Dokora faces resistance from Zanu PF ‘looting brigade’
A section of Zanu PF officials who have been controversially pocketing annual conference donations have reportedly sharpened their knives for former Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora after the educationist implemented strict anti-looting mechanisms, Zim Morning Post can report.
Dokora who is the chairperson of the Provincial Working Committee of the party’s Annual People’s Conference is said to have introduced strict accountable and transparent donation receiving mechanisms which have shut out looting of donations.
The ruling party is expected to hold its annual conference in Mashonaland Central at a venue to be decided on Wednesday.
Year in and year out donations meant for the conference have always been reported to have been looted by Zanu PF officials.
Insiders say conference organisers, from time immemorial, have always emerged as victors after looting the donated stuff.
“People fight to be part of the conference organisers because there is an opportunity to loot,” said one official.
“Dokora now faces resistance because as the chairperson he introduced mechanisms that have closed all loopholes for looting.”
Dokora is known as a no-nonsense educationist whose new curriculum drive during his stint as minister left him with more enemies than friends.
“As the chairperson in charge of the conference, he is said to have introduced a donating procedure where companies and organisations that are going to donate will be electronically recorded instead of the usual donation forms,” the source said.
“There is a portal where the data is entered and only those in charge, from the province to the national, will have access to the portal.”
“Whatever is donated at the provincial level is also recorded at the national level and this secures all donations.”
Sources say several organisations have already donated the following: 15 500 litres of diesel, 1500 litres of petrol, 4 tonnes flour, one tonne of wheat and a cattle pledge of 117 cows.
Insiders also said the province has already secured 96 000 bottles of still water and 16 000 bottles of soft drinks.
Contacted for a comment Dokora could not confirm nor deny that he is under siege from the party members.
“We are preparing for the conference and this calls for team work. We are receiving donations from our friends and these need to be secured. Our province will have to show the world that it is the best in terms of organisation,” Dokora said.
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