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Zanu PF accused of politicising seed aid


The Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee (Jomic) is handling a case where Zanu PF is accused of selective distribution of maize seed and food handouts, leaving out deserving villagers from other political parties.

Outgoing Jomic provincial chairperson for Matabeleland South Petros Mukwena told NewsDay yesterday leaders from different political parties recently held a meeting in Gwanda to discuss the issue following complaints from villagers.

He said the bone of contention was the distribution of maize seed packets bearing President Robert Mugabe’s sticker to Zanu PF supporters only.

“As you know Jomic’s role is to ensure that things move smoothly and in peace,” Mukwena said.
“Every programme that is implemented must be through government structures.

“If at all there is any distribution of seeds to people, it should be through government structures and should be non-partisan.

“The issue is that Zanu PF is giving people maize with a sticker of the President and they are demanding party cards from the people.

“That is the discussion that we had, and the concern is not only about maize seeds, but even food.

“All these should go through the governor’s office and the Social Welfare department must monitor it.
“People can kill each other over these things and we want to maintain peace,” he said.Mukwena said they would soon be

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