By Lloyd Takawira
The ruling ZANU PF party has said it has so far secured 67 of the 150 beasts to be slaughtered during their annual conference to be held in Goromonzi next week .
Reports are that at a time the economic situation in the country is dire ZANU PF is expecting to gobble over $5 million to feed over 7 000 delegates.
Zanu PF Mashonaland East provincial secretary for administration Kudzai Majuru has this to say.
“After all the pledges, we have started collecting 67 beasts that we are assured of. We are happy with the progress so far and we are well on course as far as the preparations are concerned,”
The Zanu PF provincial leadership in Mashonaland East also said the party want to slaughter 400 goats and 5 000 chickens to feed the 7 000 delegates expected to grace the event.
Known for its penchant splashing and extravagance, ZANU PF will splash astronomical amounts of money on this year’s conference. The party uses its muscle in government departments such as Zesa Holdings, Zimbabwe National Water (Zinwa) and TelOne, among others to fund its programs.
Analysts have been critical of the ZANU led government following its abuse of state institutions.
The District Development Fund and ZINWA, for example, have drilled four boreholes at the venue, while roads have been graded and resurfaced bringing a new look in the district that has poor infrastructure despite its proximity to the capital city.
Roads that link to schools providing accommodation like St Johns High have been worked on, while the one linking to Chinyika Clinic has been rehabilitated.
A cross-section of people who spoke to this reporter in Goromonzi expressed displeasure at the manner in which state resources are being plundered.
At a time the ZANU government is preaching austerity, its actions defeats the whole austerity mantra said one resident of Goromonzi.
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