Addressing the party’s women’s league seminar in Darwendale on Friday, President Robert Mugabe said he heard received reports that a senior party official was clandestinely printing party cards which were distributed in Masvingo, Manicaland and the Midlands provinces.
Mugabe said police were investigating the matter and the official would be named and corrective action taken in due course.
Sources in the party told Radio VOP on Saturday that the counterfeit cards were discovered during a recent DCC election audit carried out by the party’s commissariat department in some provinces where the elections were marred by allegations of rigging.
“Most people who voted in the DCC election in Manicaland did not have valid cards .They voted using the fake cards. Some of the cards were recently discovered stashed in a Toyota twin cab belonging to a senior Manicaland party official who is closely linked to the Mnangagwa camp,” said a party source that refused to be named for fear of victimisation.
The disgruntled members of the Mujuru faction who lost most of the DCC elections are said to have raised the issue at the party’s last politburo meeting.