Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been denounced for abandoning party founders organised under the MDC veteran activists association (MDC VAA).
Tsvangirai allegedly snubbed a national meeting of the veterans in Mashava in mid-2015. He is also accused of undermining the activities of MDC VAA, including efforts to set up a burial society to take care of dying members, many of them victims of Zanu PF terror exiled in South Africa and other countries. The veterans accuse the party leadership of abandoning them and failing to assist with repatriation expenses for dead activists as happened in the case of Remember Moyo who died in South Africa after being brutally tortured by Zanu PF thugs.
Tsvangirai has clashed with many of the veterans after they asked him to step down following his defeat by Robert Mugabe in the 2013 presidential election. Many of the veterans have now been stripped of their party positions and are languishing in poverty.
MDC-T secretary for domestic affairs Lilian Mpofu Timveos, whose portfolio covers the veterans complained about Tsvangirai’s attitude to party vice-chairman Morgan Komichi in a phone call. Komichi promised to raise the issue with Tsvangirai.
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