War veterans leader Christopher Mutsvangwa, who is under siege from his province, the First Lady and fellow war veterans, is still kicking and met President Robert Mugabe yesterday to discuss next week’s proposed meeting for war veterans.
He said Mugabe had expressed interest in attending the meeting which had to be postponed from tomorrow to next week.
Christopher Mutsvangwa- Pic. The Chronicle
“This development ensues from an audience that the Honourable Minister had with His Excellency the President this afternoon (yesterday), wherein the President expressed his desire to spend as much time as possible in frank and cordial interaction with his fellow war veterans during the planned meeting,” Mutsvangwa was quoted as saying by The Herald.
“The minister also wishes to convey the President’s assurances to all the surviving gallant veterans of the liberation struggle that, as their patron, he has been fully appraised of all issues concerning their welfare and has undertaken to ensure that all outstanding matters, including the burning issues of unpaid school fees and medical support, will be immediately attended to.”
It is not clear whether Mutsvangwa will survive calls for him to booted out of the party and from the war veterans association.
His fate in the party is likely to be known today after the politburo meeting, but the issue might not even be discussed as party Secretary for Administration Ignatius Chombo said the meeting will focus on economic issues.