#ZanuPFPrimaries2018 Video : Massive Stuffing Of Fake Ballots As Police Watch

Police officers have watched as drama unfolded at one of the polling stations where massive ballot stuffing was exposed during the ZANU PF primaries. In the below video a man is heard screaming out, “we don’t want this nonsense these are not real votes!” He repeats this several times screaming out in a high tone.

A female police officer closer to where the fake ballots are watches helplessly as men performing the counting struggle for cover. See the video below

Defiant Nelson Chamisa Takes Khupe Fight to Supreme Court ,Challenges Justice Bere’s Judgement

The legal feud for control of the MDC-T pitting Nelson Chamisa and Thokozani Khupe is far from being resolved.

This follows a Supreme Court appeal against the judgement of Justice Francis Bere who ruled that no-one was entitled to lay claim of the political party’ s name and symbol without the question being resolved by a competent court.

The MDC-T has courted the services of Harare lawyer Advocate Thabani Mpofu to lodge the appeal.

In the notice of appeal lodged at the Supreme Court the appellant argues that High Court judge Justice Francis Bere erred in making pronouncements on substantive issues not placed before it and which the parties had no opportunity to advance arguments on.

The MDC-T further argues that the High Court misdirected itself seriously by finding the matter not urgent which misdirection led to failure by the court to consider the applicable principle of time and consequence.

The applicant further accuses the court for coming with a wrong conclusion premised on the view that the applicant had not instituted proceedings before it and so erred in making a determination without having any regard to the applicant’s constitutive documents and operational statutes.

The applicant finally contends that after making incorrect findings the High Court erred in dismissing the case though in its own reasoning the matter could not be dismissed but had to be resolved in fully contested proceedings.

The applicant seeks the appeal to succeed with costs, an order setting aside the order of the High Court and that the order be heard on merits before a different judge at Bulawayo High Court.-zbc

LIVE #ZanuPFPrimaries2018 : Winners List

Zanu-PF primary elections resumed this morning and polls will close at 5.30pm with provisional results set to be announced soon after counting.

We will continue to give you updates of known winning candidates while finalised results will be publicised tomorrow from 4 pm.

The following candidates will represent Zanu PF in the next general elections:

1.Betty Kaseke

2. Derera (Mufakose)

3.Chimhini (DZ)

4.Godwin Gomwe (Budiro)

5.Terence Mukupe

 

#ZanuPFPrimaries2018: James Makamba Disqualified From Primary Elections Following Tape Leak

In an interview with The Herald at Stodart Hall in Mbare yesterday, Zanu-PF’s national elections commission (NEC)  chairperson Retired Lieutenant-General Engelbert Rugeje confirmed the disqualification of James Makamba (Mount Darwin South) and Flora Boka (Gokwe Nembudziya).

An audio clip of Makamba leaked where the businessman could be heard plotting a sponsored smear campaign against fellow Zanu-PF members in the press. Makamba admitted that the voice in the audio clip is his although he said a lot of editing had been done. Said Makamba:

Yes the voice in the audio recording is mine but what I can tell you is there was a lot of editing done for reasons known to the person who leaked the audio

Last week Tuesday, Zanu-PF Mashonaland Central provincial chairperson Kazembe Kazembe announced that Makamba had been disqualified because he does not meet the criteria set for aspiring candidates to contest in the party primary elections. Makamba however remained adamant saying that  he had not heard about his disqualification from any Zanu-PF official.

#ZimElections2018: Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Announces Voters’ Roll Inspection Dates

The country is now a step closer to harmonised elections after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced yesterday that members of the public will be able to inspect the provisional voters’ roll from May 19 to May 29, in line with provisions of the Electoral Act.

According to the elections management body, the inspection, which follows the recent de-duplication exercise that was meant to weed out multiple registrations, will enable potential voters to correct anomalies that could have been captured in the ongoing biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise.

In a statement yesterday, ZEC’s acting chief elections officer Mr Utoile Silaigwana said in instances where those that had already been registered had passed on, relatives could take burial orders or death certificates to inspection centres so that the persons could be removed from the roll.

Those who have changed residential addresses could also duly effect changes, as the elections will be polling station- based.

“It is hereby notified for the general public that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) shall lay open the country’s Provisional Voters’ Roll for inspection by the public from 19 May 2018 to 29 May, 2018, in accordance with Section 21 of the Electoral Act (Chapter 2:13),” said Mr Silaigwana.

“The purpose of the Provisional Voters’ Roll inspection is to allow members of the public to check if their details were correctly captured and if not, have their anomalies corrected.

“The electorate should bring burial orders or death certificates for their deceased registered relatives so that they are removed from the Provisional Voters’ Roll.

“Registrants may also take the opportunity to transfer their registration to appropriate polling stations based on new proof of residence.”

ZEC, said Mr Silaigwana, believed that the provisional voters’ roll would “undoubtedly contain some errors” and registrants should inspect their details to avoid disappointment on voting day.

Inspection centres would be opened at all polling stations.

“Once all the corrections have been taken on board, the Commission will then produce the Final Voters’ Roll that will be used in the forthcoming 2019 Harmonised Elections,” said Mr Silaigwana.

“This means that the Provisional Voters’ Roll may undoubtedly contain some errors and, therefore, registrants are urged to go and inspect their details to avoid disappointment on polling day.”

ZEC has been encouraging those that have not registered to vote to do so at its provincial and district offices.

Next month’s inspection of the voters’ roll follows the de-duplication exercise which was recently carried out by the election management body to weed out multiple registrations, as part of processes to come up with a credible voters’ roll.

The new BVR voting system, which captures voters’ biometric features, will be used for the first time in national elections.

In essence, it is meant to curb double voting by ineligible people, including possible inflation of votes for participating candidates.

Government is working on ensuring that this year’s elections are transparent, credible, free and fair.

Speaking in a recent interview, ZEC chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba said the new voting system was tamper-proof.

“The BVR system is tamper-proof for the simple reason that the data that we collected is housed in something called the consolidation server,” she said.

“The consolidation server contains the master server that contains all the information and we then have other servers which we are using to connect that data.

“Those servers have very strict protection files. They are very strict un-hackable access level passwords that are tamper-free.”

