By A Correspondent- Home Affairs Minister and Zanu PF Mashonaland Central provincial chairman Kazembe Kazembe is allegedly demanding cash from illegal gold miners in Mazowe.
According to a local online news portal, Kazembe recently received US$50 000 from gold dealers operating in the province to fund his campaign to retain the chairmanship.
He is being challenged by the former Primary education minister Lazarus Dokora, in the impending Zanu PF PCC elections.
“There was a DCC meeting in Bindura last week where party members confronted him over the issue. He was accused of becoming a gold lord in the province and also of receiving US$50 000 from gold dealers to fund his campaign. Remember, these are miners and dealers operating without proper approvals, and they benefit a lot from him in terms of protection. These are the issues that Bindura DCC members wanted him to answer to,” said the source quoted by the online newspaper.