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Zimdef scandal: Zanu PF report implicates party

A REPORT compiled by a Zanu PF ad hoc committee set up to look into the alleged abuse of the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) by Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo and his deputy Godfrey Gandawa has revealed that the ruling party formally asked for state funds to bankroll party activities.

Staff Writer.

The allegations against Moyo and Gandawa came to the fore when the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) attempted to arrest the minister during a Zanu PF politburo meeting on October 5. Mugabe stopped the Zacc officers from apprehending Moyo.

Sources said the committee led by speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda tabled the report before the politburo on Wednesday as more drama into the abuse of Zimdef’s US$450 000 unfolds.

“The report indicated that money from Zimdef was not only channeled to individual use but also that Zanu PF requested for funding and it benefitted,” a senior Zanu PF official said. “It was indicated that the party and Moyo should join forces on their defence. Although the discussion into this report was not exhaustive and could still continue, it became clear that Zanu PF had also officially as a party, apart from the individuals, bankrolled its activities using the Zimdef funds.”

Contacted for comment, Zanu PF secretary for administration Ignatius Chombo said the report was expected to be deliberated at in the next politburo meeting. Moyo has stopped his appearance in court after approaching the Constitutional Court.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Sanitizing theft!
    Zimdef a political party sponsor when people buy furniture for their small houses.
    When people sell fuel on the black market.
    When people buy goods for their own business!

    Gives us a break!Zimbabweans are very educated and one day someone will pay for this.

    saddam,gaddaffi and Mubarak thought it will not happen to them.They thought they were immortal and invincible.

  2. That state institutions are extorted to fund Zanu PF has never been denied, but this is a case where people are hiding behind the party to steal. I expected better from Mudenda.

    • This has been happening since Zanu took power from Smith hence Zesa and other state own companies collapsed the Mujurus took money from Zesa to pay Botswana hotel bills etc while in government but no hotel demo ever took place let alone arrest of anyone

  3. Moyo still stle money and used it for private use. this does not exonerate him. Mugabe sad money must be paid back . let it be paid back and lets see Moyo pack back what he stole . Gandawa to . mari ngaidzoke

  4. Paying back the money is not justice. He will steal from elsewhere and pay, hoping that he doesn’t get caught this time. To ask a thieving officer to pay back the money and remain in office is sickening.

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