According to documents obtained by NewsDay, Jonathan Moyo has revealed how Zanu PF is using money meant for STEM to fund its own projects. The government, through Moyo’s ministry, is implementing a Stem project, which seeks to encourage students to take up science subjects by paying their tuition fees, among other incentives.
The documents in NewsDay‘s possession suggest that Zimdef used Mandiwanzira’s firm, AB Communications, to fund Zanu PF projects with the company raising invoices purporting to have used the money for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) projects. Moyo’s deputy, Godfrey Gandawa wrote to him in a letter attached to the correspondence sent to the President that,
You shall note that while the invoices attached read Stem, the payment was in actual fact for the million-man march. The total cost through AB Communications was $181 633,43. AB Communications further ran the multimedia campaign for the meeting of war veterans with His Excellency the President after the communiqué, which sought to undermine the authority of the President. The total expenditure for the war veterans meeting was $79 175,43. Please note that while the AB Communications invoices state Stem, it is the multimedia for the war veterans meeting.
Moyo also claimed his donation of computers and bicycles to schools and traditional leaders in Tsholotsho North was aimed at promoting Stem in the constituency. His deputy, Gandawa funded the First Lady’s campaign rally in Rushinga with computers and logistics.