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Mnangagwa must call war veterans to order

21 Nov 2022 at 04:58hrs | Views
WHILE it is a public secret that Zimbabwe is a democracy where freedom of expression and freedom of thought are enshrined in the Constitution, it defies logic that a person who left the comfort of his home to wage the war of liberation expresses views that are contrary to the ethos of the liberation struggle.

 The statement that war veterans are plotting to force the government to  facilitate their acquisition of vehicles free of duty is a sign of misplaced priorities.

The war veterans are just thinking of themselves and not the country as a whole. Other countries are forging ahead with their development agendas, why not Zimbabwe?

If President Emmerson Mnangagwa is serious about reviving the economy, he has to be firm and ignore the war veterans' demands.

While Mnangagwa is indicating that he is turning left, his foot soldiers are turning right. The dream of attaining a middle-class economy by 2030 is likely to remain a pipe dream if the comrades are not called to order.

We thought Mnangagwa learnt from the late former President Robert Mugabe's moment of madness when he awarded $50 000 gratuity to each war veteran which led the local currency to crash.

Several countries around the world are registering meaningful development and Zimbabwe should not be left behind.

The war veterans' demands must be thrown out the window.

It's time to rebuild the country.

Source - Newsday Zimbabwe
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