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Zipra war vets cry foul

Former Zipra liberation war fighters have accused the government of discriminating against them when awarding the hero status.

The war veterans told a public hearing conducted by the parliamentary portfolio committee for defence and security services in Bulawayo that ex-Zanla combatants were getting preferential treatment in many areas.

Former Zipra cadre Masotsha Moyo said most ex-fighters that were part of the liberation movement were routinely denied the hero status while it was an
automatic honour for their Zanla colleagues.

The war veterans said a number of people buried at the National Heroes Acre did not deserve the honour.

SIBONGINKOSI MAPHOSA

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