Friday, 22 July 2016

GOVT RUBBISHES WAR VETS STATEMENT

The government has described the war vets statement which attacked President Mugabe as treasonous.

In a statement, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Welfare Services for the War Veterans, War Collaborators, former Political Detainees and Restrictees, Retired Brigadier General Asher Walter Tapfumaneyi claimed that  those who attended the meeting have distanced themselves from the document.
 
Retired Brigadier General Tapfumaneyi said all issues relating to the welfare of war veterans and their relationship with the ruling party were tabled in their meeting with their patron Robert Mugabe at the City Sports Centre in Harare in April this year.

He said both the Zanu PF politburo and Cabinet are seized with the resolution of the meeting as contained in the report that was released by the ministry on the 9th of May this year with a view to address as many issues as possible by April 2017 when another meeting will be held.  

The government described the communiqué, issued on Thursday as treasonous. Retired Brigadier General Tapfumaneyi called on all patriotic veterans of the liberation struggle to remain loyal to President Robert Mugabe and the party, adding that they should be wary of divisive machinations by Zimbabwe's detractors.  

Meanwhile, investigations are underway to establish the origins, authorship, ownership and purpose of the document.

 

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