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Published On: Sun, Sep 3rd, 2017

New Zanu-PF cards to function as debit cards

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ZANU-PF will soon start disbursing its new electronic membership cards that will also function as debit cards after partnering with People’s Own Savings Bank (POSB) in the initiative.

The electronic membership card which contains personal details including a mug shot and electronic chip will also be linked to the holders’ bank accounts to enable automated subscriptions.

POSB will be monitoring and authorising all the financial transactions performed using the “debit” cards which also bear account numbers on them.
In an interview, the party’s National Political Commissar, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere, said the party will start rolling out the electronic membership cards which will also function as debit cards and can be used for financial transactions.

“We are continuing with our plans of issuing electronic membership cards. These cards are different from the ones that we used to issue because they can be used for other financial transactions and are as good as bank cards.

“We will soon officially launch the cards and make an official statement on how they are going to function,” he said.

Zanu-PF Midlands spokesperson Cde Cornelius Mpereri said Zanu-PF had partnered POSB to which the electronic membership cards would be linked.

“The electronic membership cards will be linked to POSB and will also function as debit cards.

“Once one purchases the card, they would be able to use it for financial transactions.

“They will enable those from rural areas who were also failing to open bank accounts to be able to embrace the use of plastic money.

“The information we have is that POSB will issue more point of sell (POS) machines in rural areas and enable people to transact using plastic money without travelling to urban centres,” he said.

Cde Mpereri said the Midlands Province was targeting one million members to have been registered through the same registration process before the 2018 harmonised elections.

“As a province we want to encourage our members to vote. So we are targeting more than one million members to be issued with electronic membership cards before the elections.

“Our membership subscription fee is $1 per month. These electronic cards are also durable, they can last for long and they also make it easy for us to identify members using the electronic system,” he said.

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