Zimdef money funded President Mugabe's birthday party
It has emerged that Zimdef funded the president’s birthday party held in Masvingo this year. The Ministry of Higher Tertiary Education facilitated the release of $173 000 towards the party after a request by the Zanu PF youth league. The money was paid through deputy minister Gandawa’s Fuzzy Technologies. After the request came from Zanu-PF, Head of the ministry, Jonathan Moyo, wrote to his deputy Gandawa:
Please see how you can assist, perhaps not directly given the source and nature of the request, Unfortunately, we cannot use Zicosu [Zimbabwe Congress of Students Union] given their negative politics these days.
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