Defiant war veterans reschedule meeting, threaten legal action against police if not given clearance

The Christopher Mutsvangwa led Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) has rescheduled their annual meeting to March 23 and have threatened to approach  the courts if the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) does not give them clearance to hold the event.

Speaking to NewsDay, ZNLWVA secretary general, Douglas Mahiya said:

We have notified the police as is required by the law and the police have totally not given us the nod for the meeting. This denial has left us with no option, but to take the matter to court if they continue denying us. War veterans should anticipate coming to a meeting in Harare that is possibly set for March 23.

The War Veterans ministry has also distanced itself from the meeting and instead come out with its own date for another indaba that is going to be addressed by President Robert Mugabe. Last year, police teargassed war veterans after they tried to convene a similar meeting in Harare.

More: NewsDay


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