Register for liberation war vets on the cards

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Register for liberation war vets on the cards
Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri

Herald Reporter
THE Government will soon establish a register of veterans of the liberation struggle following the gazetting of regulations for its creation in line with requirements of the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Act.

The Act was signed into law this year to cater for the welfare of cadres that participated in the war to liberate the country.

Veterans of the liberation struggle include war veterans, non-combatant cadres, political prisoners, detainees and restrictees.

The regulations were gazetted by Defence and War Veterans Affairs Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri as contained in Statutory Instrument 199 of 2021 cited as the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle (Registration) Regulations, 2021.

Under the regulations, the Chief Director in the ministry shall establish a register to be known as the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Register, which may be divided into such parts as the Minister may consider necessary.

An application for registration as a veteran of the liberation struggle shall be in the appropriate form, either as war veterans, non-combatant cadres, political prisoners, detainees and restrictees.

“The name of every person whose application for registration as veteran of the liberation struggle is successful, shall be entered into the register or such part or parts of the register as the Chief Director may direct,” reads part of the  regulations.

Last month, President Mnangagwa launched the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Economic Empowerment Programmes and Vetting Exercise and commended war veterans for displaying unflinching patriotism during difficult times when the country was under siege from agents of regime change.

The President also announced the launch of one of the empowerment vehicles being championed by Government  the War Veterans Investment Corporation  a holding company wholly-owned by war veterans through the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Board.

The company has seven subsidiaries: Veterans Agricultural Company, Veterans Mining Company, Veterans Financial Services, Veterans Health Services, Veterans Tourism Company, Veterans Property Development Company and Veterans Security  Company.

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    Nyoni 2 weeks ago

    Not another scam! This process is all futile. At independence the assembly points would have recorded the guerrillas,etc. Where are these records. Remember many joined the other side so are these entitled anything . This taking of details now is not right given many are dead or even more won’t be interested in signing up seeing the unfairness of the whole process. In whole honesty the vets have being treated very badly since Independence and somehow feel given their advanced age most simply won’t bother.

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    Dr Ace Mukadota PhD 2 weeks ago

    ZANUPF gave war vets ZW$50 000 at time of Mugabe and that sent the ZW dollar to zero. So nobody won and everyone lost. Then Mugabe gave the war vets a farm each and they found out that farming was not everyones cup of tea.
    Now we should give them each a business.
    We could maybe say the oldest 1000 war vets could have African Distellers and then the next 1000 could take Delta and the next 1000 take OK bazaars and so on and so forth comrades. The ones not keen on alcohol and retauil might be given Zimoco so that they could then sell Mercedes Benz to the other comrades.
    And it is not even April 1 today comrades. But as you can see I am doing constructive thinking about how to reward our heroes.
    Air Zimbabwe could be given to the ZAPU comrades.