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Motorists forced to buy new Mugabe stickers

Published on : 14 January 2013 - 6:00am | By RNW Africa Desk (Photo: AFP)
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A new wave of Zanu-PF election stickers is being forced onto motorists in various parts of the country, especially the bus terminals in Harare and Bulawayo.

By Tererai Karimakwenda as published by our partner SW Radio Africa

The latest version for 2013 is a sticker that says “Bob is My Man”, which is being sold for one dollar by Zanu-PF youths, using aggressive methods and threats that are said to be bringing back the fear many felt during the elections of 2008.

One of the vendors in Harare told journalist Tawanda Makusha that the stickers with “Bob is my Man” flooded the streets of Harare late last year and can be bought in bulk from the ZANU PF head offices, for resale at a higher price.

One vendor is quoted as saying: “We get them from the party’s head offices for US$0.50. If you make big orders the price is reduced. Although they are no longer selling we know that very soon motorists will be scrambling for them. I mean during election time, remember what happened last time. You better have one while stock still lasts my brother.”

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SW Radio Africa correspondent Lionel Saungweme said the main bus terminus in Bulawayo has a section where Zanu-PF youths are forcefully selling the new stickers, along with other Zanu-PF regalia.

Read the full article here.

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Christ B. 18 April 2013 - 10:28am

Isn't that a little odd, how can they force the stickers on to the motorcycles. So if the dollar payment is left to the drivers, will they be able to even afford it. In all my travels in Asia and around the world I have never seen such a corrupt system. I have met many pushy vendors in China but saying no was always enough for a refusal. Now in Tokyo I have no problems at all. I hope Radio Africa will keep us informed about these important world events. I will continue motorcycling with the sticker I choose!

paleo Diet 30 August 2013 - 10:43pm

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