23 November 2012

Zimbabwe: PM's Charity Golf Day

press release

The Prime Minister's Charity Golf Day, which aims to raise funds for the disadvantaged, will tee off on Saturday at Borrowdale Brook Country and Golf Club.

The annual tournament, which is in its third year, will tee off at 0730hrs and will be followed by a prize giving ceremony. Event host, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who is the Ambassador for People Living with Disabilities, said it is society's obligation to look after the disadvantaged.

"Society is dynamic and we must establish mechanisms to respond to these changing aspects in our humanity. This tournament is one of the ways that we have established to help raise resources for the disadvantaged. We also aim to raise awareness towards the conditions under which our disadvantaged brothers and sisters are living," Prime Minister Tsvangirai said.

In Midlands North Province, a group of soldiers and some war veterans, led by a Major Mpofu has invaded ward 28 Chemagora Resettlement Area in Gokwe Mapfungautsi threatening and intimidating MDC activists to surrender MDC party cards and regalia.

Major Mpofu has threatened two MDC officials with death, for not complying with their demands of surrendering their party cards and regalia. A police report has been made but no culprits have been apprehended so far. Stephen Makwakwa, the district Chairperson said military involvement in a campaign of violence is escalating in Gokwe Mapfungautsi.

"It is disheartening that the military is active in politics to subvert the democratic will of the people, mostly during the national elections as a key Zanu PF pillar of support. A basic duty of the security forces is to defend Zimbabweans, not to be a cause of insecurity," he said.

Article 13.1 of the GPA clearly states that State organs and institutions do not belong to any political party and should be impartial in the discharge of their duties.

In Manicaland, following the successful launch of the drip irrigation by President Tsvangirai at his homestead in Buhera, Zanu PF legislators are now falling all over each other to introduce the same scheme in their constituencies to woo unsuspecting voters.

The legislators of the morally bankrupt sunset party are now in a rush to scrounge and scavenge for whatever can save face, as the likelihood of facing their people with derelict, out dated and archaic ideas dawns on them at their next congress.

Setting the pace in this desperate search of redeeming ideas is Mutomba, the Zanu PF legislator for Buhera North who is so envious of President Tsvangirai's initiative that he has rushed to the Zanu PF, mouthpiece, The Herald, with his story to introduce the same scheme in his constituency.

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