Zimbabwe

Zanu-PF plans to spend $3m on annual conference

2015-10-16 11:47
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Harare – Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party is reportedly planning to spend $3 million (R39 million) at its 15th annual conference  to be held in Victoria Falls in December.

According to News Day, Zanu-PF secretary for finance Obert Mpofu confirmed his party had prepared a $3 million budget to feed and host up to 6 000 delegates.

This comes at a time when government is struggling to pay civil servants' salaries on time and most companies face financial uncertainty, the report said.

"We have a budget of around $3 million. That is what we are planning to raise. We have put up mechanisms to ensure that [the money] is raised and there will be no leakages," Mpofu was quoted as saying.

The state-owned Herald newspaper said the conference was set to be held from the 7 to 13 December.

The report said a dinner to raise money to fund the congress was expected to be held in November where the cheapest table of 10 will cost $10 000, while a platinum table would be pegged $100 000.

Last year Zanu-PF raised more than $1 million to host its one-week congress.

Read more on:    zanu-pf  |  robert mugabe  |  obert mpofu  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa

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