Ban Tsvangirai: war vets

War veterans, collaborators and former political detainees resolved here at the weekend that MDC-T President, Morgan Tsvangirai, should be denied political space as he was against the people’s revolution, the land “reform” programme and black empowerment initiatives by Zanu (PF).

Morgan Tsvangirai
Morgan Tsvangirai

The resolution was agreed upon by some 2000Zanu (PF) delegates attending the National Ex-Political Detainees and War Collaborators’ Congress.

“It is our national duty to deny Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC party room to practice their anti-revolutionary politics. Tsvangirai will never rule in his life-time. Robert Mugabe will be the country’s president for life,” said speaker after speaker.

The delegates also demanded that government pay them “without delay” gratuities and monthly allowances as it did for war veterans in the 1990s.

Many expressed anger at Mugabe’s failure to address them. “We feel betrayed by the President’s unexpected absence of He should take note of our concerns and address them before elections while he is still in office. We cannot afford to wait for a new government to be in place as the future is unpredictable,” said a disgruntled delegate who only identified himself as Jena from Plumtree.

Some of the delegates returned to their homes even before the congress started, complaining of hunger and lack of decent accommodation.

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