Speaking to The Sunday Mail, former Zimbabwe People First leaders, Munacho Mutezo, Agrippa Mutambara, Margaret Dongo and Luckson Kandemiri accused Joice Mujuru of diverting party funds for personal use.
I was in charge of the party’s funds. Our problems with her leadership qualities started when she left the country with a begging bowl heading to the United Kingdom, Middle East and South Africa without the knowledge of the executive. What I know is we have sold over 20 000 membership cards since the formation of the party, but if you check the balance sheet, you will be shocked. God only knows what happened to that money. At one point, we called for accountability and suggested mechanisms to plug leakages, but she was adamant and did not want to comply as she was also picking from the same cookie jar. Investigations later revealed that she was working with a syndicate of provincial co-ordinators.
Mutambara al,so concurred with Mutezo and said that Mujuru does not respect accountability while former ZimPF youth chair Mr Luckson Kandemiri said that the party became her personal project and when it came to the issue of money, it was a one-man show. Dongo had this to say:
When we said people must account for the money they abused or misused, she would protect those people. Imagine what would happen if she were to be the President of this country? A person who spends time with street dealers and takes them for advisors cannot surely lead. It’s sad.
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