It has emerged that Zimdef funded the president’s birthday party held in Masvingo this year. The Ministry of Higher Tertiary Education facilitated the release of $173 000 towards the party after a request by the Zanu PF youth league. The money was paid through deputy minister Gandawa’s Fuzzy Technologies. After the request came from Zanu-PF, Head of the ministry, Jonathan Moyo, wrote to his deputy Gandawa:
Please see how you can assist, perhaps not directly given the source and nature of the request, Unfortunately, we cannot use Zicosu [Zimbabwe Congress of Students Union] given their negative politics these days.
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