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Youths demand stands refund from Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter
30 Mar 2018 at 17:43hrs | Views
Former President Robert Mugabe's election strategy to parcel out stands to youths is now backfiring as youths who were fleeced of their hard earned cash are now demanding refund from President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government. reported that before his ouster by the military in November last year, Mugabe side-lined war veterans and roped in youths in his campaign trail dubbed Youth Interface Rallies.

The former president pledged to doll out residential stands to all the party youths as part of his grand plan to lure young people to vote for him.

Youths were told that they were going to access the residential stands at rock bottom prices.

In some parts of Manicaland, desperate youths had to part with their earned cash to pay deposit for the stands.

However, the funds which were meant for the servicing the stands disappeared after the former Manicaland Zanu-PF provincial chairperson Mubuso Chinguno and his executive allegedly embezzled over $400 000.

Youths from Mutare and Chipinge districts are now demanding refund from the new administration.

"We need the new youths' executive led by Pupurai Togarepi to explain how the party is going to refund us our money. We can't have people who looted our money walking scot-free," said one youth from Mutare district who declined to be named.

Source - newzimbabwe