ZEC’s provisional statistics show that by April 19, more than 5,4 million prospective voters had been captured under the BVR system.-zimpapers

#ZimElections2018 : Zanu PF Thug Owen Mudha Ncube Exposed In Vote Buying Has Blood On His Hands

Zimbabwean social media was yesterday was treated to a very mediocre publicity stunt or rather shame of a political campaign by the Midlands Minister of State Affairs gold mining kingpin turned politician Owen Mudha Ncube. Mudha as he is locally known, a member of the Zanu-PF party was elected into parliament in July 2013 to represent Gokwe-Kana Constituency.

Born Owen Ncube on 17 April 1968 in Kwekwehe has been a strong and instrumental member of Mnangagwa’s gold mafia in the Midlands province, which saw him elevated to power despite the foul cry by the residents of Midlands who believe he should be in prison. 

Owen Ncube is not a very popular man with the local electorate following his shady dealings, involvement in murders and disappearing of locals have resorted to campaigning with $2.00 notes and party regalia as seen in the video. In short, Mudha is untouchable and runs Midlands Province like his backyard said another gold dealer. 

At a poorly attended rally, Owen is seen handing out bank notes to the women whether by force or came because they heard he was giving out money. “It is rather ironic that in our new dispensation the local thieves and murderers are rewarded with top governmental posts,” said a local political analyst Kenneth CHikuti. He expressed concern over the level of involvement of Mudha in state-sponsored human rights violations on ordinary people and suspected anti-Zanu PF regime which increased in the year 2016 as the campaign to elevate Mnangagwa’s popularity within his home region in the Mugabe succession bid.

We spoke to Kenneth Chikuti a local analyst who expressed concerns “It is worrisome the growing numbers of state agencies that have infiltrated the Midlands province since May 2016 when the top leadership of Zanu PF fought for the Commander in Chief position. Suddenly everyone new or unfamiliar to the Midlands circles was considered an anti-spy. It became worse towards and after the interface rally held at the Mkoba Teachers College grounds on the 1st of September 2017. People were harassed for trivial matters; people could not walk in groups of more than 3 as they were immediately arrested for national security reasons, cars were stopped and searched randomly. Who has the energy and time to plot against Zanu PF? I mean what kind of society are they trying to lead people, isolation? Owen’s bid has been to try and revive Mnangagwa’s name in his home province and by all means, he has terrorised the Midlands Province instead. Look at the turn out at the MDC rally, people are tired of his intimidation, harassment and reign of terror of Zanu Pf. It is clear the people do not want this government to rule for the next 5years, they have driven voters in their numbers to MDC”.

 

The Zvishavane born Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has been in the least popular in his own home province for his role and involvement in the Gukurahundi massacre the bloodiest in Zimbabwean since the 1980s. The atrocities committed by this man in this province of Midlands and Matabeleland saw the death of nearly 20 000 people or more dead and thousands of others disbursed. “People in Midlands have not forgotten and cannot be fooled anymore. We desperately need a change in this region. Our story has not been told. Media has focused mostly in Matabeleland but we are equally victims of Gukurahundi” said a local tribe’s man.

 

“With the aid of the state security agencies, Taliban militia (the green bomber of Zanu PF) and locally led Zanu PF gangs, “We are monitored and watched of our every move you will never know who you are talking to as one minute you could be passing a simple remark to fellow youth and the next you are being beaten or picked up for questioning” said an MSU student who refused to be identified. He further narrated “The National Army, police force, has been at the forefront of acts of human rights violation in not only in our neighbourhoods but even at the campuses they are attacking students. There have been representatives neither address to the students following the death of two students recently. The two coincidentally drowned in two different dams at the same time. It is rather suspicious and this has been the same pattern or cause of death of MSU students in recent years. One can only wonder how they end up at dams instead of lectures” he added.

 

Mnangagwa on the 2nd of December 2017 assumed the position if Chancellor of the institution. Immediately after, the state-owned Midlands State University tightened up rules by announcing new rules including expelling any and all students suspected or believed to be activists and further monitors those suspected to be influential or popular within their peers. The new Chancellor has dissolved Student Union and student social clubs. “It’s like we are in prison not in University, we are not free at all. Last year we were terrorised and beaten by members of the Army, we could not even walk in town” he said. 

We spoke to Garikai Kasamba newspaper trader “The heavy presence of Central Intelligence Officers, military personnel and the Zanu PF militia led by the Minister calls for concern for us locals. I cannot distribute newspapers that are pro-opposition anymore as that landed me in prison for three days he said. “I am not printing the newspapers here neither am I campaigning for the opposition party but I was locked up for promoting their agenda. I am working to feed my family. This is how I earn my living. I was charged for mass media abuse (AIPPA) but I am just a vendor, not a journalist. They do not care who you are, if you are considered a threat to them, they will come after you full force. I had my trading licence suspended and reissued on conditions I only sell the Herald and the Gazette” he said. 

Working with Owen Ncube are Zanu-PF politburo members July Moyo and Zanu-PF Midland provincial secretary for Information and Publicity Cornelius Mupereri. The local mafia is known to control not only the city but the entire state organs, security forces and police in Midlands. No activity, communication on any platform is carried out in Gweru without their approval and consent in a bid to conceal their role on the streets. “One can only question the moral of Mnangagwa on the merit of the company he keeps in the Midlands” said a local city elder.

 

There are also the unresolved murder cases surrounding gold dealings of Midlands which have tainted Mnangagwa and the Minister Owen Ncube. Most of these murder mysteries and missing people scandals have never been investigated or resolved. One such key case is that of 27year old CIO Agent Kudzai Chirenje. The Kwekwe based agent who was stationed at the Mnangagwa residence in Sherwood Kwekwe. His lifeless body was found in the Munyati river area of Kwekwe.

 

Another Kwekwe gold dealer Joe was found dead in his van after over a few years ago. Joe was a gold panner with a market in South Africa, Mudha and Joe had been buddies in business with Joe smuggling gold to South Africa for Mudha. The deals went sour when the accounts did not add up. Joe was involved in an accident just outside of Kwekwe. The two men sitting on either side of Joe survived the accident and so did Owen who was in the front seat and the driver of the van.

 

In April 2018 a case was reported of Owen Ncube’s wingman Earnest Masendeke of Kwekwe and his two accomplices who assaulted and killed Happison Machaba. Machaba died after being beaten and tortured for several hours after he was cornered in a house where the trio found him sleeping with his girlfriend who then called the ambulance but Machaba was pronounced dead on arrival.  

