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Mugabe birthday gifts ‘stolen’

Over 5 000 litres of fuel donated for President Robert Mugabe’s 92nd birthday celebrations set to be held on Saturday at the Great Zimbabwe Monuments has been stolen by senior Zanu PF officials.
Mugabe turns 92 today.

Tatenda Chitagu

Speaking at a provincial coordinating committee meeting held by a rival Zanu PF faction at Chiefs Halls in Masvingo yesterday, provincial youth chairperson Nobert Ndaarombe said the fuel was stolen by a rival camp led by suspended chairperson, Ezra Chadzamira.

Ezra Chadzamira

Ezra Chadzamira

“Fuel that was donated for the president’s bash was stolen by people who want to de-campaign him. We have evidence because they signed for the fuel at the garage administering it,” he said.

“Our fuel for the function cannot be used for other things. It was donated and what image will we give to the people who donated?

“We do not want people who abuse our donations. We need to be accountable so that next time, people who donate will know that their pledges were not abused so that they will donate again.”

Ndaarombe added: “We have got a challenge of people personalising the party. Zanu PF is not a briefcase organisation.”

However, Chadzamira dismissed the allegations.

“I think whoever said that is mad,” he said, without elaborating.

At a provincial coordinating committee meeting (PCC) last Tuesday, Chadzamira said the province had raised everything needed for the bash.

“We are ready to roll and we have all that is needed for the successful hosting of the bash. We raised enough fuel, food and cash amounting to $35 000,” he said.

Acting chairperson of the faction linked to First Lady Grace Mugabe, Amasa Nenjani told yesterday’s PCC meeting that they did not recognise Chadzamira as he had been suspended by commisar Saviour Kasukuwere.
“I do not know about the last meeting as the acting chair. Whatever came out of it, I do not recognise it,” he said.

Jeppy Jaboon, who was counter-suspended at the previous meeting by the Chadzamira faction loyal to embattled Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, said their camp was the legitimate provincial executive.

“We are the real provincial executive representing Masvingo. We distance ourselves from people who insulted the first lady,” he said.

“If you insult the First Lady, you have insulted the president. We cannot celebrate that. They have got a sinister agenda.”

“As Masvingo provincial coordinating committee, we do not recognise them. We will deal with them after the president’s birthday celebrations. Any PCC meeting should be called by Nenjani.”

8 Responses to Mugabe birthday gifts ‘stolen’

  1. Robert Mangwiro February 21, 2016 at 11:43 am #

    nobert ndaarombe why do you say “we have evidence because they signed for the fuel at the garage administering it.” Can’t you thoroughly investigate and come up with an accurate statement. Rather than pointing fingers because you belong to different factions

  2. Yolanda February 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    Ok so Zimbabwe declared the drought a state of emergency and asked for international aid because people are starving. Yet we managed to raise $35000 for his birthday from within the country…. Inga zvavo vamwe. Let them eat cake.

    • Icing on the cake! February 22, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

      Very true

  3. Shumba Muroori February 21, 2016 at 5:10 pm #

    Ndaarombe zveshuwa

  4. goldfadda n mapfumo February 21, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

    Mi nah hv anytin solid to do,we haffi hold on to Jah & watch dem upcomin solutions towards dat tea-potted country.#tired fi dem bablaan worx#

  5. Robert Chikumba February 25, 2016 at 10:32 am #

    The country has been through hard harder times, while some people still see it fit to throw million dollar birthday parties for someone rich enough to use his own money to through himself a big bash party. People are made to pay $1 towards the cause yet they can barely feed their families and in return they get nothing from the guy. Every single day he is treated to a host of surprise meals unless he says what he wants at the expense of tax payers money. The common Zimbabwean is suffering he does not care. This is sick.

  6. Chogugudza masunungure February 27, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

    if you are truly zimbabwean and you have any love for our nation and still find yourself unable to fuly apreciete the importance of R.G Mugabe to our being then you should know you worry me a matter of fact i may just as well call you a traitor
    lets argue subtance.Realy if we dont have anything to point we may end up critising the deserved honor that is being given to a known valuable member of our society a war veterain, former detainee and a founding leader to Zim.And yes the day should go ahead and be declared a holiday

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