'Zanu PF won't apologise for using State resources'

HARARE - Zanu PF will continue using State resources to fund party projects and will offer no apology for it, Indigenisation minister Patrick Zhuwao said.

He was speaking at a Zanu PF rally in Norton on Monday where the party’s youth league secretary, Kudzanai Chipanga, parcelled out 5 000 residential stands to party supporters.

“I am here as Youths minister representing government to send a message to those who want to intimidate us with a misconception that government institutions like Zimdef, Urban Development Corporation (Udcorp) and others cannot give resources to Zanu PF supporters,” Zhuwao said.

“Zanu PF is a citizen of this country hence its supporters must benefit and we are unapologetic about it,” he went on, adding that the ruling party will not apologise for using Udcorp — a government entity mandated to ensure the provision of housing.

Udcorp is currently embroiled in allegations of land scandals.

Addressing the same gathering, Chipanga said State resources will not be accessed by those outside Zanu PF structures.

He said many people thought the fast track land reform programme was a fly by night initiative but 16 years later, resettled farmers are still enjoying the fruits of the initiative, albeit at the cost of the agricultural sector that is reeling from under-production.

“We distributed stands in Bulawayo, we distributed stands in Rusape, Norton you are third. We are going to Harare next week. In Chishawasha we are coming there and soon everyone will be having their stand number,” he said.

Just last week, Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere echoed the same sentiments saying the party was determined to cling on to power by any means necessary, even if it meant looting Zimbabwe’s remaining scarce resources.

Speaking at a rally in Norton on Thursday, a fuming Kasukuwere whose words were later endorsed by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, said he was ready to face jail for defending the interests of the party.

Zanu PF’s partisan distribution of land is not the only element that has come into question.

Social Welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira last week controversially told starving Norton residents that they risk losing out on food aid if they remained outside Zanu PF structures.

She used the Zanu PF Norton rally platform on Thursday to distribute 60 tonnes of maize seed.

This came as President Robert Mugabe, in February, declared a state of disaster in regions affected by the El Niño-induced drought.

The crisis has left four million people in need of food and in need of humanitarian aid with agencies calling on the ruling party to look beyond politics after allegations by human rights commission that opponents of Mugabe were being denied assistance.

Comments (14)

Zhuwawo (Joao) are you even Zimbabwean NOOOOOOOO. Shut the fuck up and let us make our country right again.

rovai - 19 October 2016

hazvina mhosva itai mwari anobvurira zviitike asi haasiri iye anozo konzeresa, ndomaitire enyu munotsvaga uta nemugate, zvekutonga nyika hazvisi mamumri hazvigone izvii,

gaba rinocheka - 19 October 2016

Zhuwao from Mocambique like his uncle should go hang a thousand times. Donkeys are better than those ZANU PF idiots who are used to bile spewing.....

Clemence Tashaya - 19 October 2016

This is so sad, and dangerous. These people must be stopped at all costs. Kusiri kufa ndekupi manje?

moe syslack - 19 October 2016

How can we listen to such a dog like Zhuwao who is a foreigner in Zimbabwe. He must remember that he is on that poshy position all because of nepotism. Does he think ZANU PF is Mugabe creation or Zimbabwean companies belong to the Robbers and Muggers? A BIG no...Zimbabweans are not so daft and dull to listen to such a boy like Zhuwao who is an alien in our beloved country - Zimbabwe. Time is coming and l will declare that l will follow this stupid boy to take over what ever he stole because of his uncle as our resources. Mbavha dzevnahu

Clemence Tashaya - 19 October 2016

Getaway silly fuck. You are going back to Mozambique very soon with your bleaching zombie wife. Mwana wehure you think this country belongs to foreigners like you. Manje enjoy while it still last coz soon muchamhanya. Mwana wehure msatanyoko

Rigai Ikonomi - 19 October 2016

You are busy amassing earthly trinkets, but where do you go with these things when the time to cross over comes which will come like a thief in the night. I absolutely feel so sorry for poor humanity because we never seem to learn the lessons that we are supposed to on this short earth life. I see people hurting and hating each other and wanting riches at all costs if it means robbing the poor, the orphans and widows. Let me just say this world is the Lords and all that is in it. All is vanity whether you are Zanu, MDC or nothing. God knows you are a human being who came with nothing and you intend to leave this earth even poorer with nothing to give to your Creator.

Madhunamutuna - 19 October 2016

You are a foolish boy

Young Zimbo - 19 October 2016

This coming from indigenisation minister ???That's the best you can say to entice votes Very sad indeed Kupihwa basa pachizivano zvinonetsa and in these days of technology you utter rubbish - leaving evidence just like Moyo who is wetting his pants as we speak Chikurubi prison is watering in the mouth waiting for you all scum

Naphiri Chisayi - 19 October 2016

Aka kamuBhurandaya must just shut up already. Eish

Moe Syslack - 20 October 2016

These guys have admitted that they are thieves. The time is gone for us to be fed at rallies, its gone. Zimbabweans must stand up for their right to good governance. Lets chuck these thieves out once and for all. RISE ZIMBABWE RISE AND CLAIM YOUR FREEDOM. I am just ashamed of that dread locked minister, you think when investors hear that rubbish will come?

Action - 20 October 2016

The only difference with the past is that these guys have lost any morsel of remorse and conscience and are now openly boasting that they have employed pork barreling and patronage to buy votes in order to stay in power. Its a pillar of an elaborate ZANU power consolidation scheme which also includes violence, election rigging, propaganda and looting of state resources which has managed to sustain ZANU for almost four decades. It is however now coming under scrutiny and criticism by the public . As a result the likes of Joao, Jonatahan Kasukuwere et al are now behaving like a hare caught in the full glare of an oncoming "gonyeti" along the Harare Bulawayo highway in the middle of a winter night and are brazenly impugning the citizens' demands for accountability and responsible governance.

Jaikolu Maison - 20 October 2016

This confused dreadlocked fool called Zhuwawo never ceases to amaze me.He doesn't even appreciate the difference between a political party and government institutions,and we have that kind of a brainless person as a minister?Zimbabwe can never move forward under the stewardship of such sick minds.The confused young Zhuwawo seem to be always high on drugs.Whatever he had smoked on that Norton rally really exposed him for the stupid idiot that he is.

Janana wa Bikaz - 20 October 2016

This confused dreadlocked fool called Zhuwawo never ceases to amaze me.He doesn't even appreciate the difference between a political party and government institutions,and we have that kind of a brainless person as a minister?Zimbabwe can never move forward under the stewardship of such sick minds.The confused young Zhuwawo seem to be always high on drugs.Whatever he had smoked on that Norton rally really exposed him for the stupid idiot that he is.

Janana wa Bikaz - 20 October 2016

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