…..as 2018 elections beckons – By Own Correspondent – The government has doled out chrome mines to an apostolic churches’ organisation as the 2018 elections race heats up.
The Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe(ACCZ) executive president Archbishop Johannes Ndanga told members of the organisation confirming that government gave ACCZ chrome mines.
“We would like to appreciate that government has given us 2 chrome mines which we should make good use of.” said Ndanga.
Ndanga who is being accused of misappropriation of funds and a housing stands scam by some of his axed executive member said he is clean.
The ACCZ leader said he was given 200 housing stands by President Robert Mugabe in 2013 and duly rewarded them to members of the organisation and did not corruptly acquire any residential stand.
“I was given 200 housing stands by the president in 2013 which I parceled out to members of the organisation and I did award myself with one,” claimed the clergyman.
He also took the chance to poke fun at ousted Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa saying he should have torn the party’s line to avoid the humiliation he suffered. Ironically, the fired Mugabe ‘s strongman was offered to be the patron of the organisation in 2014 after the expulsion of the then patron Joyce Mujuru and he declined. The organisation has since conferred President Robert Mugabe as the patron and the first lady as the matron.
“We are rallying fully behind the First Family hence our decision to make President Robert Mugabe the patron of ACCZ while our matron is the First lady,” added the ACCZ boss.
ACCZ was at the fore-front in organizing the apostolic churches interface with the First Lady Grace Mugabe at the ceremonious Rufaro Stadium last Sunday.
Zanu PF has persistently been accused of vote buying ahead of elections .Meanwhile ,the organisation through its executive president appointed new executive members who will be leading various clusters that include Information Technology(IT),business development, gender, welfare and environment just to mention but a few.
According to Ndanga, plans are afoot to introduce a Christian carnival that will feature in the annual carnival week organized by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority.