Oppah Muchinguri goes into hiding might have left the country

Oppah Muchinguri has been haunted into hiding by Mugabe’s machinery.  The  Environment minister is believed to have been fearing for her life as her opponents close in on her. She has not been seen at her home or her office in past 3 days.

Yesterday a  group of about 30 youths marched to ZANU PF  Mutare offices chanting denigrating slogans and baying for her blood. They are believed to have been funded by Mandi Chimene and Irene Zindi who have been long-time rivals to Muchinguri.

Sources inform us that Muchinguri has not visited her offices at Mkwati building because she fears a warrant of arrest has already been prepared. She is believed to have been an instrumental member of Mnangagwa’s Lacoste faction.

Oppah Muchinguri voluntarily relinguished her post as Women’s league chair secretary of the women’s League in the ZANU PF party in 2014. It is believed that she had been promised the Vice President slot that was then held by Joice Mujuru. She resigned the post and helped elevate Mugabe’s wife Grace as her replacement.

In December 2014 Mugabe made a U-turn and appointed Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko as his deputies. This did not go down well with Oppah who felt deeply aggrieved and betrayed. She became an incessant critic of Grace Mugabe.

At one point in the Politburo Oppah brought Grace Mugabe to tears when she clashed with her over the distributions of ZANU positions at the 2014 congress.

Efforts to contact Oppah Muchinguri or her husband were fruitless as their phones were off.

Mnangagwa Attempted Murder Case Of Former ZBC News Presenter Godfrey Majonga Opened


  • Godfrey Majonga was seen entering Harare Central Police station this week

THE Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has assembled a special unit to investigate crimes allegedly committed by ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa during his long tenure in office.

The unit, led by Assistant Commissioner Crispen Charumbira, includes Superintendent Nyambo Viera (CID Law and Order), Chief Superintendent Nyaradzai Majachani (CID Property Section) and Chief Superintendent Ngena (Law and Order). The case, which they are investigating cases against Mnangagwa, span alleged obstruction of justice, corruption, attempted murder and murder.

As of yesterday, sources said police had zeroed in on four cases of alleged murder in which Mnangagwa is implicated.

Police will also open other cases against Mnangagwa in weeks ahead as his woes mount. Some of the specific cases include the alleged murder of a woman linked to the former vice-president, attempted murder of former Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation news presenter Godfrey Majonga, looting of Zanu PF companies and the Kwekwe goldfields deals and associated murders there.

Police interviewed some witnesses in the cases yesterday as they intensified investigations.

Police are also linking Mnangagwa to alleged illegal gold panning, cases of violence and murders in and around Kwekwe’s volatile goldfields.

As reported by the Zimbabwe Independent in September, the cases of violence and killings occurred in fights over the control of gold concessions and mines.

Groups involved in the fights are allegedly controlled by Gokwe-Kana legislator Owen Ncube — popularly known as Mudha.

The first case is the murder of Washington Dick who was killed allegedly by Likwa Ngwenya in November last year.

The matter is in the courts. Another murder case was also reported (CR86/10/16 at Kwekwe Central Police Station and CID Kwekwe 01/11/16) involving Noel Jacha, who is said to have been working with the late Dick.

There is also a case that occurred in the wee hours of January 14 when Elvis Moyo was murdered along Nhamo Street in Rutendo suburb, Kwekwe. His body was discovered by police officers on patrol.-AMH