ZANU (PF) Minister for Women Affairs, Gender and Community
Development, Oppah Muchinguri, confirmed here at a rally to drum up
support for Mugabe that the shortages of clothing material had
affected their campaign drive, leaving the party without an option
except to print just a few regalia.
This has left claims that Mugabe has shot himself in the foot by
undertaking the blitz, dubbed “Dzikisa Mutengo/Reduce Prices”, almost
coming closer to reality as many businesses have closed shop and left
the country for other investor-friendly nations.
“We were supposed to have all the regalia prepared by now so that all
the party structures would have them, but due to the shortages of
linen, we could not manage. So we are just showing you samples which
will be distributed later,” she said.
Muchinguri revealed that there were no companies left in the country
that were still processing linen and other clothing materials.
“There are few, if any companies left in the country that are still
processing clothing materials so that we can sew party regalia for all
our party structures,” she added.
The party regalia include T-shits, formal shirts, caps, drapes and
scarf’s with Mugabe’s face on the front, which is viewed as markers of
his presence in the rural areas.
The same party regalia are also used to buy votes to the rural people,
who either cannot afford to buy new clothes, or are affected by the
shortages in the shops caused by the disastrous operation-CAJ News.Post published in: News