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Zanu-PF launches War Veterans League

by Staff reporter
07 Jun 2020 at 16:37hrs | Views
ZANU-PF has launched the War Veterans League at Altena Farm in Muzarabani District in line with the 2019 Zanu PF conference resolutions.

Altena farm, in Muzarabani district where the first shots of the Second Chimurenga war were fired on December 21, 1972, proved a befitting venue for the historic launch of the Zanu-PF War Veterans League.

Zanu-PF Secretary for War Veterans Affairs, Douglas Mahiya said the formation of the War veterans wing is a milestone achievement, adding the league will now co-exist alongside other party wings like the main wing, youth and women's league.

"I want to thank President Emmerson Mnangagwa because something like this had never happened in our party. This is a thing that has been done by the party leadership so we are all in agreement. We have gathered here to create the leadership so that it can do political work," he said.

Mashonaland Central becomes the first province to have an interim executive that will be led by Richard Chirongwe and deputised by Luke Mushore.

"I thank you for what has happened and the confidence shown in me. The team that has been chosen here is a formidable team, they are skilled tacticians if you trace their work record during the struggle," he noted.

Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Minister Retired Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri challenged the new team to work hard in attaining 5 million votes in the 2023 elections.

"You must not watch political activity from the terraces. You must now conduct party programmes like the women and youth wings so that we reach 5 million votes targeted by the National political commissar. This is not time to celebrate until after 2023. We are here for something done by the President which we think had been delayed for 40 years. A thing to accept his family together women, youths. President made us a league as veterans of the struggle. He says I'm a listening President. We said we are outside can't we be together and work together with others," said Minister Shiri.

The Zanu-PF War Veterans League will cater for ruling party members and will not interfere with the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Assoction which remains intact to accommodate all war veterans, including those that do not support the ruling party.

Source - zbc