Secretary for War Veterans in the Zanu PF Politburo Cde Victor Matemadanda

Individuals in leadership positions must not abuse the rights of workers by turning a blind eye on corruption after receiving bribes.

The Secretary for War Veterans in the Zanu PF Politburo Cde Victor Matemadanda said this during a meeting with war veterans and war collaborators in Chiredzi.

“Fellow Zimbabweans in influential leadership positions should desist from the habit of being used to trample on the rights of their countrymen by captains of industry after being bribed to conceal injustices that workers face at the hands of their employers,” said Cde Matemadanda.

He made the remarks after receiving submissions from workers representatives from Tongaat Hulett which reveal unfair treatment of employees.

Following the meeting, Cde Matemadanda then held a closed door meeting with the management of the sugar milling company which employs thousands of people but was not at liberty to disclose what was discussed in the meeting.

Tongaat Hulett Corporate Affairs and Communication Manager, Ms Adelaide Chikunguru also indicated she could not comment on the meeting.

Meanwhile, Cde Matemadanda also warned war veterans to stay away from moving around with aspiring candidates who are eyeing certain constituencies and instead focus on campaigning  for the party`s presidential candidate, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Elections are expected to be held within the next 5 months.