A make or break meeting is underway in tomorrow in Harare with President Robert Mugabe. The President is being descended upon by war vets recently angered at the treatment of their leader Chris Mutsvangwa among other ills allegedly committed by Mugabe’s wife, Grace.
They are meeting Mugabe tomorrow, in meeting analysts says represents their last chance to ever speak to Mugabe while he is in power – READ WAR VETS LAST CHANCE.
War Vets Minister Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube told the state media the meeting is going ahead despite wide reports of intimidation and discrimination in the selection of delagates set to meet Mugabe.
“The war veterans are meeting tomorrow (today) on their own to come up with thematic reports to be discussed at tomorrow’s meeting.
“In actual fact, the kick off conference is on tomorrow in preparation of the main meeting with the patron (President Mugabe) the following day.
“Delegates started arriving today (yesterday) while some will arrive tomorrow morning to join their fellow comrades for discussions.”
At least 10 000 war veterans are expected at the meeting scheduled for the City Sports Centre in Harare.
Zimbabwe has 34 093 surviving war veterans and a third of them, mainly representatives will attend the indaba.
Dube said accreditation of delegates progressed well countrywide including in Harare where there were challenges on Monday. He said resources for the event were being mobilised.
“Things are now moving in the right direction in terms of logistics and we are managing,” Rtd Col Dube said.
“We had challenges because the process of mobilising money is cumbersome but things are in the proper order at the moment.
“As for accreditation of delegates, we haven’t received any reports of hiccups meaning everything is going according to plan in all the provinces.”