A leaked mobile phone conversation between two senior Zanu PF youth league members has revealed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s wife Auxillia is meddling in the ruling party’s youth wing.
Zanu PF’s youth league recently passed a vote of no confidence against three top executives; Pupurai Togarepi, Lewis Matutu and Tendai Chirau. The recordings reveal a conversation between youth league spokesperson Yeukai Simbanegavi and Masvingo league chairman Brian Munyoro. Munyoro is heard telling Simbanegavi that the no-confidence petitions were initiated by Auxillia using her agents in the party. In the audio recording, Munyoro informs Simbanegavi that the youths received payments of $75 at a local hotel on the day of the votes of no confidence upon signing the petition under the guise of signing for refreshment allowances. The money was reportedly brought by a Midlands legislator who is close to the Mnangagwas. Said Munyoro:
We were about to go to sleep and I heard that Manyengavana is the one who was said to be crafting the document (for votes of no confidence). Yes, exactly but it (the money) was said to be for refreshments. I am saying this because I asked them to explain to those from Masvingo
When questioned by NewZimbabwe.com about the recording, Simbanegavi refused to comment. Munyoro’s mobile phone was not reachable.
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