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Fresh headache for Mnangagwa, Zanu-PF

by Staff reporter
25 Oct 2019 at 14:21hrs | Views
MORE war veterans are expressing their disquiet over the direction Zimbabwe is taking  with disgruntled former freedom fighters also lashing out at Zanu-PF for breaking many of the promises the party made to them in November 2017, when the military ousted the late former president Robert Mugabe.

The Daily News reports that there is currently a determined new bid by disaffected war veterans to jettison the current executive of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA)  which they accuse of not paying attention to their welfare.

To make matters worse for Zanu-PF, there is growing unhappiness among the former freedom fighters over the worsening economic rot  which saw one of the ZNLWVA's executive members publicly attacking President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government last week over their stewardship of Zimbabwe's dying economy.

Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, a number of war veterans accused Mnangagwa and Zanu-PF of going back on a central committee decision of November 2017, which apparently set aside a quota for former freedom fighters in all contested ruling party elections.

Some disgruntled war veterans are up in arms against their executive which is led by former Cabinet minister Christopher Mutsvangwa.

Sources privy to the goings-on in the ZNLWVA, told the Daily News yesterday that many provincial structures were busy mobilising members against their leadership.

Last week, ZNLWVA political commissar Francis Nhando set the cat among the pigeons when he bluntly accused Mnangagwa and his misfiring government of running the economy into the ground.

Source - dailynews