Harare Residents’ Trust director Mr Precious Shumba accused some sitting MDC-T councillors of vote-buying and fleecing desperate home-seekers after promising to allocate them residential stands when they assume office.
In a Facebook post, Shumba said that those with money won the MDC-T primary elections and he was afraid they will continue with their corrupt tendencies. Said Shumba:
What we witnessed at several voting centres yesterday (Sunday) during the primary election revealed that indeed the powerful and those with money get the result that they want at the end of the day. Some of the sitting councillors pocketed thousands of dollars from desperate people claiming that they will process allocation of residential stands, while the daring went around buying and distributing cooking oil, sugar, and buying membership cards for their perceived supporters.
However, Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni dismissed Shumba’s claims saying those with not all those with money won the primary elections. He acknowledged that the candidate selection process may not have been credible.
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Bernard (Ben) Manyenyeni, the former Mayor of Harare, is a Zimbabwean business executive, politician and MDC-T member. As a businessman, his career spans over 25 years in the financial services sector, largely managing group pension funds. He was the Mayor of Harare from 2013 to... Read More About Bernard Manyenyeni
The Movement for Democratic Change - Tsvangirayi (MDC-T) formerly just the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is the main opposition party in Zimbabwe formed in an era of economic melt down and political unrest in 1999. The party was part of Zimbabwe's Government of National... Read More About MDC-T