Fund Zanu PF or lose land — white farmers told

A BROKE Zanu PF has extended a begging bowel to white commercial farmers in Manicaland, who survived the chaotic land reform, ahead of watershed elections expected this year.

Blessed Mhlanga / Obey Manayiti

Governor Christopher Mushohwe is reported to have held a meeting with the white commercial farmers at the Golden Peacock Hotel last Thursday on behalf of Zanu PF where he reportedly asked them to help fund the party’s election campaign, failure of which they would lose their land.

A source who attended the meeting said Mushohwe told the farmers that they still held their land courtesy of his party and could risk losing their farms if they did not fund the Zanu PF election campaign.

“He told us that we needed the support of Zanu PF to keep our land and if we fail to co-operate with funding the election campaign, we could be considered enemies to the party and could lose the farms we were allowed to keep when other farmers were hounded out,” said the source, who declined to be named.

Attempts to get a comment from Mushohwe were fruitless with his mobile number going unanswered since Tuesday.

Bishop Trevor Manhanga, who according to the source was one of the farmers who attended the meeting to give prayers, confirmed Mushohwe met the farmers from Chipinge and Nyanga.

Manhanga, viewed by many as a Zanu PF sympathiser, downplayed the purpose of the meeting, saying it was meant to raise funds for the reburial of fallen heroes who died during the liberation war and are buried in mass graves in Rusape.

“Yes, I was at the meeting, but it had nothing to do with raising funds for the elections, but to raise funds for the reburial exercise of people who were buried in a mass grave in Rusape, this is my understanding of the meeting,” he said.

Manhanga said apart from the farmers, other top business persons from Mutare also attended the meeting.

“Besides the commercial farmers, there were representatives from different hotels, those from different funeral parlours, from Museums and the Home Affairs department,” he said.

In the 2002 presidential elections, Zanu PF roasted MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai when he appeared on a video receiving cash donations from white commercial farmers.

Contacted for comment, Zanu PF secretary for administration and acting secretary for finance Didymus Mutasa dismissed the move by Mushohwe saying: “He did that on his own. I am the treasurer and at national level we never agreed to do that. Maybe he is doing it for Manicaland province, but I am not aware of that.”

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15 Responses to Fund Zanu PF or lose land — white farmers told

  1. kedo June 20, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    Please don’t waste your time talking politics while others are enjoying their lives with money without talking politics. See how this Zimbabwean poor woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling accidented cars. Very interesting idea. Go to (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM) to see the methods and companies she was using to do that. (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM) a very simple idea but a very powerful one, Wake up Africans

  2. jaku June 20, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    If Manhanga is a christian he should tell the truth. There is nothing wrong in raising funds for the campaign.He should not waste our time trying to sanitise the actions of Mushohwe.We ilve in the rural areas and know what this party is capable of doing.Come to Marondera rural and get the taste of the ZANU PF intimidation machinery. They do it so cunningly.

    • Dzvinyangoma June 20, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

      If it was a fund raising for elections and not reburial, why would funeral parlours, Museums and the Home Affairs department be in attendance?

  3. vusi June 20, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    mxxxxxx

  4. Mutirowafanza June 20, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Yes, they use their bowels and not bowls to beg kikikikiikkiikiki! kikiikikikkikkiikikikikikiki! Ah ndaseka. Kikikikikikiki!

  5. Wayaka June 20, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    Smebody tel me if mutasa cn giv a proper response wch is nt detrimental to his relations wit other party members, in a nutshel ths oldman ari ruff pakutaura kwake

  6. mike June 20, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    *bowl not bowel..

  7. Meatball June 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    A begging “bowel” eh. No doubt a case of “irritable bowel syndrome”.
    Seriously, we see more and more of this kind of thing — proof of the decline in Zimbabwean educational standards.

    • lizzy June 20, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

      siyahlupha isikhiwa bakithi

  8. Tich Mataz June 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Hey mistakes are common!! Saka writer haachabvumirwi kuita mistake!! Nxaaah

  9. Mutirowafanza June 20, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    Tich Mataz you are a begging bowel kikikikik!!!

  10. bvodjo June 20, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    zanu pf for life. Icho!!!!

  11. Gondobwe June 20, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    What turns around comes around!

  12. ECONOMIC DIRE STRAITS June 20, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    Where are the people employed as proof readers ? ‘Bowel’ instead of ‘bowl’ madoda ! Thats mutilating the Queen’s language ! Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk LOL

  13. jiggyz June 21, 2013 at 1:06 am #

    zimbos…..!

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