Fac­tion­al­ism rocks Mat South war vets

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Richard Muponde

THE Zim­babwe Lib­er­a­tion War Veter­ans As­so­ci­a­tion Mata­bele­land South pro­vin­cial ex­ec­u­tive led by Deputy Home Af­fairs Min­is­ter, Cde Obe­d­ingwa Mguni has been barred from us­ing the war veter­ans’ of­fice and hall at the Zanu-PF pro­vin­cial head­quar­ters by a ri­val group aligned to Cde Mandi Chimene.

The Cde Chimene aligned group which is led by Cde Eyer Moyo met at the Zanu-PF hall in Gwanda on Fri­day and re­solved to bar the ri­val group from us­ing the premises af­ter ac­cus­ing it of work­ing against Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe.

The meet­ing was also at­tended by the group’s act­ing na­tional vice pres­i­dent, Ge­orge Mlala.

The res­o­lu­tion to bar mem­bers of Cde Mguni’s ex­ec­u­tive was en­dorsed by all the seven war veter­ans’ dis­tricts in the prov­ince namely Ma­tobo, Umz­ing­wane, Gwanda, Beit­bridge, Bulil­ima, In­siza and Mangwe.

The pro­vin­cial sec­re­tary gen­eral Cde John Dube said they could not al­low a group which through its damn­ing com­mu­niqué, con­firmed it is fight­ing the Pres­i­dent, to con­tinue us­ing party of­fices.

“They are work­ing against Zanu-PF and our Pres­i­dent and pa­tron. They should not be al­lowed to use the of­fice here and this venue for meetings. We should take the keys to the of­fice and make sure that they are not given ac­cess to the hall for their meetings,” said Cde Dube.

Cde Moyo said those un­der Cde Mguni have no man­date to run the af­fairs of war veter­ans in the prov­ince as their chair­per­son Christo­pher Mutsvangwa was fight­ing Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe.

“We can’t fol­low such peo­ple. How would our con­cerns reach the Pres­i­dent if the leader is fight­ing the very per­son who is sup­posed to help us? We can’t al­low that to hap­pen. We were given the man­date to run the af­fairs of the as­so­ci­a­tion by the Pres­i­dent and or­gan­ise a congress to choose the new lead­er­ship,” said Cde Moyo.

Cde Mguni could not be reached for com­ment as he was said to be in a meet­ing yes­ter­day.

Cde Obe­d­ingwa Mguni

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