The ruling ZANU PF party has summoned two of its officials for a disciplinary hearing over allegations of stealing maize availed by the Grain Marketing Board (GMB).
Muzarabani Rural District Council chairperson Ashton Chiweshe and Mount Darwin councillor John Chakare (Zanu PF) allegedly stole the maize which was supposed to be distributed to vulnerable members of the community.
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Mashonaland Central provincial party spokesperson Alfred Mufunga confirmed the pending disciplinary hearing for the officials. He said:
We have summoned the two for hearing this week and for now I cannot say much as we are waiting for the hearing.
Chiweshe, Muzarabani ward 25 councillor and accomplices Joseph Makaza (39), Ronald Mushango (22) and Jacob Chihuni (30) appeared before a magistrate in Mount Darwin in April over the matter.
They were however released after prosecutors revealed there were mistakes in their docket.
Reports allege that Chakare received 300 bags of maize from the GMB, but could not account for five bags valued at $1 025.