Jeffrey Muvundusi 3 March 2017
BULAWAYO – Over a hundred angry Zanu PF youths brought business at the
provincial party headquarters, Davies Hall, to a halt yesterday as they
staged a demonstration to protest embezzlement of February 21st Movement
The youths were baying for youth league provincial chair Anna Mokgohloa’s
blood who they accused of misappropriating fuel coupons which were donated
to the party to facilitate their transportation to President Robert
Mugabe’s 93rd birthday bash in Matobo district in Matabeleland South.
The party youths were demanding that Mokgohloa and her executive step
“Besides these scandals, she and her executive have been dividing the
youths along factional lines. She has been diving people, accusing some to
be Lacoste and some G40. In Bulawayo, that is unknown. She must go,” fumed
Another youth alleged that she failed to provide buses with fuel to enable
youths to travel to the bash, after “squandering” the coupons.
“Three days before the birthday, we had an Area 3 meeting and it was made
clear that for the whole of Bulawayo to travel to the party, there were
supposed to be 15 buses which were supposed to be distributed in five
areas, but they failed to do so.
“We got to the venue well after 12 noon because of their incompetence. We
do don’t want such an administration in our midst,” said another youth.
The youths said Mokgohloa was imposed and they were demanding a fresh
election to enable them to choose a leader they want.
Mokgohloa took over from Khumbulani Mpofu in January last year after the
G4O kingpins – led by youth league commissar Innocent Hamandishe –
suspended him for belonging to Team Lacoste.
The youths said they were also side-lined in the disbursement of housing
Contacted for comment, Mokgohola scorned the “disgruntled cadres” and
advised them to use proper channels in addressing the issue.