 

In another report, a member of the opposition party MDC’s lifeless body was found in Mtapa after she went missing on her way from a funeral. She had been warned not to attend gatherings on allegations she was there to campaign. Her body was not retrieved until three days later leaving the residents paralysed in fear.

 

A local activist 36-year-old Chamunorwa Nyamunda; a former Law student and a graduate of Midlands State University disappeared in December of 2016. Chamunorwa who was in the company of Ivy Kuzonyei on the 26th of December 2016  accident some 5Km out of the central town zone disappeared shortly after leaving the hospital where he was treated and cleared by the medical team. “He was fine and joking as he left this place said a staff at the private medical centre. The woman was admitted overnight with head swelling but was discharged the following day.”

 

Chamu a well known local who campaigned in local townships and university campuses against intimidation and harassment of the youth and students had years of running with Cornelius Mpeperi who is the Midlands’s Zanu PF secretary for Information and publicity. Chamunorwa stood against state agencies regarding the boundaries and respect of individual views and freedom of expression and is believed to have been working to launch a campaign against the harassment for his passenger the Botswana based woman by the law enforcement officers and agencies.

 

“He believed in the rights of the people, he was concerned for his fellow residents and would stop at nothing to advocate for them. We know who is behind this but we have lost hope of finding him as the police are not doing anything about the matter” said a fellow former MSU student union representative who worked with Nyamunda.

 

Ass Ins Mukwende confirmed they are investigating the matter of missing persons Chamunorwa Nyamunda who was reported missing in January 2016. “We can confirm the accident and his disappearance but we cannot disclose any information in this case as it will jeopardise the investigations, we, however, appeal to anyone with information to come forward”.

 

On the streets of Gweru however, it is not news that Nyamunda was last seen being picked by an Isuzu van near the Gweru Town Hall and the only witness Learnmore Takawira a municipal security guard was found dead at the Gweru River in February 2017. Takawira attracted attention when he announced in a bar he had witnessed Nyamunda being assaulted before he was forced into an Isuzu van by known state agencies.

 

Takawira is said to have mentioned being in possession of a video on his mobile of the incident he was claiming. Regular patrons at the local Pagango hangout confirmed the incident. He was seen leaving the bar Takawira was followed by two men and that was the last he was seen alive. His death has a lot of unanswered questions as there were tyre threads marks around the scene where the body was found.  The question many ask is how body ended there and why the body was not in the water and half his body was dry if indeed he had drowned, the water level in the Gweru river at the time could have easily washed away the body if indeed it was a drowning.

 

When we contacted the Gweru police spokesperson Asst Insp Mukwende to comment, he said there were no leads neither foul play suspected in the cases and the public should allow the police to do their job. As usual the members of the Zimbabwe Police would rather be on the highway chasing cash bribes from motorists than investigate real matters. 

We have registered to vote and we believe we will see change said a local store owner.

Coup Leader General Chiwenga In Shock After A Live Grenade Is Found In Bedroom

“Impeccable sources say on Wednesday night as Chiwenga took off his shoes in his bedroom to store them away; the shoes hit an object which rolled & made a metallic sound. To his horror, the object was a grenade. He summarily dismissed domestic staff & got security detail detained!”, Jonathan Moyo Twitted

Vice President Retired General Chiwenga answers questions in Parliament yesterday. — (Picture by John Manzongo)

Vice President Retired General Chiwenga answers questions in Parliament yesterday. — (Picture by John Manzongo)

Coup Leader General Chiwenga In Shock After A Live Grenade Is Found In Bedroom

“Impeccable sources say on Wednesday night as Chiwenga took off his shoes in his bedroom to store them away; the shoes hit an object which rolled & made a metallic sound. To his horror, the object was a grenade. He summarily dismissed domestic staff & got security detail detained!”, Jonathan Moyo Twitted

Vice President Retired General Chiwenga answers questions in Parliament yesterday. — (Picture by John Manzongo)

Vice President Retired General Chiwenga answers questions in Parliament yesterday. — (Picture by John Manzongo)

Zimbabweans In the Diaspora Will Vote

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is considering ways to enable millions of its citizens based in other countries to cast their votes, Consul General Batiraishe Henry Mukonoweshuro told a belated Zimbabwe 38th Independence Day commemoration in Johannesburg.

Mukonoweshuro, however, hastened to say the diaspora vote, which Zimbabweans living in other countries have been calling for, would not be logistically possible for the imminent presidential elections, expected in June.

“I know there is a lot of clamouring for the diaspora vote; it is a thing that the government is thinking about. I think there is going to be an alignment of the electoral laws and the Constitution, [but]in terms of logistics it just may not be possible this year,” Mukonoweshuro told the gathering of diverse Zimbabweans on Friday.

 

“I think in the next five years, definitely. You will find that embassies and consulates, wherever we are domiciled, would be the areas where we will be able to vote as children of Zimbabwe. There are places where we don’t have representation, we will have partnership with those governments to ensure that people in the diaspora will be able to vote.”

Last month, the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe reserved judgment in the diaspora-based Zimbabweans’ bid to participate in the upcoming elections from their foreign bases across the world.

Currently, only Zimbabweans out of the country on official national duty are eligible to vote, while millions of their countrymen in those countries can only participate if they return to Zimbabwe to register, and on voting day.

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, renowned Zimbabwean human rights lawyer based in South Africa Gabriel Shumba, another Zimbabwean based in South Africa Sibonile Mfumisi, and Uniten Kingdom-based political strategist and writer Darlington Nyambiya asked the court to instruct the justice ministry and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to facilitate the amendment of the Electoral Act.

Shumba, who was also at the belated 38th Independence Day commemorations hosted by the consulate, told the African News Agency (ANA) that his Zimbabwe Exiles Forum (ZEF) was “excited” by the new administration in Zimbabwe’s exploration of the diaspora vote.

“The ZEF is excited that the new dispensation considers the diaspora as one of the bastions for meaningful development in Zimbabwe. We in particular welcome the statement made by the CG [Mukonoweshuro] today in Johannesburg that the diaspora vote is being considered by the government, and that the electoral laws will be aligned to make this a reality,” said Shumba.

“Although he mentioned that modalities may make this impossible [for]now, we remain hopeful and will continue to engage.”

Earlier, Shumba – a victim of torture who has been living in South Africa for the past 15 years – told ANA that Zimbabwe was now seemingly on the rebound.

