Some war veterans are converging in Harare today in a show of solidarity with their patron, President Mugabe. War collaborators and ex-detainees have also been invited. This comes in the wake of a communiqué attacking President Mugabe that was issued to members of the media.
Mugabe is expected to speak on the challenges faced by war veterans and divisions in the party. Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association secretary for lands Cde George Matenda, who is part of a team that organised today’s event, confirmed the solidarity meeting.
He said President Mugabe, in his capacity as ZNLWVA patron, would address the freedom fighters. “It is a solidarity meeting with our patron. All comrades are invited to come and show their support to their patron,” he said.
No one has claimed authorship of the communiqué. Government has since activated its security agencies to establish the origins and authorship of the communiqué.