Well placed sources in Chimanimani told a Radio VOP reporter here on Tuesday that the party had launched investigations into the issue.
“Chief Satiya was among several chiefs and headmen who were assigned to distribute the anti-sanction forms to the people in the area. Satiya could not account for some of the forms which he given,” said a Zanu (PF) source in the area that refused to be named for fear of victimisation.
The source said a Zanu (PF) delegation led by Jane Knight, the Zanu (PF) Chimanimani district coordinator, recently visited the chief’s homestead and threatened him with unspecified action if the chief did not account for the forms by the end of this month
“The chief’s explanation to the Zanu (PF) officials that the forms were soaked and destroyed by rains did not convince the Zanu (PF) officials.”
It was being suspected that the chief deliberately destroyed the forms, said another source.
When contacted for comment the chief confirmed the incident but declined further comment.
“Nhau yamurikureketa inhau iri kuzivikanwa nevakuru vakuru kumahofisi kuti chii chakaitika. (The issue which you are asking about is already known in higher offices,” he said.
Zanu (PF) claims it has garnered more than two million signatures for its anti-sanctions petition which was launched when the campaign was launched in Harare by President Robert Mugabe a few months ago. Mugabe and Zanu (PF) want the West and the European Union to remove sanctions targeted at Mugabe and his cronies.