War vets un­veil new mem­ber­ship cards

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Oliver Kazunga Se­nior Re­porter

THE Zim­babwe Na­tional Lib­er­a­tion War Vet­er­ans As­so­ci­a­tion (ZNLWA) has un­veiled new mem­ber­ship cards that it said would help to dis­tin­guish gen­uine mem­bers el­i­gi­ble to vote to choose of­fice bear­ers from un­de­sir­ables.

Ad­dress­ing mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion dur­ing a meet­ing held at their of­fices in En­tum­bane sub­urb yes­ter­day, Bu­l­awayo pro­vin­cial chair­man Cde Cephas Ncube said the new mem­ber­ship card was en­dorsed re­cently by the ZNLWA na­tional ex­ec­u­tive.

“The agenda of our meet­ing to­day is to brief you on a num­ber of is­sues that were dis­cussed dur­ing our re­cently held na­tional ex­ec­u­tive meet­ing in Masvingo. One of the is­sues that were dis­cussed at the na­tional ex­ec­u­tive meet­ing in Masvingo re­lates to the new mem­ber­ship card for the as­so­ci­a­tion.

“Each of the 10 prov­inces has got the se­ri­alised mem­ber­ship cards for se­cu­rity rea­sons,” he said.

Cde Ncube said the ZNLWA mem­ber­ship in­cluded war col­lab­o­ra­tors, trained and un­trained lib­er­a­tion war cadres who are card­hold­ers of the as­so­ci­a­tion’s new card.

“We have in the past seen some peo­ple pur­port­ing to be mem­bers of our as­so­ci­a­tion thus the as­so­ci­a­tion has come up with the new mem­ber­ship card so that gen­uine mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion can be pos­i­tively iden­ti­fied.

“In line with the ZNLWA con­sti­tu­tion, only card­hold­ers of the new mem­ber­ship card can par­tic­i­pate in our elec­tions. What it also means is that if you are not a card­holder, you are not part of the as­so­ci­a­tion,” he said.

The new mem­ber­ship cards are ac­ces­si­ble at the as­so­ci­a­tion’s district of­fices across the coun­try.

Cde Ncube said dur­ing their re­cent na­tional ex­ec­u­tive meet­ing in Masvingo other is­sues dis­cussed were re­lated to the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion, war vet­er­ans’ wel­fare and the as­so­ci­a­tion’s con­sti­tu­tion. “On the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion, let me not dwell on na­tional is­sues be­cause I might dis­tort the in­for­ma­tion,” he said.

Cde Ncube said the need to im­prove the wel­fare of war vet­er­ans was also noted dur­ing the meet­ing in Masvingo and the lead­er­ship agreed to work to­wards im­prov­ing the war vet­er­ans’ wel­fare. — okazunga

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