War vets receive cars 

Source: War vets receive cars | The Herald August 30, 2018

Freeman Razemba Senior Reporter
Zanu-PF yesterday handed over vehicles to provincial chairpersons of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) in fulfilment of the party’s commitment to improving their welfare.

The vehicles were given to the chairpersons by Zanu-PF secretary for Administration Cde Obert Mpofu at the party headquarters in Harare.

Cde Mpofu, who is also the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, said the war veterans should never think they were being ignored as the party was making efforts to secure their vehicles.

“Never ever think you will be ignored because of your role, you are an affiliate of the party,” he said.

“Affiliate doesn’t mean you are a lesser component of the party. You are the main component of the party when it comes to the liberation of this country.

“The policies of this country and the commitment that you made during the struggle to bring this country to where it is, so we were trying to mobilise some resources to secure vehicles for you.”

Cde Mpofu appealed to the war veterans to keep the brand markings on the vehicles and that they should not shy away from their identity, Zanu-PF.

“But all these vehicles are branded, I understand some comrades thought these branding will compromise their work, no, Zanu-PF is in power, Zanu-PF is Government,” he said.

“The Government that is there is a Zanu-PF Government, so we should not shy away from our identity. We are appealing to you to keep those brands there. I have just been speaking to HE (President Mnangagwa) now about that.

“He said, no, look here, those brands have to be there because the property belongs to the party and if we are not happy with those brands, I think the cars should be brought back so that we decide on what type of vehicle we can give you which does not associate you with the party, Zanu-PF.”

Cde Mpofu said the vehicles were meant to make it easy for the war veterans chairpersons to mobilise people in their respective provinces.

He urged them not to abuse the vehicles.

“So, comrades these are your vehicles and they are meant to make it easy for you to mobilise people in your respective areas, but they should not be abused on private business because people would be seeing that it is a party vehicle,” siad Cde Mpofu.

“If you start abusing it, doing things that people will see, that is against the party, we should avoid that. Let’s respect this property, look after it and what we do in the party is that after five years you may own it, it will be yours.

“So if you abuse it, we will take it away from you. So, we don’t want to do that. Keep it as if it’s yours because it will be yours eventually.”

Cde Mpofu appealed to the war veterans to remain disciplined and united as an association.

He said the chairpersons had a role to play in uniting people in their provinces, especially some war veterans who had formed some splinter groups.

“You chairpersons should unite people in your provinces,” he said. “Bring every war veteran to you because this is the only association that is registered in the party. There are others who are trying to form some reactionary splinter groups, please bring them back to the fold. The proper war veterans association is this one.”

Cde Mpofu said so far the party had distributed more than 400 vehicles that it had purchased for members.

He said whatever President Mnangagwa had promised, it will be fulfilled and delivered.

ZNLWVA spokesperson Cde Douglas Mahiya assured Cde Mpofu that the vehicles would be put to good use.

ZNLWVA chairperson for Matabeleland North province Cde Sonny Key Mguni said: “We are excited about what happened today. We thought we had been left out. We have a caring father in the form of His Excellency Cde ED Mnangagwa.”


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    There is no money for the hospitals and medicines, Education is not exactly well done


    The Government or ZANU PF can afford to buy 400 vehicles for the war veterans, who whilst they apparently liberated Zimbabwe, have been leeches ever since

    Me thinks perhaps, they have their priorities wrong, but if the government can afford to go and do their medicals elsewhere and educcate their children elsewhere, perhaps they dont?

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    Sipendu 3 years ago

    Woe veges that lot. Noses firmly in the trough now that they backed a winner.

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    Zviyo 3 years ago

    So war vets ar for the party not country and people. Sad to b reduced to a militia for the party. Zanupf may b in power but our brothers and sisters liberated the country not Zanupf. If Zanupf fails the people like it has done war vets shuld stand by the people like they claimed during mugabes reign. Do yu ever b reduced to a militia that props up a Junta that has no respect for people. Obert has bn in government during Mugabe till now. He wants yu to b his militia and Zanupf. He knows you have bn crucial to their remaining in power. Now the reward is cars to chairmen if provinces not for yo gud but his gud. Him and his governing Junta shall rule while yu prop them. Cohesion of people is a very bad act . As liberators yu are now feared and lorthed b cause yu lack good principles. Obert is a Dr and yu guys ar ordinary and gud for use by such people. Work up and remember the objectives of the armed struggle. The revolution has now lost meaning and now eating its children and offsprings. If these cars are to be branded why not in the association with logos and colors. Don’t b reduced to a militia! Yu have Truely morphed to just a militia and storm troopers of Zanupf. Could it b lack of education that you don’t see what we your children are seing as abuse of our parents.