‘War vets should lead by ex­am­ple’

The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - NEWS - Chief Re­porter

PRES­I­DENT Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa has ad­vised war vet­er­ans to “walk the cor­rect line” fol­low­ing squab­bles that have rocked the Zim­babwe Na­tional Lib­er­a­tion War Vet­er­ans As­so­ci­a­tion in re­cent weeks.

War vet­er­ans in Mashona­land West have ex­pressed lack of con­fi­dence in ZNLWVA Chair Cde Christo­pher Mutsvangwa for al­legedly den­i­grat­ing Com­mand Agri­cul­ture and be­ing un­re­spon­sive to his con­stituency’s con­cerns.

Ad­dress­ing thou­sands of peo­ple at his in­au­gu­ral Thank You Rally in Murombedzi yes­ter­day, Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa said war vet­er­ans must lead by ex­am­ple.

“I have heard of dif­fer­ent kinds of is­sues com­ing from war vet­er­ans. You are the sol­diers, you are the cadres that lib­er­ated this coun­try. You must al­ways walk the cor­rect line,” he said.

The Pres­i­dent ad­vised war vet­er­ans to fol­low proper chan­nels in deal­ing with griev­ances.

“You have your struc­tures and you should ad­here to th­ese struc­tures. Your con­cerns and griev­ances should be ad­dressed by fol­low­ing the cor­rect chan­nels,” he said.

Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa ap­plauded the Zanu-PF Women’s League or­gan for its well-or­gan­ised struc­tures; and urged Zanu-PF’s Na­tional Youth Sec­re­tary, Cde Pupu­rai Tog­a­repi, to gal­vanise young peo­ple and in­volve them in busi­ness.

“We want you to get into the youths and con­tinue to en­dear them to Zanu-PF. You should un­lock op­por­tu­ni­ties for them to be part of eco­nom­i­cally gain­ful projects,” the Pres­i­dent said. Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa, who is Zanu-PF’s First Sec­re­tary, re­it­er­ated his call for unity and co­he­sion in eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, adding that Zanu-PF was big­ger than any in­di­vid­ual.

“We should all be mind­ful of the fact that Zanu-PF is too big an in­sti­tu­tion to fit into any­one’s pocket. Those who un­der­stand that will live longer in the party; but those who do not risk fall­ing by the way­side while the Zanu-PF train will con­tinue to move for­ward,” he said.

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