The Redcliff Primary School head and the School Development Committee (SDC) recently snubbed the local Member of Parliament who had gone to donate laptops at the school.
Redcliff MP, Lloyd Mukapiko (MDC Alliance), donated laptops at the school from his Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
He was made to wait for an hour before he was attended to by school authorities as the school head, “was at home, ill.”
Members of the SDC, who are alleged ZANU PF members, were also absent during the donation ceremony. Said Mukapiko:
I would have been happy to present this donation to the school development committee.
Unfortunately, they had their own political reasons for staying away from this event, which is quite unfortunate.
This donation of computers is benefiting learners here and that is development and development has nothing to do with politics.
We mustn’t destroy the future of our country because of politics, development must take precedence.
CDF is meant for constituency development and development doesn’t locate anyone based on their political affiliations.
Mukapiko said this was not the first time ZANU PF supporters have rejected the opposition MP’s donation. He said:
We had a similar situation in nearby resettlement areas in Grasslands.
However, we managed to resolve our differences and we are now working together.
We decided to prioritise development ahead of partisan politics.
Despite the fact that only 28 people voted for me in Grasslands, I have gone on to construct a classroom block in that ward.
This was after a realisation that there were a few schools in the area.
Mukapiko said some of the people who contested against him in the 2018 elections, among them Edmore Gotora, who represented ZIPP and Brenda Moyo NPF are now part of his constituency development committee. | NewZimbabwe.com