Mps set to receive top range cars

Ritzy cars for Zimbabwe's political elites


THE government has started the process of buying top-of-the-range cars for legislators at a time Zimbabwe is looking for donations from humanitarian agencies to feed millions of people that are facing starvation this year.

Members of Parliament and senators were last week directed to different car dealers in Harare to choose their preferred vehicles.

They were told to choose either a Toyota GD6, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Ranger, Ford Everest or latest Isuzu.

Each MP is earmarked to get a vehicle worth US$60 000. Chairpersons of portfolio committees are set to get vehicles worth US$70 000 each.

There are 210 members of the National Assembly where Zanu-PF enjoys a two-thirds majority.

The constitution provides for a further 60 female members, representing a women’s quota plus 10 youths under the youth quota. The Senate has 60 members.

It’s a jackpot for some Zanu-PF bigwigs who have been in Parliament before as they are getting their third to fourth vehicles from the taxpayer.

Some of the bigwigs have luxury cars, which they are given as ministers and deputy ministers.

In December 2022, MPs were pampered with US$40 000 housing loans that divided public opinion countrywide.

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