He also cited the political tolerance currently in Zimbabwe, which saw the opposition MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa receiving a thunderous welcome at the official celebrations led by Mnangagwa at the National Sports Stadium in Harare. Shumba also revealed that he would travel to Zimbabwe this weekend, as exiled Zimbabweans return home in droves.

African News Agency/ANA

Exiled Ethiopian Mengistu Credited For Masterminding November Coup With Chiwenga That Ousted Mugabe

Exiled and fallen Ethiopian autarch, Mengistu Haile Mariam, who is thought to have had an invisible hand in last November’s Operation Restore Legacy, which was launched by the military to oust former leader, Robert Mugabe, has had his secret kingmaker powers in Zimbabwe increased following his alleged closet appointment and promotion as Vice President Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga’s special advisor, Spotlight Zimbabwe, can exclusively reveal.

It remains to be seen what will happen to him now that his host, Robert Mugabe, has been removed from power.

Mengistu Haile Mariam

This publication can also report that, the military intervention, which is the brainchild of Chiwenga was in fact reportedly first mooted by Mengistu, who is an unofficial member of the country’s powerful Joint Operations Command (JOC) and a hired Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) consultant, as first reported by this reporter in our news site edition on 21 June 2016, in April of the same year by urging the ZDF to step in and resolve Mugabe’s cumbersome succession gridlock, amid fears at the time of a possible government shut-down and civil unrest owing to the deteriorating economic situation that prevailed, and that the nonagenarian’s succession race itself had become “a threat to national security”.

JOC is a shadowy quasi military organ, bringing together the country’s military-security complex which includes the army, and its military intelligence wing and Presidential Guard, Air Force, Police, Prisons and the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) to manage homeland security affairs.

Mengistu fled to Zimbabwe in 1991 following his ouster by rebel forces in a country he ruled with an iron grip for 17 years after the 1974 assassination of Emperor Haile Sellassie. Mugabe immediately granted him asylum together with his family, and they now all have Zimbabwean citizenship.

According to a former minister in Mugabe’s yesteryear cabinet who held a security portfolio, the Ethiopian autocrat is being rewarded for his genius in giving Chiwenga helping advise, for his crossover from the barracks into the presidium.

“Mengistu is one of those silent but influential kingmakers in the so called new dispensation,” the former minister said by phone last week. “Your paper managed to crack his involvement in pushing for Chiwenga to become vice president since 2008, after the ruling party was forced to share power with the opposition. So as we speak, Mengistu has received a closet promotion as the General’s (Chiwenga) special advisor. He now advises Chiwenga on an array of issues, especially how to synchronise his new civilian roles with his military doctrine.”

The former cabinet minister also said it was Mengistu who had also suggested to Chiwenga not to completely “retire” from the ZDF, but to retain power and control of the military by running the ministry of defence, and taking care of the liberation war veterans to consolidate influence and position himself for ultimate takeover of the presidency when the time comes.

“Although he’ll be 81 years next month, Mengistu still has a sharp military mind. Mnangagwa supported his idea for Chiwenga to remain de facto boss of the military as defence minister, which has been made possible by the fact that the vice president enjoys good chemistry with the new ZDF chief General Sibanda. Mengistu is very close to Chiwenga and Mnangagwa, that is why he is very safe in this country and going nowhere. Look at him as their military think-tank and strategist, because what he advises is usually implemented. He is the one who recommended that both the president and his vice use military bodyguards, instead of the normal secret service guys.”

We first reported on 18 March 2016, that Chiwenga was on his way to become the first highest ranking military chief in the country’s history, to assume the second most powerful office in the land, after his predecessor, the late General Vitalis Zvinavashe, came within a whisker of taking up the same office in 2004 following the death of VP Simon Muzenda, in a thrilling grand political plan with Mengistu’s DNA. Chiwenga indeed became vice president together with his counterpart, Kembo Mohadi, in December 2017 after Mnangagwa appointed them to become his deputies.

Mengistu is also behind and instrumental in many past government war-like operations on civilians to quash possible popular uprising, such as Operation Murambatsvina, a brutal 2005 urban clean-up campaign blitz, that left nearly a million people without a roof above their heads.

CIO operatives at the time leaked to the media revelations, that Mengistu who was then Mugabe’s security adviser warned the former president, that swelling slum and backyard population in Zimbabwe was creating a fertile ground for mass revolts. In light of the collapsing economic situation and a discontented population growing in numbers, Mengistu reportedly told Mugabe that the only way to pre-empt any mass protests and uprising was by depopulating the country’s cities via an scorched-earth slum-clearance exercise.

At least 700 000 people became homeless and about 2,4 million citizens were affected by the swath of destruction left by the campaign, according to a report by then United Nations special envoy Anna Tibaijuka. Another military campaign, which has been linked with Mengistu’s input, is Operation Maguta, also launched around 2005 to resuscitate agriculture that had been ruined by Mugabe’s chaotic land reform programme. Maguta, was fronted as an initiative by JOC, driven by the old regime’s fear of food riots stemming from widespread hunger.

Chiwenga ordered then central bank governor, Gideon Gono, to make sure that there was enough food production to prevent riots, as he did not want to command his troops “to turn our guns on hungry Zimbabweans” protesting against food shortages.

There have been calls by the opposition to have Mengistu extradited back to Ethiopia to face justice, after Mugabe was forced out of power last year, but Mnangagwa is not interested and is determined to keep him in the country for safety.

Mengistu who was given the nickname “the Butcher of Addis Ababa” was convicted of genocide in absentia in December 2006 and sentenced to life in prison. However, after an appeal, he was sentenced to death in absentia by the Ethiopian High Court, which overturned his life sentence.

– Spotlight

Belinda Mutinhiri Death : Zanu-PF’s Glorianne Francis Says She Is Not A Witch

Aspiring Zanu-PF legislator, Glorianne Francis, popularly known as Glo Diamond, has responded to allegations of witchcraft levelled against her. The allegations were made by Nigerian based media personality, Vimbai Mutinhiri who accusedGlorianne of having “my sister’s blood on your hands.”

  • Belinda Mutinhiri Death : Accused Glorianne Francis Narrates Her Side Of The Story To Save Zanu PF Political Ambitions

In a statement, Glorianne said,

….I had to be told that based on when we left Borrowdale we were both discovered 2 hours later by a passing policeman who sought help. The police statements say the passenger seatbelt that strapped me up in my seat had to be cut to release me. This is one of the things that made it clear to the police that I wasn’t driving. I am also told that there were people gathered at site when I was cut out.

