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.