HARARE – Zimbabwe’s former freedom fighters have called on Rhodesians scattered across the world to come back and rebuild the Southern African country.
The Zimbabwean National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) said the current government which is led by President Robert Mugabe had failed.
“We want them (Rhodesians) to be part of the next governance in Zimbabwe because this country has been run on a scotched earth policy by the G40.
We want it to recover and for us to build a new country,” the chairperson of ZNLWVA, Chris Mutsvangwa was quoted as saying.
Generation 40 (G40) was a fraction within the ruling Zanu-PF party made up of Young Turks and is reportedly linked to the First Lady of Zimbabwe, Mrs Grace Mugabe. Mugabe was thought to be the patron.
The remarks by Mutsvangwa came after the war veterans indicated that they were planning a ‘crunch rally’ which was set to consolidate their position in the Zanu PF succession conundrum and provide a clear idea of where the country is going.
The set is set for this week in the capital city, Harare. The Zimbabwean war veterans, who were previouslu staunch Mugabe defenders, had in recent years become his most aggressive critics. The country has been reeling under harsh economic conditions following the imposition of sanctions against the Southern African country by the Western countries.