A little-known local civic organisation, Zimbabwe Citizens Forum (ZCF), on Tuesday accused 31 July protests organiser Jacob Ngarivhume and his colleagues, of calling for the demonstrations for monetary gain.
Addressing the media in Harare, ZCF national co-ordinator, Taurai Gakanje, said Ngarivhume cannot denounce corruption when he allegedly has many cases of corruption to answer. Said Gakanje:
Based on checks and balances the planned demonstrations as convened by Mr Jacob Ngarivhume and his colleagues are meant to settle their own cheap political matters.
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Let me ask the people to first know who the conveners are and before we are mobilised we need to know who the mobilisers are. Ngarivhume’s agenda is to look for money by whatsoever means.
He is organising these protests under the banner of fighting corruption when in fact he on his own has many cases of corruption to answer and moreover he is not doing for himself but working under instruction from his handlers.
Gakanje said he had information that Ngarivhume and his colleagues received $350 000 from the United States of America through its country embassy.
He further bizarrely accused the protest organisers of planning to fuel coronavirus infections in the country.