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    Tuesday, 29 December 2015

    Hwarare cleared as a war veteran

    Mirror Reporter

    – Controversial trade unionist and politician, Admore Hwarare has been cleared as a genuine war veteran after his benefits were withdrawn on allegations that he was not an armed cadre during the liberation struggle.
    Hwarare had been classified as a bogus war veteran and his benefits  withdrawn.
    Hwarare whose gratuity and monthly pension was withdrawn will receive $26 000 in outstanding benefits.
    A letter from the Ministry of Welfare Services For, War Veterans, War Collaborators, Ex Political Detainees and Restrictees in the hands of The Mirror and signed by Retired Brigadier C Moyo who is the director of Investigations, Interviews and Inspectorate shows that Hwarare was cleared on October 30, 2015.
    Hwarare confirmed the developments in an interview with The Mirror.
    He was cleared after the commanders that he operated under wrote letters to the effect that they operated with Hwarare and mentioned the areas where they were with him.
    His platoon commander during the war, Norman Matuvhunye said he operated with Hwarare in the Gaza Province in Chivi District. He said Hwarare started off as a mujibha but was audacious, strong, focused and a brave young man who would lead comrades to selected targets unarmed but acted in the same security and tactical manner like the trained comrades.
    "The above member was vetted and registered as a liberation war hero in terms of the War Veterans Act Chapter 11:15 as read with statutory instruments 280 and 281 of 1997. He was paid his gratuity and monthly pension until his pension payments ceased on allegations of being a bogus War Veteran
    "He however appeared before the vetting panel recently and the team established that Admore was an active mujibha in the Chivi area who was later recruited, trained and armed with a rifle. He was put in Tendai Zvichauya's section and operated in Zovi, Gariro, Chivi and Mazvihwa areas until ceasefire when he went to Chipinda Pools Assembly Point. He was then integrated into the ZNA with 31 Infantry Battalion which was based at Birchenough Bridge in Chipinge.
    "Kindly remove member's name from the bogus/rejection list to the cleared files and process payment of member's dues as from the time a stop payment was effected using the attached documents," said Moyo in his letter.news
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