According to a leaked memo, the carts and ploughs were ordered by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) and are to be fast-tracked by a number of local manufacturers for use in vote-buying
Zanu (PF)’s presidential campaign team is thought to be headed by the party’s political commissar Elliot Manyika, war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda and youth leaders Absalom Sikhosana and Saviour Kasukuwere.
The memo to the team said they should start preparing for President Mugabe’s resounding victory in the rerun across the whole country. It goes on to state that the RBZ shall soon make available more than 200,000 scotch-carts and 500,000 ploughs for the campaign, which must ensure we retain our support in the rural constituencies.
The enormity of the figures may raise eyebrows – not least because of the resources needed to manufacture and distribute them – but Manyika confirmed farm implements would be part of their campaign weaponry. We are not using any violence, he said, but indeed shall use resources to campaign and that include[s] agricultural equipment because we know what is important for our people.Post published in: News