Fresh di­vi­sions in Masvingo war vets’ ex­ec­u­tive

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Wal­ter Mswazie Masvingo Cor­re­spon­dent

FRESH di­vi­sions have emerged among war veter­ans in Masvingo fol­low­ing a meet­ing led by act­ing na­tional chair­per­son Cde Ge­orge Mlala which ush­ered a new in­terim ex­ec­u­tive.

The re­cently elected in­terim pro­vin­cial ex­ec­u­tive com­prises for­mer pro­vin­cial sec­re­tary for lands Cde Reuben Chikono as chair­man, Chiredzi East MP Cde Den­ford Masiya (deputy chair), Cde Ku­dak­washe Dzoro (sec­re­tary-gen­eral) and Cde Ad­more Hwarare (po­lit­i­cal com­mis­sar), among oth­ers.

The new pro­vin­cial in­terim com­mit­tee re­places the Cde Ten­deukai Chi­nooneka-led ex­ec­u­tive.

In an in­ter­view Cde Hwarare on Tues­day said the ex­ec­u­tive led by Cde Chi­noneka “is now his­tory” and they no longer rep­re­sented war veter­ans in the prov­ince.

“We had an elec­tion re­cently and a new in­terim ex­ec­u­tive was ush­ered in.

“As the new po­lit­i­cal com­mis­sar, I am al­ready on the ground work­ing on re­struc­tur­ing dis­trict com­mit­tees.

Cde Chi­nooneka and his ex­ec­u­tive are now his­tory. They are wa­ter un­der the bridge,” said Cde Hwarare.

He said war veter­ans are part of Zanu-PF and any­one who is ex­pelled from the party can­not con­tinue lead­ing the as­so­ci­a­tion.

“Cde Chi­nooneka’s ex­ec­u­tive sup­ports the likes of war veter­ans’ leader Christo­pher Mutsvangwa, Vic­tor Matemadanda and Dou­glas Mahiya who were ex­pelled from Zanu-PF.

“The trio was ex­pelled for dis­obey­ing our pa­tron Pres­i­dent Cde Robert Mu­gabe and they can­not con­tinue lead­ing us,” said Cde Hwarare.

Con­tacted for com­ment Cde Chi­nooneka vowed to stay put and de­scribed the elec­tion of an in­terim ex­ec­u­tive as null and void.

“I have just heard that we have been re­placed but we can­not be re­placed by in­di­vid­u­als who are just power hun­gry.

“The elec­tion of a new ex­ec­u­tive is null and void.

“Sur­pris­ingly their leader Cde Chikono is sec­re­tary for lands in my ex­ec­u­tive that I ex­pected him to en­gage us if he had griev­ances.

“Some of our mem­bers were elected in ab­sen­tia with­out their knowl­edge,” said Cde Chi­nooneka.

“Cdes Mutsvangwa, Vic­tor Matemadanda and Mahiya who were ex­pelled from the party re­main Zanu-PF by blood and war veter­ans at heart.” — @wal­terbm­swazie2.

Christo­pher Mutsvangwa

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