national heroes acre new.jpgWar veterans in Harare Province have met to discuss the controversy surrounding claims the two MDC formations within Copac are against the inclusion of their rights under the banner of the Bill of Rights in the new constitution.

The war veterans met in Harare South’s District Coordinating Committee (DCC6) and after deliberations, they said the two MDC formations’ position is not acceptable.

Harare Province war veterans chairman, Cde Charles Mpofu, told ZBC News that the freedom fighters will not tolerate that position from the two MDC formations as it is a direct opposition to a group that fought for and liberated Zimbabwe.

While there have been previous claims of sharp differences between the three parties in the inclusive government, Zanu-PF has insisted that war veterans played a critical role in the liberation of Zimbabwe and not including their rights is tantamount to stripping them of their history which is relevant to Zimbabwe.

Analysts have also pointed out that if war veterans are not singled out as crucial contributors and their rights not incorporated under the Bill of Rights, the country risks having a distorted history discourse which downplays the contributions that brought independence.