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War vets defy peace calls

MUSANA — War veterans in Bindura have threatened unspecified action against people who will not vote for Zanu PF in the forthcoming elections.

BY TAWANDA MARWIZI

Speaking on the sidelines of the Bob89 celebrations held at Musana Business Centre on Wednesday, Bindura war veterans chairman, Elijah Dondo said those who will not vote for Zanu PF would be “dealt” with.

“If it means going back to war again, then we can, because we can’t let the country get re-colonised while we are watching,” he said.
Dondo said war veterans would soon start “teaching” the youth how to “defend” their country.

“We are going to have another meeting at Masembure. We want youths to attend because we have to teach them how to safeguard our country,” he said.

But chief Musana, born Nyarumwa Joel Batsirai, said there was need to adopt a zero tolerance to violence in the district.

“We don’t want people to fight anymore because we want to live peacefully in order to enhance development,” said Chief Musana.
The event almost turned chaotic after a youth leader reprimanded the Zanu PF district chairman for organising the event without his knowledge.

Mashonaland Central governor, Martin Dinha failed to turn up for the event, despite continuous promises by organisers that he would arrive.

The Musana Masembura Development Association donated four wheelchairs to disabled people from the different wards in the district.

“We just felt it proper for us to donate these wheelchairs and about 40 bicycles to the village heads in this area,” said Blazio Dengu, the co-chairperson of Musana Masembura Development Association.

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