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LIBERATION war fighters should go back to school and be capacitated to run their projects successfully, aspiring Zanu PF candidate for Marondera Central Dr Cleopas Kundiona has said.

Recently, Zanu PF political commissar and environment minister Saviour Kasukuwere slammed the war vets, saying they were “drunkards”.

Kundiona is one of the 11 ruling party candidates who have submitted their CVs to the provincial leadership to replace the fired, former chairperson and MP for Marondera central Ray Kaukonde.

In an interview with NewZimbabwe.com, Kundiona, an educationist, said he paid heed to President Robert Mugabe’s call for everyone to get an education when the country got independence in 1980.

“War was war, education is education and it should have its own dividends,” he said.

“Some did not pay heed so to my fellow comrades, the freedom fighters – look here as long as you remain uneducated in Zimbabwe you will never go anywhere”.

Kundiona said he was prepared to offer his assistance by helping the war veterans to attend short courses which address their needs.

“It’s very important one only needs a certificate in animal husbandry, poultry, and tobacco farming this is all they need as most of them do not have these qualifications”.

He suggested that the former liberation war fighters should seek help from the Ministry of Small to Medium Enterprises which he said offered such training opportunities.

Kundiona emphasised that education did not have an age limit saying the more one got educated “the more they are developed and the more they become useful to the ruling party and the community”.

The state media reported that 11 candidates have already submitted their CVs to represent the ruling party in the Marondera Central constituency.

Source : New Zimbabwe