Members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWA) in Mashonaland Province have accused ZANU PF Members of Parliament of working against President Emmerson Mnangagwa to sabotage his programmes.
Speaking at a Zanu PF district co-ordinating committee (DCC) meeting in Guruve on Sunday, provincial war veterans’ leader Sam Parirenyatwa accused the MPs of not only using government-funded food handouts for their selfish gains but also of working with the opposition MDC to dethrone Mnangagwa. Said Parirenyatwa:
As war veterans, we have noted that our MPs here in the province are sabotaging our President because they are not telling people the truth that the rice they are giving them is from the President.
It is well known that they are using the same rice for vote-buying ahead of the DCC elections and some are working with opposition parties to remove the President from power.
The President is very much aware that most of our MPs got more votes than him, which is a clear indication that they were not campaigning for him. We are not taking this matter lightly as war veterans.
Parirenyatwa also accused the provincial co-ordinating committee (PCC) of removing war veterans from the committee to further their selfish ends at Mnangagwa’s expense.