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Zanu-PF turns to school buses to transport supporters

by Staff reporter
28 Oct 2014 at 06:00hrs | Views
ZANU PF has come under fire for allegedly coercing schools to offer them buses to transport its supporters to various destinations free of charge.

Recently the ruling party has been accused of abusing the Zimbabwe United Passangers Company for its party business.

School development associations (SDAs) at most of the affected schools confirmed the development yesterday, saying the trend started during First Lady Grace Mugabe's "Meet the People" tours two weeks ago.

Parents are, however, livid and are calling on their SDAs to resist being forced into transporting Zanu PF supporters for free.

This is after a bus belonging to Emthonjeni Primary School in the Midlands spent three days on the roadside after it broke down along the Gweru–Kwekwe Highway after transporting party members to the Gweru rally.

An SDA member at Redcliff Primary School said their school activities had been affected as Zanu PF supporters demanded use of the buses at short notice.

The primary school's SDA chairman Lloyd Msipa confirmed that Zanu PF had "requested" to use the school bus for free, but denied that they were commandeered to release it.

Last Saturday, as Zanu PF held an inter-district party rally, it relied heavily on school buses to transport over 1 000 supporters from Kwekwe and its environs to Kwekwe Queens Sports Club where they were addressed by Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Source - Southern Eye
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