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War vets leader attacks ‘chefs’


Bulawayo provincial Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association chairman Themba Ncube yesterday accused Zanu PF party “chefs” of compromising on principles of the liberation struggle by amassing wealth while sidelining their wartime colleagues.

Speaking at the burial of liberation war hero Josiah Msebele at Nkulumane Provincial Heroes’ Acre in Bulawayo yesterday, Ncube called for co-operation among former freedom fighters regardless of their current status.

Msebele died in Zvishavane last Friday after a short illness.

He was 62.

“We want to call others, especially the war veterans to join hands with us,” Ncube said.
“Some war veterans are separating themselves from us, especially those who have top positions in the army.

“It is sad that today because some people are putting on shining pointed shoes, they now want to sell out the country when they didn’t sell out at a time when we trained barefoot in the bush. Today they will not allow you even in their beautiful cars, as they will tell you that your cracked feet will tear their car seats and carpets.”

Ncube said it was important for the national army to be in touch with the traditions of the country and for army personnel to keep in touch with the traditions of their people.

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