Gumbo denies Zanu (PF) workers unpaid

Hundreds of employees, most of them junior, at the Zanu (PF) Headquarters in Harare have gone for four months without salaries as the party struggles to contain a serious financial crisis.

Rugare Gumbo
Rugare Gumbo

Sources within the party said it was struggling to raise money to pay employees, who face impending retrenchment. “We have not been paid since February and our bosses keep insisting that the party is not generating any money,” said a worker from the security department who spoke on condition of anonymity.

“We received allowances when we went for the president’s birthday celebrations, and that was the last of the money we ever got,” he added.

The party generates revenue from subscriptions, Zanu (PF) owned companies and donations from sympathisers. Zanu (PF)- owned companies have been struggling to survive because of corruption and incompetence.

Party spokesperson, Rugare Gumbo, insisted that the workers were being paid.

“These are just rumours. Zanu (PF) has been paying its workers regularly. They are civil servants of the party,” said Gumbo. Political analyst John Makumbe said the party could be experiencing financial problems because its traditional donors were withdrawing.

“A lot of people in the party are no longer contributing because they see this current term in government as Zanu (PF)’s last term. They foresee the party dying, so they would rather keep the money to themselves,” he said.

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