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Zanu PF activists demand money for independence celebrations despite cancellation

by Stephen Jakes
09 Apr 2020 at 10:18hrs | Views
Zanu PF is reported to have continued to demand money for independence celebrations despite the ban of the events following the outbreak of Covid 19 world wide.

This is contained in the latest Zimbabwe Peace Project report.

"Cases of harassment and intimidation were recorded in different communities in the reporting period. In some cases, Zanu PF activists demanded financial contributions for the upcoming Independence Day despite the President's announcement that Independence Celebrations had been postponed. These demands are an indication of a system that has normalised exploiting citizens of their hard-earned cash," reads the report.

ZPP said politics of patronage also continued unabated as reports of Zanu PF supporters being given first preference in allocation of food and other resources were recorded.

"This goes against the tenets of good governance that encourage equity and inclusiveness and defies internationally recognised humanitarian standards of distribution," ZPP said.

Source - Byo24News | ZPP