ZNLWVA welcomes Sen. Mavunga’s appointment

by | Mar 8, 2024 | Local News, Politics | 0 comments

ZNLWVA welcomes Sen. Mavunga’s appointment

Nevanji Munyaradzi Chiondegwa

The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) has extended its co its congratulations to Senator Monica Mavhunga on her recent appointment as the Minister of Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Affairs.

Sen. Mavunga was appointed the new minister for Veterans Affairs following the removal of Cde Chris Mtsvangwa from the position. Announcing the appointment, Dr. Martin Rushwaya, the Chief Secretary to the Office of the President and Cabinet said, “ln terms of Section 104 of Subsection (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, his Excellency the President, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has appointed Honourable Monica Mavhunga, Senator as the Minister of Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Affairs with immediate effect.”

Her appointment has been applauded by the ZNLWVA who praised the President for making what the association said was a fitting choice for the crucial role.

Cde Edward Dube, the ZNLWVA Secretary-General said, “We are pleased to note that Honorable M. Mavhunga has previously served as an executive member of the Association, providing her with a deep understanding of the challenges faced by war veterans in terms of economic and social deprivation. This first-hand experience positions her well to address the needs and aspirations of the war veteran constituency.”

He further said, “In light of her appointment, the ZNLWVA would like to draw the Honorable Minister’s attention to the provisions enshrined in the Zimbabwe Constitution, particularly sections 3(i) and 23(3), as well as the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Act (Chapter 17:12) of 2020. These legal frameworks outline the rights, entitlements, and support mechanisms for veterans of the liberation struggle, underscoring the importance of their recognition and well-being.”

The ZNLWVA expressed its full commitment to collaborate with the new Minister to achieve the objectives outlined in the constitutional and statutory provisions.

Cde Dube said, “The ZNLWVA looks forward to engaging in constructive dialogue and partnership with the Honorable Minister to ensure the effective implementation of programs and initiatives that support the welfare and advancement of veterans of the liberation struggle.”