Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) national commissar Francis Nhando told NewsDay that the association’s chairman Christopher Mutsvangwa is being fought for trying to improve the welfare of former freedom fighters.
This comes after Mashonaland East and West have backed the move to recall Mutsvangwa whom they accuse of divisiveness and selfishness. Said Nhando:
On the economic front, we have Mutsvangwa fighting right now against a budget that has nothing for war vets. What is lacking in this country’s economic life is what I have always referred as patriotic capital. As long as we have no capital in the hands of nationals, we have no way we can attract capital with national interests from anywhere in the world. That fight put him on the collision path against such elements in the past regime when he tried to establish that capital as minister. Today, his close relationship with Finance minister Mthuli Ncube in trying to play his role against elements of the sort could be attracting his troubles. War vets have no business fighting Mutsvangwa, who together with everyone, fought for the freedom of expression.