By- Zanu PF supporters in Masvingo last week looted mealie-meal brought for vote buying by the party’s Presidential candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Hundreds of the potential voters looted a truckload of mealie meal at a rally at Mucheke stadium in Masvingo while Mnangagwa was addressing them.
Tell Zim.com reported that many trucks loaded with mealie meal were on standby at the rally addressed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, where he was said to be meeting first-time voters.
Masvingo Chadzamira, the Masvingo Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, told the crowd that the President had brought mealie meal and everyone was going to get a share.
However, soon after Mnangagwa and his entourage left, the trucks started driving off, leaving the people who had started queuing for the mealie meal stranded.
Some people were claiming that the trucks were going to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depot in Masvingo and the mealie meal will be distributed from there.
Hundreds of people then mobbed the last truck and started looting the mealie meal, with the driver watching helplessly.
Party supporters mainly youths went on top of the truck, removed the tent covering the mealie meal, and started throwing the 10kg packets into the cheering crowd.
Some social media users alleged that the trucks were just a campaigning gimmick and they were not meant to be distributed.
It is alleged that the same thing happened at Chambuta Children’s Home in Chiredzi recently where First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa was a guest.