Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Resettlement, Air Chief Marshal (retired) Perrance Shiri has revealed that he promised the people of Rushinga district that he would donate his pension to them. Shiri pledged his pension on condition that the district voted for Zanu-PF. Addressing a rally at Nhakiwa business centre in Uzumba on Sunday, Shiri said,
I told them (Rushinga residents) that I have set aside my pension so that I can buy 30 cattle to be distributed across the province if they get more voters than this area [Uzumba]. Another party member and businessman in Mashonaland Central [Kennedy] Musanhi also pledged 30 cattle supporting me.
Zanu PF is a party of God, formed by God and it is our desire to take the people to Canaan. Despite the circumstances we are facing for example drug shortages in our health facilities, we are going to overcome all that. We have a leader who was baptised by fire. He was embarrassed in public and you know that, but he is the leader.