Government disowns Chimene-led war veterans for Mutsvangwa's
Addressing members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) from Midlands and Masvingo provinces on Sunday, War Veterans Minister Tshinga Dube said Government will not recognise the Mandiitawepi Chimene-led war veterans structures and will continue working with those that existed before the expulsion of war veterans chairman Christopher Mutsvangwa.
Dube said Government does not support parallel structures, some of whom were set up by George Mlala as a follow up to the solidarity meeting which the freedom fighters convened with President Mugabe. He further said his ministry does not recognise the outcome of the meeting and the suggestions by Chimene and Mlala as they were not formally invited to the meeting which he said was sponsored by dirty money.
He also said Mutsvangwa and other five expelled executive members were still members of the association although they had outstanding issues to resolve with the party and the courts.