War veterans are set to convene their crunch meeting in Harare on Thursday with Defence Minister and Zanu-PF secretary for War Veterans Cde Sydney Sekeramayi yesterday saying the gathering should be held under the spirit of unity and discipline.

The initial meeting, which was slated for February 18, was called off after it emerged the freedom fighters had not notified the relevant authorities, while police had not cleared it.

Police had to use tear smoke and water cannons to disperse the war veterans who had gathered at the City Sports Centre in Harare and their leader Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa later received a toungue-lashing from ZNLWVA Patron, President Mugabe for being irresponsible.

Addressing journalists in Harare yesterday, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association secretary general Cde Victor Matemadanda said they had cleared with the police for the indaba set for the Harare City Sports Centre.