Zanu PF Secretary for War Veterans in the Politburo, Dr Sydney Sekeramayi says members of the war veterans association should start preparing to convene a conference to elect new leadership for the association.

This follows a Politburo decision to fire the Chris Mutsvangwa led executive from the revolutionary Zanu PF party.

Speaking during the Presidential Youth Interface rally in Bindura today, Dr Sekeramayi said the Mutsvangwa war veterans executive has no power to organise any meetings under the banner of Zanu PF and the war veterans as they have no respect for the President, Cde Robert Mugabe and the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe.

He said genuine war veterans have respect for their Commander-In-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and Zanu PF First Secretary, Cde Mugabe and the First Family.

He urged party followers to ignore the fired war veterans meetings and refuse to be misdirected and rally behind the President.