MDC-T accuses ZANU-PF of abusing state resources to acquire 365 new vehicles for the next year’s elections


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The Movement of Democratic Change has accused the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front of looting State resources to prepare for next year’s elections but warned that it will bring everyone to book when it takes over power next yeat.

Party spokesman Obert Gutu said ZANU-PF had siphoned out about $20 million to buy 365 new SUV vehicles for next year’s campaign.

“At a time when the government is struggling to timeously pay civil servants their salaries and bonuses, we are witnessing a situation whereby the insipidly corrupt and incompetent ZANU-PF political party has embarked on a massive motor vehicle buying spree,” Gutu said.

“We have got it on very good and credible authority that ZANU-PF has used no less than US$20 million to acquire a brand new fleet of SUV motor vehicles.

“Indeed, Ignatius Chombo, the ZANU-PF secretary for administration, confirmed on Friday, January 20, 2017, that his party has acquired 365 brand new Ford Ranger SUV motor vehicles although, of course, he didn't publicly disclose the source of the money that was used to buy such a huge fleet of very expensive all – terrain motor vehicles.”

Gutu said it was no longer in doubt that ZANU-PF politicians are thieves and looters as evidenced by the number of politicians who are facing various charges.

“As the most popular political party and indeed; as the government- in – waiting in Zimbabwe, the MDC, when we take over State power in 2018,shall immediately institute a thorough and holistic audit of all State resources to ensure that all those persons who have ransacked and stolen from the State and its various institutions shall be held to account.

“In fact, the new government will effectively trace and recover all looted assets ; including the billions of dollars in public funds that have fraudulently externalised to foreign countries such as Dubai, Hong Kong, China and Singapore,” Gutu said.

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