Mlala dissociates self from renegade war vets
WAR veterans Council of Elders member Cde George Mlala yesterday refuted reports that he was part of a group attempting a hostile takeover of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association.
Over the weekend, Welfare Services for War Veterans, Collaborators and Ex-Detainees Minister Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube accused Cde Mlala and the Minister of State for Manicaland Province Cde Mandi Chimene of leading a faction within the ZNLWVA in a bid to destabilise and take over the association.
Yesterday, Cde Mlala accused Rtd Col Dube of failing to understand his duties. He claimed that the Minister wanted war veterans to be part of the Christopher Mutsvangwa-led group that was expelled from Zanu PF.
“The Minister is saying we want to hijack the power of the war veterans. My question is how? Initially we didn’t want to respond, we wanted to talk to him first but we felt that we have spoken to him several times trying to make him understand that he’s minister of the war veterans not associations.
“It appears he doesn’t understand. War veterans and associations’ affairs are two different things. His job is to