An organisation calling itself War Veterans Welfare Group has dragged the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) to court, alleging breach of contract.
In an urgent chamber application filed at the High Court, the group said ZBC agreed to flight advertisements inviting former liberation war fighters to participate in a demonstration held in Harare yesterday. ZBC said that the adverts should have come through the main Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA). Part of the application reads:
ZBC agreed to flight the adverts thrice and on consecutive days beginning Saturday December 15. ZBC has, however, and at the 11th hour stopped flighting of war vets’ paid for and previously accepted adverts for the demonstration, but failed to give good and sufficient reasons warranting interference with war veterans’ fundamental rights, except that his stance was malicious and discriminatory. At around 15:30hrs on 15 December 2018 ZBC informed war veterans that it had cancelled the contract that had been paid for to flight messages communicating the war vets’ scheduled demonstration and petition government to attend to their welfare issues. The given reason for the stoppage was that war veterans should have come through the ZNLWVA which he recognised as the only legitimate grouping of war veterans in the country.
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