Speaking at the Joshua Nkomo Youth Symposium in Bulawayo yesterday, Youth Minister Patrick Zhuwao said that children of war veterans are not entitled to anything just because of their parents’ sacrifices.
One of the things that I am very proud of for my sisters and brothers, the children of ubaba uNkomo is that you have not taken a view of entitlement, you have chosen to serve. And the appeal that I make to a lot of young people who are children of war veterans, please lose this sense of entitlement of saying my father, my mother was a war veteran. Yes we thank your mother and your father for their sacrifices. But it does not make you a war veteran. You need to be able to create your own space. And definitely more, we are not in Zimbabwe creating a class of royalty in war veterans’ children. No. That is not on. I know there is a certain group that says that we are children of war veterans.