War vets urge youths not to be used by politicians, warn them not to engage in violence
Last week war veterans urged the youth to across the country to avoid being used by politicians to perpetrate acts of violence ahead of the 2018 elections. Some of the war veterans admitted that they regretted being used in past elections and apologised for the actions.
Speaking at a peace-building meeting held in Masvingo Charamba Yaliti said:
Instead of toyi-toying on behalf of politicians, and being bought beer and used, you should be given empowerment. I urge you not to get over-excited and be used to beat your friends and relatives ahead of the elections. The avenging spirits will haunt you alone, while the politicians are in the comfort of their homes in Harare
Masvingo war veterans’ provincial secretary for labour, Western Ezra, said
It is high time you stopped being used by politicians or live at their mercy. After all, they don’t fight each other, but use you. In any case, every party is legal in Zimbabwe as long as it is registered, so why beat a person from that party?