Mutasa distances himself from shambolic preps

ZANU PF acting secretary for finance Didymus Mutasa yesterday distanced himself from the shambolic preparation of the party’s youth conference characterised by lack of food for the delegates.


President Robert Mugabe had to offer his own maize along with cattle to feed starving youth delegates.

He also directed management at Gushungo Dairy to deliver milk for the over 3 000 delegates staying at various colleges in Harare.

Asked if the remarks were an indictment on the conference organisers, Mutasa said he did not know. “I wouldn’t know,” he said. “Ask him (President Mugabe) or his secretary. I am not his spokesman.”

Zanu PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo said he did not know if the remarks were a denunciation, suffice to say the ruling party was in a precarious financial position.

“Well, look, I don’t know. The fact is that the party is facing challenges of money,” he said.

The Zanu PF youths attending the elective conference were said to have slept on empty stomachs on Thursday night before Mugabe intervened.

Mugabe said he had constituted a select committee to rescue the conference, warning those behind the shambolic preparations not to “cry” at the forthcoming elective Congress.

“The whole of the Central Committee has been sitting to plan these conferences on the basis that the financial side of the party, those who are responsible for raising finances of the party, are doing so, only to be told that we don’t even have a single cent,” Mugabe raged.

5 Responses to Mutasa distances himself from shambolic preps

  1. Mapingu August 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    Haaaa, haaaa! A night of ‘Empty stomachs 4 ZPF youth’. That’s unbelievable, especially after hearing recently from His Excellence himself that the country is on a very progressive recovery trend.

    Could it mean that it is only ZPF which is nor economically recovering while everything else in the country is going in the opposite direction?

    Hino, zvingagonzi zviri kumbofamaba sei? Totongozvishawira pazvo. On one hand ZPF honorable ministers and their president a performing wonders for the country in general; yet on the other hand ZPF itself is burning. Haaaa. zvakawoma. But we know whatever dear president says is true – why should we doubt him.

  2. Eagle August 10, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    Mugabe is wrong & it just goes to show how useless zanupf is when it comes to planning. If theres no money then theres no money, period. How could central committee implement plans without consultation with finance? Action must match availability of funds instead of living in dreamland

  3. abused August 12, 2014 at 9:52 am #

    It was a great conspiracy. Here is how it was done. Grace have to be voted as women leage boss to strengthen Bob’s faction,right. So Bob through his network instructs finance to sit on the party’s loot and not release any for the conference. Then hunger strikes. A distress call to Bob and his wife. They are “generous” enough to “donate” tons of maize and thousands of litres of milk. And boom! they salvage the situation. The youths are tactifully hoodwinked and are definately going to endorse Disgrace and Bob. The other two factions(yes there are 3 factions in the Ruining Party)are Nikuved just like that

    • Positive Thinking August 12, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

      You are dead correct

  4. cobra August 17, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    hazvishamisi coz millions of zimboz are sleeping on empty stomachs everyday, thats ZANU PF for you there

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