Corruption-accused Prisca Mupfumira Cleared To Contest ZANU PF Internal Polls11 months ago
Former Public Service and Social Welfare Minister Prisca Mupfumira has been cleared to contest for a post in ZANU PF’s Central Committee.
One Martha Munondo-Tafirenyika was disqualified at the last minute, allegedly on the basis of lacking seniority, after she attempted to challenge Mupfumira.
Tafirenyika had earlier been cleared by the party’s headquarters to stand in the weekend Zanu PF Central Committee (CC) Makonde women’s quota polls, reported NewZimbabwe.com.
However, Tafirenyika said she received a phone call from ZANU PF provincial political commissar, John Yotamu, informing her of the disqualification. She said:
Yes, l have been told that l cannot contest and the reason that has been given is that of seniority.
Are you a Civil Servant or Pensioner in Zimbabwe?
Get a smartphone 📱 on Zero Deposit. 24 hours to process.
How could they wait until the last minute after l had already campaigned the length and breadth of Makonde up to Chijaka, visiting each and every chairlady, going as far as Jechenene in Mhangura, wasting my resources from the sale of farm produce, all for nothing?
There is corruption in all this. How can they protect someone who has pending corruption cases to contest in the election?
The world is watching, what would people say of us allowing someone who hasn’t been cleared of corruption?
Tafirenyika’s disqualification will allow Mupfumira to be elected unopposed into the ZANU PF Central Committee.
Meanwhile, Mupfumira has appeared before the courts in a matter relating to US$90 million fraud at the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) and the matter is yet to be finalised.