Zanu-PF has suspended Manicaland Province chairperson Mubuso Chinguno who is facing charges of misappropriating over US$400 000 mobilised to service youth residential stands in Chipinge. National Youth League executive member Beauty Dhliwayo has been appointed interim provincial chair. Zanu-PF Secretary for Youth Affairs, Kudzanai Chipanga, confirmed the suspension to The Herald but refused to shed light on the matter.
Allegations against Chinguno are that he misappropriated money to service stands collected through two companies linked to him. Zanu-PF youths protested against Chinguno last week, and asked the party to take action against him. The protesters were led by Mubuso’s deputy, Harrison Tuso, and provincial youth league members Memory Baiwa, Elisha Madhlazi and Douglas Chibhamu. About 21 youths made reports to the police alleging that at least 2 500 people paid developers registration fees of $10 each in the district, but only 500 stands were partially serviced. They further allege that Chinguno forced the registered youths to pay monthly subscriptions of $35.
A probe team led by Zanu-PF youth league’s secretary for security, Tungamirai Mutonhodza, will receive reports from party youths at Checheche Growth Point tomorrow and is expected to submit a detailed report to the league’s management committee next Monday.