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ZANU PF Youths clash with war veterans

by Mandla Ndlovu
05 Dec 2018 at 15:10hrs | Views
ZANU PF Youths have clashed with the Zimbabwe National Liberations War Veterans Association over the statements by the latter that the Zimbabwe Presidentail age limit must be moved from 40 to 52.

Posting on the micro blogging site Twitter on Tuesday, the League said, "At one time, the liberation war and the subsequent the Lancaster House talks were commanded by a 30 something year old General Josiah Magama Tongogara.

"Although he died at only 41, he had immensely contributed to the creation of an independent and black-led  Zimbabwe."

The Youth League statements were echoed by the opposition MDC aligned youth wing Generation Consensus who blasted  War Vets Secretary General for being a,  "mad ageist who wants to effect political genocide on the youth of Zimbabwe."

Matemadanda on Tuesday said the former freedom fighters were seeking the ZANU PF December conference to ask the Parliament to raise the age limit of those who can contest for the presidential election from the age of 40 to 52.

Matemadanda said it was also their proposal that the ages for contesting for council and MP positions should be 18 years and above while those seeking to contest for Senate must be 40 years and above.

"This will make sure that anyone who contests for the Presidency is mature enough to run the country," he said.

Source - Byo24News