ZANU youth leader in a storm over US$200
MASVINGO – ZANU PF youth in Chiredzi have accused their provincial youth political commissar, Israel Lunga and Calvin Chauke of trying to swindle US$200 and RTGS$3 000 he received for youth day celebrations last month.
Chauke, a party district executive member told The Mirror that Lunga received the money from Chiredzi West MP, Farai Musikavanhu to buy food for the youth at the National Youth Day on February 21, 2022. However, Lunga found enough food at the function and kept the money.
He is said to have only produced the money after a group of youth summoned him and demanded an account. Lunga then allegedly went back home and brought the money.
Lunga could neither confirm nor deny the allegations. He however, demanded to know the name of the person who leaked the information to The Mirror. He also said that there was a lot of food at the youth function.
Musikavanhu said he did not know whether the money he donated was stolen or not. He said that when he makes donations, he does not make follow-ups to see how they are used.
“I am not aware of the issue. Whether it was stolen or not; I don’t know. If I make a donation, that’s all with me I normally don’t make follow ups,” said Musikavanhu.
“There was a lot of food at the celebrations and people ate until they filled their tummies. I cannot answer on the issue of the money you are asking about. Who told you about that issue anyway?” asked Lunga.
“Lunga received the money but found that there was a lot of food at the celebrations so there was no need to use the money” said Chauke.
Youths who spoke to The Mirror on condition of anonymity described Lunga’s actions as an act of dishonesty.
“That a youth leader like Lunga fails to account for money given to him to benefit all youths is disappointing. We wish our party gets new people with a new mind set. The greediness is just too much,” said a one of the youths.https://masvingomirror.com