The ruling ZANU PF party’s main source of funding is donations from unnamed donors, which accounted for 57,3% ($36 961 751,00) of its revenue in 2019.
This was revealed in the central committee report to the 18th people’s conference, which also indicated that in 2019, the party spent nearly $14 million on ministerial packages for its full-time politburo workers and monthly allowances for central committee members. Part of the report reads:
Salaries were $13 966 701, (from $5 573 329 in 2018) there was an increase of 150,6% on salaries due to the cost of living adjustments for staff and allowances introduced for central committee members.
The party resolved to avail financial rewards to former cabinet ministers who are now full-time employees at its headquarters equivalent to what serving ministers earn.
The central committee report also disclosed that ZANU PF owes suppliers a staggering $10 million, and its creditors include telephone companies ($1.5 million and the Harare City Council ($1 million).