POLAD Members Demanding Diplomatic Passports, Farms And Vehicles
Political actors in President Mnangagwa’s preferred dialogue platform POLAD are reportedly demanding farms, diplomatic passports and vehicles for them to effectively carry out their duties, The Standard reports.
President Mnangagwa is reportedly actively considering honouring the requests of the POLAD (Political Actors’ Dialogue) Members according to a source that spoke to the publication and said:
…There is also an issue of diplomatic passports and vehicles. We are getting fuel coupons now and there has been an element of discontent from some of us to say they also need to be capacitated.
POLAD members were reportedly told to put their requests before Justice Ministry Permanent Secretary Virginia Mabhiza by President Mnangagwa who refused to comment on the issue when she was contacted for comment.
POLAD was incorporated in 2019 by President Mnangagwa and it is made up of parties that participated in the 2018 elections except for the MDC Alliance which stated that they will not be joining the POLAD “charade”.
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