Zanu PF youths hijack grain loan scheme

MATOBO - A group of Zanu PF youths led by war veteran Soul Ndlovu on Friday allegedly hijacked the government’s grain loan scheme and barred non- Zanu PF members from getting anything.

The incident took place at Bidi Business Centre under Chief Bidi  in Matopo South, Matabeleland South.

Gabriel Ndebele the MDC Member of Parliament for Matobo South told the Daily News Ndlovu, who is also the Zanu PF Ward 8 chairperson, led a group of 10 party youths who seized the distribution of bags of maize and rice.

“When they arrived they openly told villagers who had gathered for the maize and rice which was being distributed, that only Zanu PF members will benefit,” Ndebele said.

“They actually had a list of the Zanu PF members who were supposed to benefit and were also demanding party cards.”

During the incident, the MDC legislator claimed he called Matobo district administrator Doreen Molife to get an explanation, but she reportedly told him to get an answer from the President’s office.

When contacted for comment Zanu PF chairperson for Matabeleland South Province Andrew Langa said: “I have not received the report yet but I will have to gather the facts.

“But in any case it’s not proper for people to be denied food on political grounds. There is no political party which is supposed to interfere with the grain loan scheme”.

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