Secretary for Youth Development, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment George Magosvongwe yesterday said he had no knowledge of 100 000 litres of fuel said to have been donated to the Zimbabwe Youth Council by the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef). Higher Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo claimed in a Tweet that he donated 100 000 litres of fuel bought using Zimdef funds to the Zimbabwe Youth Council.
Magosongwe was testifying before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment chaired by Gokwe-Nembudziya legislator Justice Mayor Wadyajena. Asked if he was aware of any donation made, Mr Magosvongwe said
To the extent that a disclosure has been made, I will be aware. They are supposed to account for the resources that are at their disposal. If they get funding, they are supposed to disclose how they would have used it. At the end of the day, I am the accounting officer. If they receive any other donation I expect it to be accounted for. Under my tenure, I am not aware of any donation that might have come from Zimdef. I might have to check with my colleagues.