Cars, salaries divide Zanu PF

Zanu PF party vehicles and salaries have divided the ruling party amid reports that a storm is brewing following the party’s decision to pay all Central Committee (CC) members $900 per month.

Zanu PF insiders said the salary is only paid to Central Committee members who are not either members of parliament or senators.

It was agreed that those who do not have any other means of upkeep yet they are CC members should be paid $900,” said the source.

Those who were elected to be MPs and senators were removed from the pay roll because they now earn salaries from parliament.”

The source said it has since emerged that some CC members who are also senators still receive the salary while others were removed from the payroll.

Some senators have raised this issue with the secretary for finance Patrick Chinamasa but nothing has been done.”

In an interview with this publication the Zanu PF secretary for administration Obert Mpofu said he will not discuss issues of salaries with the media.

“We cannot discuss issues of salaries in the media, these are organisational issues which we cannot divulge to the public  and (Patrick) Chinamasa is the one responsible for issues to do with salaries,” said Mpofu.

Besides issues of salaries Zanu PF CC members are also at war with losing parliamentary candidates over the campaign vehicles.

Zanu PF acquired over 300 vehicles in the build up to the July 30 2018 elections. The vehicles were given to all parliamentary candidates who won in the party’s primary polls.

However, most of the candidates in the urban areas lost the elections but are still using the vehicles.

We want vehicles to be given to some senators since those using them lost elections,” the source said.

Since the coming in of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zanu PF has adopted the Chinese Communist Party model where it is being run as a company.