Mutsvangwa files urgent application to stop congress to elect new war veterans leadership

Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) chairperson Christopher Mutsvangwa filed an urgent chamber application at the High Court early this week seeking an interdict order to stop Zanu-PF from holding an elective congress to choose new leadership.

In the application Mutsvangwa argues that selection to be a war veterans’ leader is nonpartisan. Said Mutsvangwa:

Eligibility for leadership is not based on political affiliation of a member, but is open to any member of the applicant. In recent times, applicant has been subjected to undue political influence and manipulation in its activities and administration by Zanu PF. In the process, applicant has been made to appear as if it were an extension of Zanu PF and an exclusive domain of Zanu PF members.

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Meanwhile, Zanu-PF elected Patrick Nyaruwata to be the chairman of a national executive committee that will lead the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) to new elections.

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Christopher MutsvangwaZimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans AssociationHigh Court

Christopher Mutsvangwa, commonly referred to as just Chris Mutsvangwa is a Zimbabwean politician, and special advisor to President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mutsvangwa is businessman .In December 2017 he was appointed as the Secretary for Science and Technology in Zanu-PF. Mutsvangwa contested in the 2018 harmonized elections... Read More About Christopher Mutsvangwa

The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) was formed in 1990, led by former ex-combatants to advance the cause of the former freedom fighters who had participated in the Second Chimurenga which brought forth the independence of Zimbabwe in 1980. The main thrust of... Read More About Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association

The High Court of Zimbabwe is one of the Superior Courts of Zimbabwe. The High Court deals at first instance with all high value and high importance cases. It also has a supervisory jurisdiction over all subordinate courts and tribunals. Appeals from the High Court... Read More About High Court

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Mutsvangwa files urgent application to stop congress to elect new war veterans leadership