Outrage over Zanu PF-State conflation

Source: Outrage over Zanu PF-State conflation –Newsday Zimbabwe

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A LEAKED government correspondence has exposed the State-Zanu PF conflation after it emerged that the party’s second secretary and former Zimbabwe’s vice-president Kembo Mohadi was being allocated fuel for a Mashonaland Central tour on party business.

This came as Mohadi was also sent by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to represent Zimbabwe at Tuesday’s funeral of ex-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

“The following urgent department activities have been authorised to draw fuel and travel and subsistence allowances, chiefs installation for chiefs Nemamwa and Nemashakwe 3 000 litres, Chirumanzi section meetings (940 litres), VP Mohadi tour of Mashonaland Central (1 960 litres) and chief Benhura installation 2 260 litres,” Chikovo said.

Analysts told NewsDay yesterday that the communique speaks to conflation of Zanu PF and the State and urged Parliament to investigate misuse of government resources by the party.

Another analyst Maxwell Saungweme said: “It’s the party-State conflation which aids endemic corruption, sense of entitlement and lack of accountability. It’s one of the reasons why Zimbabwe needs to change to democratic, transparent and accountable governance where State institutions are respected and not politicised.”

Presidential spokesperson George Charamba was unwilling to comment on the matter, accusing NewsDay of having written the story before without his comment.

NewsDay never ran such a story.

Zanu PF secretary for Administration Obert Mpofu referred questions to party spokesperson Christopher Mutsvangwa but efforts to contact him were futile.