Mukupe In Vote Buying, Rigging Storm
Students protested at Deputy Minister of Finance, Terence Mukupe’s government offices demanding payment for voting him to represent Zanu-PF in Harare East in the forthcoming elections.
The students also alleged Mukupe also promised to facilitate drivers’ licence on top of money and residential stands for the more than 600 students who voted for him to successfully defeated his fierce rival, Mavis Gumbo. In an interview with 263Chat, disgruntled students said they had been manhandled by Mukupe’s bouncers when they were trying to seek audience over unfulfilled promises. Denzel Nkhata said he assisted Mukupe to win by creating a new cell sheet made up of college students while removing party members. Said Denzel Nkhata:
Mukupe removed the Zanu PF cell sheet database and left only the students to vote and just a few Zanu-PF members. I have the database with me.The agreed payment fee was $7 250 but he gave his girlfriends (names supplied), with whom he is sexually involved with. He gave them $120 each and the other girlfriend was given $500 while the rest did not receive anything. Now the students are on my back asking me for their payments since I’m the one who had mobilised.
Contacted for comment by 263Chat, Mukupe said he was attending a Zanu-PF healing session at the party headquarters.