I cannot be bitter with the Mutinhiri family for their hurtful statements because they are grieving. But I would wish for Belinda’s sake that the throwing of mud should stop. Belinda left a beautiful daughter. It would be unkind to her that having lost her mother tragically she sees her name dragged through the muck and her aunties at each other’s necks. I plead with the Mutinhiri family for Belinda and her daughter’s sake that we find in ourselves to dignify Belinda’s memory by our conduct towards each other.

As for Vimbai, I did try to reach out to the family through her while I was recovering in the UK and I was told she refused stating that the sound of my name gives her cold shivers.

All the information on this tragic accident is at the police station and at all the hospitals. I was only interviewed by the police 3 weeks after the accident due to the fact I was not in a fit state to be interviewed. I was told by the police how I was taken to the hospital. I have never survived any other accident in Zimbabwe which again am falsely accused of. Even should that have been true that would only make me a victim rather than a witch.

Belinda, wherever she is, knows the truth. There is no blood on my hands. And I don’t intend to put her name in the public domain except to celebrate her well-lived life. This feud is one thing I know she wouldn’t have wished for.

Glorianne Francis – Harare Central

Belinda Mutinhiri Death : Accused Glorianne Francis Narrates Her Side Of The Story To Save Zanu PF Political Ambitions

When Belinda died I lost a friend and a sister. Since her passing on a lot has been said about what happened. I have resisted the push to defend myself in respect to Belinda’s memory. I have always asked myself, the question, what would Belinda want me to do. Would she have wanted me to have a public spat with her family? 

Glorianne Francis

Glorianne Francis

The answer to that question has always been negative. I have also asked why my name is being dragged through the mud? Is my offence or crime that I miraculously survived an accident that killed one of my friends? If I had gone when Belinda went what would be the story today? Would my family be on the case of the Mutinhiri family accusing them of having a daughter that drove a car that killed their daughter. This I wish would never be the situation when such tragedies happen because accidents do happen and some are fatal.

Belinda and I had been friends for a very long time and even lived together in the United Kingdom. We were together on the tragic day because we were friends. She came to pick me up where I was attending a function and insisted on playing the host for me in Zimbabwe. We went out and had a good time just like friends do.

On our way back we initially were talking then I drifted to sleep as she drove us home. I don’t know what happened but when I came around I was in hospital. I only learnt that Belinda was gone after her funeral because my family shielded me from the tragic news.

I had to be told that based on when we left Borrowdale we were both discovered 2 hours later by a passing policeman who sought help. The police statements say the passenger seatbelt that strapped me up in my seat had to be cut to release me. This is one of the things that made it clear to the police that I wasn’t driving. I am also told that there were people gathered at site when I was cut out.

When I was in hospital, the case had caught public interest so my family tried to protect me from prying media interest as I was not yet out of the woods.

My whole family attended the house of Belindas mum on Sunday 4 September 2016 to console with the family. They report being treated with hostility and their condolences were snubbed. They report very palpable tension and passive aggression. My mother tried her best but left in humiliation.

My brother who lived on RSA tried to go to the house to pass his condolences and request my bag of clothes and bank cards that was left in Belindas flat. He was also treated with hostility and at the time I was still in hospital.

At this point I was still critical.
I was moved from Parirenyatwa due to concerns of my condition at the time. I was taken to the Avenues and initially treated there. I was moved from there again due to the amount of media and public interest.

The surgeons responsible for my care and my family were making these decisions on my behalf as I was not yet in a position to do so. I was again moved to the private wing of Parirenyatwa with security due to my vulnerable state and too many people trying to get access to me.

When I was eventually discharged from hospital I was advised that the Mutinhiri family had already accused me of killing my friend and I was not welcome there. I needed further treatment and rehabilitation. My travel Insurance facilitated for my medical repatriation to the United Kingdom for further treatment.

I did not kill my friend through witchcraft, occult or murder. An accident happened when my friend was driving and there is no dispute and to who was driving. There is no reason given for why I would want my friend dead and how I killed her, because these don’t exist. I only learnt later from statements that Belinda died on the spot and I was taken to Parirenyatwa by ambulance called by the passing police officer who was on his bike.
I also have seen the police statement by the police officer and Ambulance which clearly states Belinda died on the spot and where I was found.

I cannot be bitter with the Mutinhiri family for their hurtful statements because they are grieving. But I would wish for Belinda’s sake that the throwing of mud should stop. Belinda left a beautiful daughter. It would be unkind to her that having lost her mother tragically she sees her name dragged through muck and her aunties at each other’s necks. I plead with the Mutinhiri family for Belinda and her daughter’s sake that we find in ourselves to dignify Belinda’s memory by our conduct towards each other.

As for Vimbai I did try to reach out to the family through her while I was recovering in UK and I was told she refused stating that the sound of my name gives her cold shivers.

All the information on this tragic accident is at the police station and at all the hospitals. I was only interviewed by the police 3 weeks after the accident due to the fact I was not in a fit state to be interviewed. I was told by the police how I was taken to the hospital. I have never survived any other accident in Zimbabwe which again am falsely accused me of. Even should that have been true that would only make me a victim rather than a witch.

Belinda wherever she is knows the truth. There is no blood on my hands. And I don’t intend to put her name in the public domain except to celebrate her well lived life. This feud is one thing I know she wouldn’t have wished for.

Glorianne Francis

#ZanuPFPrimaries: Vimbai Mutinhiri Blasts Glo Diamond’s Candidature Saying She Has Blood On Her Hands

Zimbabwean celebrity and Nigerian based media personality  Vimbai Mutinhiri, has trashed the candidature of Zanu Pf’s Glorianne Francis to contest for the Harare Central National Assembly seat accusing her of having blood on her hands and lacking merit to lead the people.

Glorianne Francis

Glorianne Francis

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Mutinhiri, who is also daughter to National People’s Front (NPF) Presidential candidate in the forthcoming harmonised polls, Ambrose Mutinhiri queried Francis’ political ambitions to represent the masses when she failed to communicate to the Mutinhiris what transpired when their daughter, Belinda died in a car crash in September 2016.

Francis, who is also known as Glo Diamond, was in the same car with Vimbai’s late sister Belinda, when their car crashed killing Belinda on the spot.

“I know Zanu Pf is trash but this is an all time low.

