By A Correspondent| Norton legislator, Temba Mliswa has exposed the Zanu-PF government of dismally failing to look after ex-combatants since independence in 1980.
Posting on his Twitter page, the controversial politician expressed shock that despite being led by war veterans, the government had done too little to improve the welfare of the former freedom fighters.
Mliswa’s remarks comes a few days after nine war veterans were arrested for picketing at Finance minister Professor Mthuli Ncube’s office demanding better pensions.
“This war veterans issue has triggered a lot and revealed how they need to liberate themselves. Government has failed to look after them, failing to deliver basics such as healthcare since 1980,” Mliswa wrote.
“It is ironic and pitiful how a government run by war veterans has failed to look after their own. They were once given money from the United Nations way back, but it was squandered and the government later had to go into a national fiasco after they demonstrated.”