Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Wicknell’s Car Donations Rattle Zanu PF Bigwigs

Wicknell's Car Donations Rattle Zanu PF Bigwigs

Controversial  businessman Wicknell Chivayo’s donation of 100 Aqua vehicles to the Zanu PF youth league has left some party bigwigs in discomfort amid accusations that he wanted to ‘buy his way into the top’.

Tongues were already wagging in Zanu PF over Chivayo’s close association with President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the businessman has been overshadowing ministers at State events.

Chivayo has been dishing out cars and cash to Mnangagwa’s loyalists thanking them for showing allegiance to Zanu PF through song, dance and other activities deemed to have played a role in Mnangagwa’s re-election in the disputed 2023 elections.

Sources said Chivayo’s donations were part of a wider plot to campaign for Mnangagwa’s third term bid.

Some Zanu PF members believed to be from a faction aligned to Mnangagwa have been popularising the slogan: “2030, vaMnangagwa vanenge vachipo” (Mnan­gagwa will still be in office), ignit­ing tur­moil in the party cor­ridors.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

On Fri­day, Chivayo said he had set aside US$850 000 to acquire 100 Toyota Aqua vehicles for dis­tri­bu­tion to party youths across the coun­try’s 10 provinces

Chiv­ayo said the vehicles would be dis­trib­uted ran­domly to Zanu PF youths who cam­paigned hard for Zanu PF to secure vic­tory in the 2023 elec­tions.

Sources in the rul­ing party yester­day said Chivayo was now serving Mnangagwa’s personal interests and secretly campaigning for his third term bid.

“He is secretly campaigning for Mnangagwa’s third term bid while at the same time seemingly building his own power base,” a ruling party source said.

“He is now penetrating Zanu PF party structures.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“Very soon we will get into a situation where every musician, comedian, politician will campaign for Mnangagwa’s third term bid… who will want to be left behind because after the youth donation, he will be targeting the women leagues, main wing and so forth?

Also read: Public Hearing on Death Penalty Abolition Bill Today

“With these kind of donations, even senior party members may be tempted to call him chef sooner rather than later.”

Sources said Mnangagwa was actively funding his transactional politics.

Zanu PF director of information Farai Marapira, however, said the party wel­comed Chivayo’s dona­tion.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“He has shown that he has utmost respect to Zanu PF and its lead­er­ship of Pres­id­ent Emmer­son Mnan­gagwa who has cre­ated bil­lion­aires in the coun­try and is one of the bene­fi­ciar­ies,” he said

“We had situations where multinational companies exploited our resources to benefit their coun­tries whilst we remained in poverty, but now we have empowered ourselves thanks to our President Emmerson Mnangagwa.”

For comments, Feedback and Opinions do get in touch with our editor on WhatsApp: +27 82 836 5828

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Catch More Updates Below


HARARE, Zimbabwe – Wicknell Chivayo, already mired in corruption accusations, faces fresh allegations implicating the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). According to revelations, ZEC ordered...


President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed ten new High Court judges and one judge for the Administrative Court, following the recommendation of the Judicial Service...


BY Tendai Ruben Mbofana During the last days of Robert Gabriel Mugabe’s reign, his wife, Grace, had become unhinged. She would step on everyone’s...


Wicknell Chivayo, the well-known Zimbabwean business tycoon, has recently acquired a luxurious mansion previously owned by the exiled former Zimbabwe Republic Police commissioner Augustine...

Celeb Gossip

Harare | Tazvi Mhaka has gone in defense mode following the leaking of his picture with a woman who is believed to be his...

Celeb Gossip

Harare | Wicknell’s wife, Sonja, says her husband gives her such a soft life that she does not know the price of anything. She...

Celeb Gossip

Wicknell says the Zimbabwean economy is improving “that is why I can afford to buy myself a chain for $200 000 and a bracelet...

Celeb Gossip

Wicknell’s wife,Sonja has declared her love for her husband as the couple celebrated six years of marriage. She said on IG :”My hombarume deserves...