A lady who fled the scene of the accident where my sister died and then dodged every opportunity to answer questions refusing to tell us what transpired wants to be an MP?” tweeted Mutinhiri.

The late Belinda’s mother, Tracy Mutinhiri is on record revealing that she suspected foul play in her daughter’s death and was not happy with the circumstances surrounding the horrific accident which claimed Belinda’s life.

Tracy is also on record adding that Glorianne had deliberately avoided the family despite being the last person to be with Belinda on this fateful day.

“When we asked where Glorianne was, we were told that she was critical and she was admitted at the Avenues and when we sent someone there, we were told that she had been transferred to Parirenyatwa hospital.

“When we sent someone to Parirenyatwa hospital, she was said to have been transferred to the Avenues,” said Tracy.

She said the family’s efforts to locate Glorianne were in vain since she kept on changing hospitals before she left the country for London.

“She could have told us what happened because she was the last person who was with Belinda. She never phoned me or texted to say this is what happened,” said Tracy.

Vimbai said Francis had her sister’s blood on her hands since she fled the scene of the accident and could not come to terms with meeting the Mutinhiris to tell them what transpired when their daughter died.

“You ran away to London and started trying to use people to contact me to tell your story. If your story was straight forward, why couldn’t you come to our house and face our family instead of moving hospitals daily to avoid us. You have my sister’s blood on your hands sis,” tweeted Vimbai.

Jonathan Moyo Congratulates Khupe for Winning MDC-T Court Battle Against Nelson Chamisa

Exiled G40 member Jonathan Moyo has congratulated Thokozani Khupe for winning the initial battle to bar her from using the MDC-T brand and symbol.

The Chamisa faction filed an urgent application seeking to bar Khupe and her colleagues Obert Gutu and Abednigo Bhebhe from using the MDC-T name and symbol but Justice Francis Bere today ruled that the case was not urgent.

According to Gutu, the judge dismissed the case with costs.

Moyo wanted to know the reasons for the dismissal with costs.

According to the Chronicle, Justice Bere, said the MDC-T was facing a constitutional crisis.

“There is a constitutional crisis in the MDC-T, which must be urgently resolved first to determine the legitimacy to one of the competing parties to the leadership of the party. That resolution is the only one that must confer legitimacy to one of the competing parties to the leadership of the MDC-T,” the paper quoted the judge as saying.

The Chronicle said Justice Bere said until legitimacy to the leadership is confirmed through a court process or some other competent means like arbitration, none of the MDC-T factions can claim to be the lawful authority of the party.-Insider

Robert Mugabe To Appear Before Parliament On 9 May To Answer Diamond Theft Claims

Zimbabwe’s parliament has summoned former President Robert Mugabe to give evidence about a claim he made about huge-scale diamond theft.

Mr Mugabe accused foreign mining firms of “swindling” and “smuggling” in an interview on state-run TV in 2016.

“The companies have virtually robbed us of our wealth,” he said, adding the Treasury had seen little of about $15billion they had earned.

It is not clear if the 94-year-old will agree to appear before the committee.

Mr Mugabe resigned in November last year in the wake of an impeachment in parliament, and still has the privileges of a former head of state.

During his last decade in office, several companies, including the army, police and a Chinese state company, were given vast tracts of concessions to mine diamonds at the rich Marange fields in the east of the country.

Parliament’s Mines and Energy Portfolio Committee chairperson, Themba Mliswa, told The Herald that the panel had interviewed former Marange mining executives as well as the police, army and intelligence services.

He said the committee had resolved to invite the former president “to explain the disappearance of the $15billion worth of diamonds”.

Mr Mliswa said they have set 9 May as the date on which Mr Mugabe will give evidence.

However, last month, Mr Mugabe said he was not clear where the figure of $15 billion had come from.

If Mr Mugabe does appear before the committee, it will be his first public appearance since his resignation.

 

-BBC

Robert Mugabe To Appear Before Parliament On 9 May To Answer Diamond Theft Claims

Zimbabwe’s parliament has summoned former President Robert Mugabe to give evidence about a claim he made about huge-scale diamond theft.

Mr Mugabe accused foreign mining firms of “swindling” and “smuggling” in an interview on state-run TV in 2016.

“The companies have virtually robbed us of our wealth,” he said, adding the Treasury had seen little of about $15billion they had earned.

It is not clear if the 94-year-old will agree to appear before the committee.

Mr Mugabe resigned in November last year in the wake of an impeachment in parliament, and still has the privileges of a former head of state.

During his last decade in office, several companies, including the army, police and a Chinese state company, were given vast tracts of concessions to mine diamonds at the rich Marange fields in the east of the country.

Parliament’s Mines and Energy Portfolio Committee chairperson, Themba Mliswa, told The Herald that the panel had interviewed former Marange mining executives as well as the police, army and intelligence services.

He said the committee had resolved to invite the former president “to explain the disappearance of the $15billion worth of diamonds”.

Mr Mliswa said they have set 9 May as the date on which Mr Mugabe will give evidence.

However, last month, Mr Mugabe said he was not clear where the figure of $15 billion had come from.

If Mr Mugabe does appear before the committee, it will be his first public appearance since his resignation.

 

-BBC

Minister Kazembe Kazembe Grabs School Farm

HARARE – Youths, Sports, Arts and Recreation minister Kazembe Kazembe has taken control of a 1 350-hectare farm belonging to Blackfordby College of Agriculture, situated approximately 60 kilometres north west of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, the Daily News has learnt.

The chartered engineer’s alleged “farm grab” comes amid President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s vow to stop illegal land seizures and restore property rights.

Sources at the college who spoke strictly on condition of anonymity said Kazembe, a former secretary-general of football club Dynamos, who has been eyeing the farm since 2016, completed the take-over after being made minister.

Kazembe was catapulted to the ministry in December following a military coup which ousted former president Robert Mugabe last November.

“The minister and soldiers have taken the farm. We were left with only 400ha from 1 350ha, and this is extremely difficult for us, and it has impacted on the training programmes for farmers. It’s mainly affecting our practicals,” said a senior college official who declined to be named fearing victimisation.

The college offers a Diploma in General Agriculture, which is the main course on offer at Blackfordby.

Reached for comment, Kazembe claimed there was a sinister plot by his rivals in the Zanu PF primary election race to sully his reputation, saying he got the farm way back, adding it had been subdivided into 14 plots, one which he owns and the rest by the Air Force of Zimbabwe and some Zanu PF members.

