Zanu PF bars cellphones in politburo meeting

ZANU PF barred politburo members from entering into yesterday’s meeting with their cellphones, as they battle to contain leaks of their deliberations escalates.

By Blessed Mhlanga

The party has introduced a security scanner at the entrance into the boardroom, where everyone, excluding President Robert Mugabe left their phones at the door.

Insiders said Mugabe was unhappy politburo deliberations were being leaked to the media verbatim, raising fears meetings were being recorded using cellphones.

“The directive was made by the security department after fears that phones were being used to record and pass information to journalists,” a source said.

Journalists were also moved from the waiting area on the 14th floor to the boardroom on the eighth floor, amid concerns that politburo members were sneaking out of meetings and sharing information with reporters.


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