Speaking at a war veterans meeting held over the weekend in Chinhoyi, war veterans asked to be exempted from paying electricity, water and rent bills. About 34 000 war veterans get a monthly payout of $206 each, which they say is too little to sufficiently provide for their families and they called for it to be matched with the Poverty Datum Line (PDL).
They also said that they are losing the land that they were given while others had their land reduced in the on-going downsizing exercise. Zanu PF secretary for war veterans, Dr Sydney Sekeramayi said he would raise the issue with Lands and Resettlement Minister Dr Douglas Mombeshora, to understand the situation concerning the issue of land.
The war veterans also asked for the paying of their children’s school fees on time.