“In fact it’s ridiculous that such an allegation is coming on the eve of primary elections when I have been on the farm for more than a year if not two,” Kazembe told the Daily News yesterday.

Kazembe is standing in primary elections for the Mazowe West National Assembly seat on Sunday.

He denied grabbing the farm, and furnished the Daily News with an offer letter given to him by the  Lands and Rural Resettlement minister Douglas Mombeshora on November 30, 2016.

“I was officially and legally allocated a piece of land together with others who are also on the same farm. I had been on the waiting list for a very long time and I couldn’t believe myself when I learnt that I had finally been allocated one.

“The farm was reduced to maximum farm size and the rest was divided into smaller plots and I’m one of the many beneficiaries. Airforce is another beneficiary and they are next to my plot. There are 14 other beneficiaries. Blackfordby college was left with 400 ha which is the maximum farm size. The rest of us were allocated smaller plots. I hold an offer letter for the farm and so do all the other 14 beneficiaries,” he said.

Across the Mashonaland Central Province, once a commercial farming hub, farms seized from commercial farmers and given to poor blacks, lie derelict, now a wasteland.

Government destroyed agriculture, the mainstay of the Zimbabwean economy, by seizing farms owned by whites and giving most of them to Zanu PF cronies.

Now the country’s industrial base relying largely on agricultural raw materials is collapsing for lack of investment: it imports twice as much as it exports.

Blackfordby College was founded in 1974, then as the Tobacco Training Institute, at the direct request of members of the Zimbabwe Tobacco Association to help train agricultural experts.

Situated on Klein Kopjes Farm in Concession in Mazowe district, the college — one of the leading agricultural training institutes in southern Africa — is owned by Tetrad Investment Bank, which is part of the Tetrad Group, a Zimbabwean-based organisation with interest in the financial services sector, insurance, property and other areas of commerce.

Tetrad Investment Bank is currently under liquidation and the Deposit Protection Corporation (DPC) is looking for new investors to acquire the financial institution for $25 million after creditors agreed to accept shares and cash, leaving the troubled bank with a clean balance sheet.-Dailynews

ZANU PF Fields Man Who Served 5 Years For Fraud In America As MP For Mazowe

Man who who served 66 months for fraud in USA has thrown his hat to represent ZANU PF in the parliamentary election for Mazowe North.  Campion Takura Mugweni, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to 66 months (five and one-half years), announced U.S. Attorney Richard B. Roper of the Northern District of Texas. In addition, Judge Kinkeade ordered that Mugweni pay $1,965,637 in restitution. Mugweni, who stated in a motion for downward departure that he was a citizen of Zimbabwe, was later deported after serving his sentence.

Mugweni,  was also ordered to forefeit $40,000 in funds seized during an execution of a search warrant in April 2007 and funds IRS-CI seized from his bank accounts. In addition, US Government also seized a  2005 Hummer H2 vehicle and his 2006 Land Rover Range Rover vehicle.

According to the factual resume filed in the case, Mugweni admitted that from October 2006 until April 2007 that he schemed with others to prepare and electronically file fraudulent income tax returns by using personal identification information without authorization, and then used those fraudulent tax returns, which showed that refunds were owed to the taxpayers, as a basis for obtaining fraudulent refund anticipation loans from banks.

“Identity theft is a serious crime with serious consequences. CI will continue to aggressively pursue those who file false tax returns with stolen identities to claim refunds to which they are not entitled,” said Michael Lahey, IRS Special Agent in Charge for the Dallas Field Office.”

It remains to be seen if Zimbabweans will chose a known fraudster in a country that has been brought to its knees by fraud and corruption.

JUST IN :Khupe Floors Nelson Chamisa On High Court Challenge

Justice Francis Bere has dismissed with costs, the High Court challenge on the use of the party name and logo, MDC T by the faction led by ousted former Vice President of the party, Thokozani Khupe and her allies Abednico Bhebhe and Obert Gutu.

Gutu, the newly elected Vice President of the MDC T led by Thokozani Khupe revealed on twitter that the application launched by Morgen Komichi, from the Nelson Chamisa led MDC T was dismissed with costs.

“Justice Bere has dismissed with costs the High Court application that was launched by Morgen Komichi et  al  against myself, Hon Dr Thokozani Khupe and Hon Abednico Bhebhe. We are on a roll,” wrote Gutu on Twitter.-Online

FULL VIDEO : SB MOYO Address At Chatham House London

The government of Zimbabwe is pursuing an agenda for economic recovery and promoting itself as a trade and investment destination following a presidential transition in November 2017.

This ‘new economic order’ includes ambitions to normalize relationships with international partners, creditors and investors. Delivering on promises of growth is imperative in a country where over 80 per cent of economic activity is informal, and citizens’ resilience is being severely tested by acute liquidity shortages, among other things.

But rebuilding foreign, trade and investment relations will require political legitimacy and stability, and a clear and consistent policy agenda.

HE Sibusiso Moyo, minister of foreign affairs and international trade of Zimbabwe, discusses the government’s plans for re-engagement and renewal of Zimbabwe’s international economic relations.

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Shots Fired As Shamu and Mutsvangwa Clash Over Zanu PF Primary Elections

HARARE – Emotions ran high during the Zanu PF Mashonaland West Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting in Chinhoyi, with Provincial Minister of State, Webster Shamu being accused of attempts to destabilise the party.

Shamu however did not attend the meeting, where members sought explanations on how the Commissariat Department confirmed some individuals deemed ineligible to participate in the intra-party elections set for this coming Sunday.

The meeting also called for the censure of Provincial Affairs Minister, Webster Shamu, whom the house accused of destabilising the party by allegedly setting up candidates to contest against the Chief Advisor to the President, Chris Mutsvangwa in Norton Constituency and Provincial Chairperson, Ziyambi Ziyambi in Zvimba West Constituency.

The meeting also sought an explanation from Minister Shamu why Ziyambi was on Independence Day barred from sitting at the high table yet he was the only cabinet minister attending the celebrations at Chinhoyi Stadium.

“He is the one fighting the entire Chegutu, in Norton, he is giving people cash amounting to $100 per person. The Provincial Chairperson was victimised four days ago. What is so special about Shamu,” queried Cde Rickson Zuze.

“Mutendereki has two years and three months in the party but is being allowed to contest in Norton while the constitution clearly states that a candidate should have served the party for at least five years in the district level. What is really happening?” asked Sheila Mabasa.

