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We Have Nothing To Do With ZANU PF - War Veterans

We Have Nothing To Do With ZANU PF - War Veterans

Members of the War Veterans’ Welfare Pressure Group (WVWPG) have distanced themselves from ZANU PF, saying they are not concerned about the ruling party’s affairs.

Forty (40) ex-combatants who are WVWPG members were arrested on Tuesday in Harare for protesting against the $16 000 per month pension stipends they are currently getting.

They were taken to various police stations in Harare and charged with inciting public violence.

They are being represented by Tinashe Chinopfukutwa, Paida Saurombe and Blessing Nyamaropa of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

WVWPG chairperson Amos Sigauke said the heroes of the armed liberation struggle were disappointed with ZANU PF’s lack of concern for their welfare and henceforth, their “political marriage” with the ruling party was over. Said Sigauke:

We are not attending [the ZANU PF Annual People’s Conference currently underway in Bindura] because we are not ZANU PF. We have nothing to do with ZANU PF. We are not involved in ZANU PF politics.

We are not even a ZANU PF faction. ZANU PF has its own problems, which we are not concerned with.

If there is anyone among us who wants to attend the ZANU PF rally, they can go in their own capacity.

We are not concerned about their affairs. What we are concerned with is for government to consider our plight and review our monthly earnings.

If government addresses our concerns, then you will not see us here.

Meanwhile, ZANU PF acting spokesperson Mike Bimha said members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) were part of the party conference underway in Bindura. Said Bimha:

The war veterans that were allegedly protesting in town are just a few individuals with their own views detached from the position of the association which is affiliated with our party.

The ZNLWVA is the latest wing that joined to form our party and we are working well with them.

If there were issues with regards to the members’ affiliation to the party, the chairperson Comrade Mutsvangwa would have notified us.

So far, there are no complaints as far as membership of the war veterans in ZANU PF is concerned. War veterans are part of the proceedings of the conference underway.

More: NewsDay


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9 Comments

Mlubale Leonard Ndlovu 7 months ago

Yes I agree that the warveterans are the worst suffering people in Zimbabwe compared to other warvets in nerbouring
countries,no houses,no farms or villages,no medical care,in towns most of them are lodgers and the $16000 they are getting can't pay rent because the landlords need their rent in US dollars,least the Government which they put in power don't care about them.That does not mean they must abandon their party,the party is not for the leaders,hence leaders come and go.


Kkkk 7 months ago

Just a few. The rest wallow in poverty eg the late Cde Vhuu

MuGrade 2 7 months ago

No farms uhmm they got 10farms each

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 7 months ago

THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TO HEAR WAR VETERANS OR A GROUP OF LIBERATION WAR FIGHTERS DISTANCING THEMSELVES FROM ZANU PF. THIS GROUP OF WAR VETERANS HAVE FALLEN SHORT OF TELLING US WHO THEY SUPPORT POLITICALLY. THEY HAVE CLEARLY DISTANCED THEMSELVES FROM ZANU PF. THEY HAVE NOT SAID THEY ARE APOLITICAL.

THESE GUYS MUST NOW COME OUT IN THE OPEN AND INFORM THE PUBLIC WHO THEY SUPPORT POLITICALLY BECAUSE IT IS THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO ASSOCIATE OR DISASSOCIATE WITH ANY GROUP OF THEIR CHOICE.

YOURS SINCERELY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Daily prophecy 7 months ago

#NgaapindeHakeMukomana


Sir 7 months ago

Masvuvurwa nenhamo ka zivai pekuvhotera starting from today


Kira... 7 months ago

Support yu comrds ndimi cangu vachoo zvitangidzei


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Joel Rujeko 7 months ago

Those are lies. We have abandoned them and they no longer have our support at all. We fought for freedom not oppression of our own people. This has to stop or else something bad will happen. I have warned you and be warned because we strongly condemn violence


Nyamuteyi Takateya 7 months ago

Padzinotungana dzemudanga,ma1 anenge atanga.

Regai Mugabe aitaura kuti ndirikushaiwa wekusiira tsvimbo nekuti varipo vose havana kukodzera imbudzi dzevanhu hezvo tozviona nhasi uno tisati tamboenda kure kana.

Gushungo dai watonga hako uri kwaZvimba pasi pevhu zvitori nani.



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