Karoi Residents Snub Zanu (PF) Audit Exercise

Party insiders here said no-one had showed up at the venue.

“We are always told to postpone audit meetings here as no one seem to be interested to attend. Even top army officers spearheading the exercise are giving up,” party insiders told Radio VOP.

Zanu (PF) provincial political commissar Phillip Muguti confirmed that the party is still yet to audit three districts namely Kubatana, Chitepo and Tongogara in town due to failure by supporters to attend audit meetings.

”Very few people came in Karoi urban but will wind up as we revisit other rural outskirts, maybe its due to poor communication,” said Muguti.

However some residents interviewed by a Radio VOP reporter said they had no reason to attend the meetings. “Most people have never been party members but had their names forcibly slotted in the Zanu (PF) structures. I do not have time to attend the audit” said a woman who preferred to be called Mai Theresa for fear of victimisation.

Confusion has gripped the party that is insisting that elections be held this year.

In Tengwe, local Zanu (PF) MP Sarah Mahoka is accused of defying the audit team that saw them coming back empty handed on Monday. Top military personnel had been deployed to conduct a restructuring exercise of the party that is facing internal divisions ahead of possible elections.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) is against elections this year pending a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) election roadmap to guarantee free and fair elections and avoid a repeat of the 2008 political violence. The political violence resulted in more than 200 people mostly MDC supporters killed with thousands others displaced from their homes.