Vendors forced to pay Mujuru funeral costs

Zanu (PF) is demanding a one dollar contribution from street vendors in a bid to cover fuel expenses incurred at the burial of the late General Solomon Mujuru.

Solomon Mujuru
Solomon Mujuru

Vendors in Chikangwe high density suburb were summoned to the party offices recently and told to contribute to fuel expenses.

“They say the money will be used to pay for fuel that was used during the burial of General Mujuru at Heroes Acre in Harare" said a vendor who attended the meeting but declined to be named.

The meeting was addressed by former Zanu (PF) councillor, now district coordinating committee chairman, Stewart Jena and his deputy, Leonard Masamba.

"The two told us that those who do not pay up will be blacklisted ahead of elections. We are not free and secure, as they will not be accountable to us if we give the money," added another elderly vegetable vendor who preferred to be called Mai Chance.

''This is yet another way of scaring away supporters as people will not join a party out of fear. But our leadership does not understand it," added an insider who declined to be named for fear of political victimisation.

Jena confirmed the meeting but downplayed it saying, "It was a meeting with our supporters after restructuring".

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