Articles tagged 'war veterans'

War vets warn of unrest 8 April 2019 FORMER freedom fighters are up in arms with government over the on-going land downsizing programme as they warned of a national security risk if the matter is not handled with care.
War veterans threaten businesses against price hikes 14 January 2019 HARARE - War veterans have threatened to "deal" with business people who are they alleged were making massive profits through “unjustifiable” increase of prices. This comes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa more than doubled the price of fuel, with the sharp hike triggering a wave of price in...
Confusion over war vets congress 10 January 2019 HARARE - Internal strife within the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) is escalating with confusion surfacing on when the congress to choose the new leadership will be held. The Christopher Mutsvangwa-led executive was elected in November 2014, taking over from Jabu...
War vets demand $13,5bn 20 December 2018 HARARE - As part of the resolutions passed at the just-ended Zanu PF conference in Esigodini last week, it was agreed that members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) be rewarded in cash or kind for the instrumental role they played in ending colonial rule. It...
War veterans sue ZBC 20 December 2018 HARARE - An organisation calling itself War Veterans Welfare Group has dragged the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) to court, alleging breach of contract. In an urgent chamber application filed at the High Court, the group said it entered into an agreement with the public broadcaster, i...
Chamisa sledges war veterans over presidential age limit 6 December 2018 HARARE - Nelson Chamisa, and a broad section of Zimbabweans yesterday blasted war veterans leader Victor Matemadanda over his motion ahead of the Zanu PF annual national people's conference to have the ruling party use its super majority in Parliament to raise the minimum age for presidential asp...
War vets want presidential age limit raised to 52 years 5 December 2018 HARARE - War veterans yesterday moved a motion ahead of the Zanu PF annual national people's conference to have the ruling party use its supermajority in Parliament to raise the minimum age for presidential aspirants from the current 40 years to 52. Widely seen as targeted at MDC Alliance pres...
ED's power base weakened 21 November 2018 HARARE - The ugly fights emerging within the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) are weakening President Emmerson Mnangagwa's power base since ex-combatants played a key role in his ascendance to the throne. While it was the Zimbabwe Defence Forces which orchestrated...
War vets push for more cash 17 November 2018 HARARE - War veterans are pushing government for more money and a stake in the mainstream economy. The issue was revived in the Senate on Thursday when MDC Matabeleland North Senator Phyllis Ndlovu asked the Defence and War Veterans minister to explain what government was doing towards paying ...
War vets want Mutsvangwa out 15 November 2018 HARARE - In a surprising turn of events, some war veterans want to remove their national chairperson — Christopher Mutsvangwa — from office for allegedly undermining President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The no confidence vote, and the subsequent demand to have Mutsvangwa expelled from Zanu PF altoget...
War vets corner ED 13 November 2018 HARARE - Veterans of the country's liberation struggle last Saturday met with President Emmerson Mnangagwa and demanded that he fires Zanu PF's secretary for administration Obert Mpofu who they allege faces a litany of corruption charges. War veterans' chairpersons drawn from the country's 10 ...
State capture fears escalate 1 November 2018 HARARE - The nasty brawl over the control of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government — driven by narrow economic interests — is threatening to paralyse both the State and the ruling Zanu PF, the Daily News can report. And such is the ferocity of this crass war over resources, involving...
Vets crank up heat on 'chefs' 30 October 2018 HARARE - The political future of former Cabinet ministers who were recently re-assigned to the ruling Zanu PF's headquarters by President Emmerson Mnangagwa is becoming increasingly uncertain. This comes after disgruntled war veterans ramped up their determined bid to kick the unwanted bigwigs...
Govt splurges $11m on war vets' children 30 October 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's cash- strapped government is splashing close to $11 million on school fees for war veterans' children. This comes as government is failing to adequately fund the Basic Education Assistance Module (Beam) initiative, meant to assist orphaned and vulnerable children, those liv...
Zanu PF HQ under siege - as war vets gun for bigwigs 27 October 2018 HARARE - Members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) besieged the Zanu PF headquarters yesterday, demanding the removal of ex-Cabinet ministers assigned to the “Shake-Shake Building” to run the party's affairs on a full time basis. A group of former liberation...
War vets gun for Zanu PF bigwigs 27 October 2018 HARARE - Members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) besieged the Zanu PF headquarters yesterday, demanding the removal of ex-Cabinet ministers assigned to the “Shake-Shake Building” to run the party's affairs on a full time basis. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
War vets are out of order 24 August 2018 HARARE - Veterans of Zimbabwe's war of liberation falling under the banner Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) have all but squandered the goodwill they earned last November in the aftermath of the ouster of then president Robert Mugabe after a military intervention spe...
'G40 war vets beg for mercy' 21 August 2018 BULAWAYO - A section of war veterans who worked closely with the Generation 40 (G40) faction have reportedly been begging for mercy from their colleagues steering the main Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (Znlwva). A section of Znlwva had, prior to former president Robert ...
ED poll results anger war vets 7 August 2018 HARARE - In a fresh sign that all is still not well within Zanu PF, war veterans are seething with anger over the “small margin” by which President Emmerson Mnangagwa defeated opposition leader Nelson Chamisa in last month's elections, the Daily News can report. The displeasure by the former f...
War veterans assure Chamisa 19 July 2018 HARARE - In a welcome development, war veterans have now joined the military in saying on the record that they will not stand in the way of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa if he defeats President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the crunch July 30 polls. This comes as the run-up to the polls has been ma...
War vets assure Nelson Chamisa 19 July 2018 HARARE - In a welcome development, war veterans have now joined the military in saying on the record that they will not stand in the way of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa if he defeats President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the crunch July 30 polls. [Adz]
MPs push for improved welfare for war veterans 3 June 2018 HARARE - Legislators from across the political divide have blasted government for failing to improve the welfare of those who took part in the bush war of the 1970s which brought about independence in 1980. Debating on a motion raised by Zanu PF Member of Parliament for Mutasa South, Irene Zin...
War veterans terrorise opposition supporters 3 January 2018 BULAWAYO - A group of war veterans aligned to the ruling Zanu PF party is being accused of terrorising officials and supporters of opposition parties in Nkayi South. As a result, Nkayi South Zapu district chairperson Precious Dewa has been living in fear after the former liberation war fighter...
Calls for transitional Zim govt escalates 17 November 2017 HARARE - Civic society and opposition political parties yesterday added their voices to calls for a roadmap towards a transitional civilian government following the military's take-over this week. The army — led by Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander Constantino Chiwenga — took charge of the cou...
Mnangagwa now back in Zim 17 November 2017 HARARE - Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who left the country in a huff following his expulsion from the ruling party and government a fortnight ago, is now back in the country. Affectionately known as “Ngwena” or “The Crocodile”, Mnangagwa went into self-imposed exile after falling ...