Zapu spokesperson Iphithule Maphosa confirmed to Southern Eye that Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa and party treasurer general Jacob Dube are in South Africa to solicit for funds meant to assist the party ahead of the 2018 elections.
Zapu does not receive any money under the Political Parties Finance Act that stipulates that any party with at least 5% of the total votes cast is entitled to Treasury funding. Maphosa urged government to speed up the process of handing over Zapu and Zipra properties so that the party self-funds its activities.
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According to a Zapu inventory, the party owns properties that include the four-storey Magnet House which houses the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) in Bulawayo. Zapu also owns Davies Hall which is used by Zanu-PF as its Bulawayo provincial headquarters. Other properties include Castle Arms in Bulawayo, Green Haven among many others.
Dumiso Dabengwa was a politician and the president of ZAPU. He was also a member of Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) officially until 2008 when he left to revive ZAPU political party. In 2018, Dumiso formed the Dumiso Dabengwa Foundation. Between 2018 and 2019... Read More About Dumiso Dabengwa
The Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) is the oldest liberation war party formed in 1961 to oust the Ian Smith regime. Led by son of the soil, Joshua Nkomo, the movement announced guerilla war in 1966 after the party had sent some militants abroad for... Read More About ZAPU
Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) is a liberation war movement/party that has been ruling Zimbabwe since the country attained its independence in 1980. The party's main agenda was to liberate the country from the bondage of settler regime led by Ian... Read More About Zanu-PF