The ZANU PF’s war veterans league has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to improve their welfare.

The ZANU PF’s war veterans league has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to improve their well-being, citing socioeconomic concerns.

This term, children of war veterans were turned away from school because the government refused to honor the grouping’s school fees advantages.

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The war veterans’ organization, now a section of the ruling party, had its inaugural conference last week, which finished on Saturday in the capital.

It sent Mnangagwa a paper titled Report of the Inaugural Conference of the Zanu PF War Veterans League.

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According to the 24-page research, a sizable number of combat veterans are facing eviction from their farms.

The welfare of war veterans continues to be poor owing to the obtaining socio-economic challenges that worsen the plight of the comrades, most of who are now old and suffering from various ailments resulting from the war,” the report read.

“Although they are entitled to pension, medical assistance, education assistance, funeral grant and a 20% quota benefit to land and strategic economic resources, nothing much has accrued to them.

“Also the issue of 20% quota benefit on land allocation is a thorn in the flesh …  President Emmerson Mnangagwa needs to be backed by law. Land authorities have their own interpretation, thereby disadvantaging majority of war veterans.

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