Both Mutsvangwa and Ziyambi made a commitment to engage the Commissariat Department and even the Politburo over the issues raised during the PCC.

Mutsvagwa further dug into Minister Shamu, accusing him of misleading the President in Kariba on 28 march , after allegedly advising him that there were no people to address at Nyamhunga Stadium, yet the stadium was full.

The president however went ahead to address the party supporters at the venue.

“We will carry your concerns to the Commissariat and the Politburo. I don’t know why the resident minister is not here with us. In Kariba, Minister Shamu lied to the President that there were no people in the stadium, while it was full,” said Mutsvangwa.

“We will take your concerns forward,’’ said Ziyambi.

Zanu PF holds its primary elections next Sunday ahead of the harmonised polls set for July or August. – ZBC

Khupe unveils new-look MDC-T leadership at Extraordinary Congress

The MDC-T breakaway faction led by Thokozani Khupe held an extraordinary congress on Saturday in Bulawayo were she was elected as the president of the party unopposed.

Below is the list of the faction’s leadership:

Thokozani Khupe- President

Obert Gutu – Vice President

Linda Masarira- Spokesperson

Yvonne Musarurwa- Organising Secretary

Alfred Ncube- Deputy Organising Secretary

Abednigo Bhebhe- National Chairperson

Isabel Mwonzora- Secretary for youths

Lynette Mudehwe- Secretary General women’s assembly

Nickson Nyikadzino- Secretary General

Dr Hadebe deputy Security General

Chief Ndlovhu- Treasurer

Morgan Tsvangirai’s Sister Dies

Miriro Tsvangirai sister to the late MDC founding President Morgan Tsvangirai has died.

MDC-T Deputy Treasurer General Charlton Hwende announced in a statement on Facebook on Saturday morning that Miriro died on Friday night.

“Miriro Tsvangirai, sister of our icon, Morgan Tsvangirai, passed away last night. MHSRIP,” said Hwende.

In one of her interviews during Tsvangirai’s long illness, Tsvangirai’s mother, Mbuya Tsvangirai indicated that her daughter was also ill as was the MDC-T leader.

Grace Mugabe Received US$205 200 for 18 Jonathan Moyo STEM Students for Three Terms

GOVERNMENT has stopped funding 18 pupils attending former first lady Grace Mugabe’s private school under the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Stem) programme after it emerged that the school controversially benefited from the state-sponsored initiative, the Zimbabwe Independent can report.

By Wongai Zhangazha

At the peak of her husband’s 37-year rule which came to an end last November following a military coup, Grace expanded her empire to areas such as real estate, farming and education.

She built a private school in Mazowe.

The Independent has learnt that government has since stopped paying fees totalling US$3 800 per term for each of the 18 pupils enrolled at Amai Mugabe High School under the Stem programme, forcing parents to look for places elsewhere.

The Stem programme was meant to benefit pupils attending government, council and mission schools but not elite private schools. Maximum fees the government was required to pay was US$1200 per child per term.

In a year government was paying Amai Mugabe High School a total of US$205 200 for the 18 students for three terms.

Following the withdrawal, government advised parents to either pay for the fees individually or look for affordable schools for the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) to continue to pay.

The Stem initiative was introduced at the start of 2016. It provides free education to Advanced Level students registered for Stem undertaking subjects like Maths, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

In January, government suspended taking new entries under the programme. The government is however paying for pupils who had already enrolled.

An official from the ministry said government had stopped paying for the fees at Grace’s school because it was privately-owned and also because the fees were above the agreed threshold.

“When the policy was initiated, it was meant to assist government, mission and community schools, or schools in farming areas. The target was to help students from underprivileged backgrounds that are good in science subjects. However, questions were asked as to why Grace Mugabe’s school was enrolling students for Stem as it is a private school and did not fall under the required schools. It was a controversial issue but then it was a directive,” said the government official who preferred anonymity.

Contacted for comment on Wednesday Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister, Amon Murwira confirmed that government had stopped paying for Stem students registered at private schools.

“All schools that were irregularly benefiting from Stem including private schools, I stopped paying for them without fear or favour. The policy is we do not pay for students enrolled at private schools instead we pay for those enrolled at government, mission or council schools. The policy is that the fees should not exceed US$1 200,” Murwira said.

During a tour of universities and polytechnics in Bulawayo in January, Murwira said, there was going to be a forensic audit of the Zimdef financial accounts.

“We are re-examining Zimdef and its allocations, its public knowledge that we are doing a forensic audit on Zimdef. What we are trying to find out with the forensic audit is how money has been used. It’s not a witch hunting exercise but a fact finding mission so that we completely understand what happened with the money,” Murwira said.

Ailing Former Police Chief Chihuri Speaks-out But Refuses to Reveals His Whereabouts

Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development chairperson Temba Mliswa revealed that former Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri is receiving medical treatment outside the country. He did not disclose the nature of the sickness or the country Chihuri is in.

Chihuri has failed to appear before the Mliswa led committee a number of times with the police saying they were not aware of his whereabouts.

He also failed to appear for a maintenance case on February 26 this year at the Bulawayo Magistrates’ Court forcing his estranged mistress based in Bulawayo to publish a notice in the national media to notify him of the summons.

However, in an interview with The Chronicle, Mliswa said Chihuri had written to the committee saying he is unable to attend the hearings as he is currently receiving medical treatment outside the country. Said Mliswa:

The former Commissioner-General of Police has written to Parliament to say he is not feeling well and that he is out of the country. He expressed his readiness to come, so we will have to determine when he can come.

Zimbabwe’s Deputy President Kembo Mohadi Falls Ill, Whisked Away to SA For Treatment

HARARE – Vice President Kembo Mohadi is unwell and in South Africa were he is receiving medical attention. This was revealed by the Chairperson of the Mines and Energy Portfolio Committee Temba Mliswa on Thursday afternoon.

Mohadi also failed to attend a hearing last week and sent his apologies as saying he was out of the country. It is not clear what the Vice President is suffering from.

Mohadi was scheduled to appear before the portfolio committee today in his capacity as  former State Security as well as Home Affairs Minister, to answer questions on the alleged disappearance of $15 billion worth of diamonds from Chiadzwa.

The announcement that Mohadi is in South Africa comes at a time when his counterpart Vice President Constantino Chiwenga dismissed nurses for striking.

Source: Pindula