The ruling ZANU PF party says it has fired several officials for name-dropping with more expected to be axed.
The party’s acting spokesperson, Patrick Chinamasa, told the media on Wednesday that conmen and malcontents who abuse the name of the First Family and the party will be named and shamed. He said:
We have noted with concern that these name-droppers are abusing the names of senior leaders in the party, Government and the First Family.
They allege that they are relatives of senior leaders and go about conning people in the name of our leadership.
That should stop forthwith. Here at the party, we have fired some of these name-droppers, conmen and con-women who abuse the name of the party and leadership.
We challenge all media players to expose these fraudsters and extortionists whenever you come across them.
In the next press conference after full investigations, we will name and shame them.
ZANU PF has reportedly fired four employees and suspended another four from various departments for abusing the names of the party leadership.
Recently, suspended Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) president Henrietta Rushwaya claimed that members of the First Family were involved in her attempted 6kgs gold heist.