Fake war veterans to attend Zanu PF conference – Douglas Mahiya says


War veterans are plotting boycotting Zanu PF’s next week’s annual year end conference in Masvingo, the first in its history.

Relations between war veterans and Zanu PF hit rock bottom this year as the militant group called on aging President Robert Mugabe to immediately step down.

They vowed not to campaign for him in the 2018 elections.


It’s association spokesperson, Douglas Mahiya said no real war veteran would be at the conference.

“They won’t be any war veteran there at the conference, and this is the first time that President Mugabe would address the Zanu PF conference without the war veterans” he said.



Mahiya said the annual conference has no relevance as real liberation fighters are being hounded out of the party.

However, according to reports, under-fire Zanu PF political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere insist that war veterans would be in attendance.

“War veterans will be there. We have our President who is a war veteran, Vice-President Mnangagwa is a war veteran, so is VP Phelekezela Mphoko. Only those war veterans, who were expelled from the party, will not be there”.

The conference runs from December 13-17 under the theme “Moving with Zim-Asset in Peace and Unity”.

Over 5 000 delegates are expected to attend the conference.

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