By Phillipa Jaja
Some ZANU PF members are crying foul over demands by unruly party leaders.
Allegations are that the leaders have roped in district chairpersons to force villagers to pay for transport money to attend the Independence Day Celebrations to be held in Mt Darwin, Mashonaland Central.
This is contrary to a recent announcement by the Cabinet that: “the host Province of Mashonaland Central had been allocated one hundred ZUPCO buses to ferry delegates to the venue while … other provinces were also allocated some buses to transport delegates to the venue.”
A party official who spoke to the Review and Mail on condition of anonymity confirmed the development and said some wards have started paying the requested amount.
“The Bindura district leadership tasked each district chairperson with collecting a US$1 transport money from their respective wards during a recent interdistrict meeting.
A ward is made up of about 3 000 people,” she said.