SENIOR STAFF WRITER
SOME members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) have demanded the dissolution of the Christopher Mutsvangwa-led executive on account of neglecting them, the Daily News reports.
“Since its inception, the ZNLWVA has been affected negatively by poor management and lack of visionary leadership. We have observed that leadership has failed to establish an independent headquarters for the association. There are no proper structures of up to date paid up members, no annual general meeting, no clear policy to guide the direction of the association, no audited reports of the association’s finances,” said Mathibela.
“They indeed came with various issues, including demanding a congress and their welfare, but I must say they jumped the gun because I needed to approach their patron, who is President Emmerson Mnangagwa, first. They should have waited for the process they had initiated before going to the press,” Mavima said.
“Comrades in their large numbers have rertuned to their rural homes because they cannot cope with the cost of living in the cities.
“It is catastrophic that many of us die not because of old age, but we cannot afford access to healthcare. The majority of us do not have titled homes, let alone access to basic necessities such a water and electricity.“We need to change the paradigm because we have put much trust and faith in a system that continues to sideline us,” Mathibela said, slamming the ZNLWVA leadership of pursuing partisan politics at their expense.