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‘War vets on extortion crusade’

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SOME war veterans were allegedly extorting money from unsuspecting liberation war collaborators claiming that they would facilitate their vetting to enable them to be eligible for government benefits, NewsDay has learnt.

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Zimbabwe National Liberation War Collaborators’ Association (ZLWACO) vice-chairperson Josephine Gandiya accused Joseph Kandembiri of leading a faction that was extorting money ranging from $5 to $25 from war collaborators.

Kandemiri has reportedly formed a parallel organisation, the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Collaborators’ Association (ZLWACA).

Gandiya also alleged that Kandemiri’s group was moving around the country misrepresenting to war collaborators that they had joined hands with ZLWACO.

Following the development, ZLWACO has, through its lawyers, threatened legal action against Kandemiri.

Gandiya said: “The war veterans are actually working outside the mandate of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association and its leader. What we know is that it is the government that is supposed to vet the war collaborators and these people have not been assigned to do that.”

Gandiya said that the most affected areas were Mashonaland East and Central provinces.

“The team has visited almost all the 10 provinces, but information that we have gathered shows that Mashonaland East and Mashonaland Central provinces have the highest number of people who have been fleeced of their hard-earned cash, especially in Murehwa and Mt Darwin,” Gandiya said.

Kandemiri, however, denied the allegations although he confirmed “working with war veterans in a professional manner”.

“They can say what they want, but the truth of the matter is that these people are being vetted by war veterans,” Kandemiri said. “What they are saying is nothing, but total lies. I work with war veterans led by (Jabulani) Sibanda and not individuals.”

War veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda said he was unaware of the development.

“I have not heard that there are any war veterans going about vetting people around the country or any vetting process of the war collaborators,” Sibanda said.

“What I know as of now is that there are some misunderstandings among the war collaborators but as of the vetting processes, I am not aware of that.”

War veterans, who in 1997 received a Z$50 000 gratuity each, get a monthly sustenance allowance from government.

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  1. These are the effects of poor leadership and lack of rule of law. The real War Veterans are now very old and most of them died. All these Zanu pf thieves are not Veterans. They are opportunist taking advantage of the Government led by old and tired geriatric oldest dictator in Africa. People should refuse to be abused by Zanu pf thugs who are busy looking for money to buy seven days beer and kachasu.

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  3. Jabulani hauna kumborwa hondo iwe, mbavha yemunhu. Wajaira kudya zvemahara, haufi wakaguta nazvo. Sori mani’ngi. Makatora mindamaifunga kuti inozvirima pfutseki mhani!!!

  4. ZANU is a party of clowns. They have a War Veterans leader who appears too young to have taken part in the 1970s struggle and on the other hand they have a grandfather who refuses to step down as the Youth leader. Let them con each other, after all most of them do support corruption.

  5. WE WAR VETS WE ARE THER TO STAY NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY.ZVEKUTI MA WAR VETS ESE AKAFA VAMWE VACHEMBERA NDEZVAKO IZVO.INI NDANGA NDIRIKO NDIRI MUDIKI TICHINZI MA RED GUARDS NDIKATO TRAINWA KU TANZANIA IZVOZVI NDITORI FIT AND ACTIVE.MALICIOUS PEOPLE OUT THERE BE WARNED

  6. @dare re chimurenga. Stupid. Zanu never trained child soldiers. You were just a refugee in Tanzania. Jabulani Sibanda was born on 24 December 1971. He was less than 8 yrs old when Rhodesia was handed back to the British on 12 December 1979 to pave way for the 1980 elections. Quite a good number of these so called war vets were actually Selous Scouts, refugees, war collaborators and those that never participated in the war(e.g. Jabulani Sibanda).

  7. KANA ZVICHINZI WARVET LEADER HAZVIREVE KUTI UNO FANIRA KUVE WAKA ENDA KU HONDO ANYONE ANO GONA CHERO IWEWE.MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS ZVISINEYI NEWE SIYANA NAZVO ADMIN YEKUMDA KWAKO CHAIYO URIKUITADZA WOTI NANGA NANGA NE MA COMRADES ADYEYI CHAKO

  8. Jabulan i am sure your name on social media is DARE RE CHIMURENGA. You thought we do not know your history. Time to cry and loose everything is coming, kuzoti all the murders you did, sorry shamwari zanu pf yakakutambisa donono. Vote zanu pf chiororo chemapenzi!!!! At school you were very dull futi kkkkk!!!

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