All civil servants belong to ZANU PF as they are working for a ZANU PF-leg government and should therefore be prepared to chant party slogans at gatherings.
This was said by the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development Clemence Chiduwa in Mwenezi recently.
This is, however, against the law as Section 200 (5) of the Constitution obligates political neutrality for all civil servants.
Chiduwa expressed his sentiments to invited heads of government departments and ZANU PF structures who gathered for the party’s inter-district meeting which was held at Rutenga growth point’s Council Hall on Saturday, 22 May. He said:
All government workers are working for ZANU PF. In my own home area of Zaka, government workers are now fully aware that whenever there is a gathering, they stand and chant our party slogans because they are working for ZANU PF.
Here in Mwenezi, we are looking forward to a situation whereby government workers know that they are working for ZANU PF.
During his address, the Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs, Ezra Chadzamira, also maintained that government workers belong to ZANU PF.
The Inter-district meeting, which was attended by several ZANU PF provincial bigwigs, also had former MDC MP Tongai Matutu in attendance.