect for the War Vets,nxaaa.let Ed rule forever nxass


Makelanwi 2 months ago

Toothless Dogs.You sold out when Mnangagwa rose to power through military intervention.Why did you allow the Coup to stand,you were supposed as veterans of war to stand by the principles of the liberation struggle.As for me I nolonger have respect for the War Vets,nxaaa.


Sponono 2 months ago

Bambo maiva mujibha imi manje isu ma war vet chaiwo toti PAMBERI NE ZANU PF
PASI NE MHANDU
PASI NE MHANU
PAMBERI NE ZANU PF


Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Sponono anoziva nyaya yake,anongopindira pese pese so am destroying him...I will copy his name n yours kusvika mati sorry...ini ndinonzi Vybz,ndinenharo..ndini gamba pano..

THE INCREDIBLE YELLOW HULK 2 months ago

Fake Sponono,the real Sponono is not a frog like you

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aaa 2 months ago

let's vote for change if war vertrans are complaining who are you to deny baba president Chamisa .


weUmambo 2 months ago

let's all vote for a change hope things will get better someday


manginde 2 months ago

vote for CCC for a better Zimbabwe


Mude 2 months ago

He said " who is in gvt who was not there in 1980". Isu tichitokurawo kuma80s taitonzi tichazoitawo vatungamiriri vamangwana but team ra1980 richipo saka tarisiro yekuita vatungamiriri hachina, hameno vachidiki kuti muchitawo here vatungamiriri


Obey 2 months ago

vanhu vese vanoti pamberi neZanu ndofunga mazvinzwirawo nemashoko emunhu mukuru uyo akarwawo hondo kwete yepa media but yekusunungura nyika, ataura mashoko akaibva anoda anenjere kumanzwa , hapana asirikuchema nekuda kwekutadza kwehurumende kutangira kuvashandi vayo kusvika kuvashandirwi , mateacher , madoctor haasikupihwa mare dzinovararamisa nemhuri dzawo , mishonga kuzvipatara hakuna , maservices ari poor both kumaruva nekumatown ndopaunoona uchiti ED pfeee 🦍🦍 dziri kwesere here kufarira kutambura kweruzhinji , tine vanhu vanomwa mapiritsi akasiyana siyana munyika anoda kutengwa neUS dollar but vakawanda varikufa nekutadza kutenga mishonga ikudhura vamwe kutoshaiva mari chembere beharahwa kumamisha uko vamwe vanomwa eBP vamwe kubaiva TB , kunyangweuine mari dzako unofana kufungawo kuti ariko arikutambura anodawo help . Ndatenda dai tachinja mafungiro tarega kusupoter vanhu vakatadza kubva 1980 upto now. Vote President Nelson Chamisa


Hameno 2 months ago

Wanditungisa babamkuru vanhu ma1 pama ptitsi apa especially line vanhu vakura ma1 coz vamwe Havasi kukwadisa kunomuda almost 200 US yemedication every month Mwari tibatsirei tiri baba venyu

Nkust 2 months ago

Assuming kuti vamwe vedu taiva vaduku nguva ye hondo, I want you to observe this so that we can conclude kuti who is a war veteran and who is not, consider the war in Ukraine and can you rule out anyone at the age of sixteen to say he is not fighting the war ndipo panokuudzai kuti everyone fought the war in one way or the other saka munhu wese aivepo panguva ye hondo mu war veteran kwete kunyepegwa hanzi nhingi akawisa chikopopoko


Yellow 2 months ago

Thanks Tanu Mk


Tanu Mk Finnity 2 months ago

The war vets must start campaigning for Chamisa # Nga phinde hakhe mukomana


▪️ 2 months ago

Regerai hamuna kana basa, Hazvitadzise Zanu Pf kuhwina zvamuri kutaura izvo tsek


ZimCitizen 2 months ago

Hayiwawo, ndo mamwe ma looters iwaya.



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