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    Masvingo stampede to donate to President Mugabe’s birthday


    Nkulumani Mlambo

    MASVINGO – The Zanu PF provincial chairman for Masvingo, Ezra Chadzamira says three quarters of the resources needed for President Mugabe's 92nd birthday party to be held in Masvingo are now secured following a meeting in the city where individuals, party leaders, different organisations and business made huge pledges.
    There was a galore of pledges at Masvingo Polytechnic last Saturday as hundreds of guests tried to ensure that the birthday bash to be hosted by the province on February 21, at Mucheke stadium is a success.
    To start the ball rolling was Retired Assistant Commissioner Edmore Veterai who donated $1000 on behalf of Bikita district, $500 for his family and $1000 on behalf of Zimbabwe Sugar Development Association where he is the chairman.
    Masvingo Rural Districts chairman Killer Zivhu who is also secretary for finance for Zanu PF for the province poured in $10 000, secretary for commissariat in the province Jeppy Jaboon pledged $1000, Commercial Sugarcane Farmers Association led by Tawanda Mafurutu chipped in with $2500 and also pledged sugar for the jamboree, Mkwasine Farmers donated $5000 and Bikita Minerals gave $5000.
    All the seven administrative districts donated $300 each, Bulawayo based transport company Drummond will provide all the chickens for the whole function, Edmund Mhere promised to provide buses that will ferry party goers on the day while Zuva Peroleum represented by Gutu born business mogul John Mushayavanhu will provide all the fuel to be used during the celebrations.
    Zanu PF Politiburo member Josaya Dunira Hungwe who chaired the fundraising meeting urged companies and individuals not to donate cash as it may be abused but to give donations in kind so that members are not tempted to steal.
    Rusike brothers from Gweru pledged to provide anything that may be required at the function which is in short supply, Masvingo land developers led by Godhati Dunira pledged 10 tonnes of mealie meal and transport, Gweru based livestock transport operator Kittos pledged four tonnes of meat, Gweru based business community four tonnes of meat, provincial chairman Ezra Chadzamira pledged four beasts for meat, Mukumba who owns Intercape buses promised to provide five buses to ferry people and Lillian Muungani who was representing Greenfield Ethanol promised any quantity of game meat for the ceremony.
    Not to be outdone Mwenezi aspiring member of parliament Joosby Omar pledged five buses for Mwenezi district, Masvingo city council represented by the town Clerk Adolf Gusha promised to donate something after consultations, Mutendi did not commit themselves although they promised and sugar processing giant Tongaat Hulets promised to donate anything thai s in short supply at the function.
    When contacted for comment the provincial chairman Chadzamira said they have three quarters of what is required for the party.
    "We have secured transport, enough meat and food for the celebrations, I can safely say we are three quarters through with everything," said Chadzamira. news
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