War veterans have demanded an apology from former president Robert Mugabe over his ill treatment of the freedom fighters which led to a breakdown of their longstanding relationship.

‘Please apologise’, is the message from the secretary general of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association and Zanu PF Politburo member, Cde Victor Matemadanda to former president Mugabe.

Cde Matemadanda who was addressing freedom fighters from Mashonaland East said their relationship with Cde Mugabe can only be restored if he makes a public apology.

He also accused some Zanu PF members from Mashonaland East who were working with the G40 cabal for not repenting despite having been forgiven.

Women’s League boss, Cde Marble Chinomona, Mashonaland East Zanu PF provincial chairman Cde Joel Matiza and Minister of State Cde David Musabayana spoke on the importance of war veterans to the country’s liberation.

The meeting was attended by war veterans’ leaders from the province’s nine districts, ex-detainees, war collaborators and traditional leaders.