Minister describes $500 000 payment demands by war vets as “wishes of dreamers”

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Answering a question in the National Assembly during question time, after he was asked by Harare East MP, Terence Mukupe (Zanu PF) to explain government policy regarding the welfare of war veterans, War Veterans’ Minister, Tshinga Dube described the $500 000 payment demands by former freedom fighters for their role during the liberation struggle as “wishes of dreamers”.

Dube, however, said the government had a duty to support war veterans, saying Treasury was failing to pay out funds for war veterans’ children’s school fees.

Dube’s comments come at a time when war veterans have been demanding that they be given $500 000 as part of compensation.

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