President Robert Mugabe has chided the adminstration team of Zanu PF bungling operations, leaving the party broke and in debt
TAPIWA ZIVIRA, ONLINE REPORTER
Speaking to close the two-day Zanu PF Women’s League Conference on Friday night in Harare, a charged Mugabe said the current party’s senior adminstration and officials were orchestrating chaos in the party.
“Everytime we are told there is membership, but we never see a cent of subscriptions …Don’t lie to the leadership about having organised the party membership.”
National Political Commissar Webster Shamu is responsible for managing the party’s membership while National Secretary for Administration Didymus Mutasa runs the adminstration of the party.
“We were told that we were changing from the old party membership cards to new electronic cards but nothing seems to be coming out of it,” said Mugabe.
Mugabe said the party was always in debt, and making bank overdrafts despite having stakes in airport catering company Caterfract and Treger Industries among others.
Mugabe’s statements come after he recently ended up donating tonnes of maize and other foodstuffs after the party had failed to provide food for the party’s national youth conference.
Although he did not mention any names, Mugabe accused party officials of nepotism and failure to use laid out procedures when employing adminstration personnel to work for the party.
“The party headquarters employ people, but it is never done in the correct way, we only hear this worker belongs to this official and this one belongs the other official, no, that is not how it should be.”
Mugabe said as a result of the disregard of employment procedures, former party critics had ended up working at the Zanu PF headquarters.
“Sometimes we even hear that our critics are employed here and sometimes end up working in government.”
Notable individuals include Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi and Zanu PF information director Psychology Maziwisa, who were all fierce critics of Zanu PF before they reportedly joined the party’s headquarters in the run up to last year’s elections.
The two were reported to be the brains behind Zanu PF’s publicity campaign in last year’s elections.