Tuesday, 28 June 2016


Zimbabwe People First leader Dr Joice Mujuru has skeletons in her cupboard among them diamond smuggling and must not pretend to be clean, Zanu-PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere has said.

Kasukuwere warned Dr Mujuru to stop boasting that she will not be arrested as she has cases of abuse of office and corruption allegations to answer for. He said that was the reason Dr Mujuru and members of her ZimPF party were ousted from the ruling Zanu-PF party.

Kasukuwere, who is also the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, said this while addressing people operating businesses at Glen View Area 8 Home Industries in Harare yesterday.

“Mujuru knows that she committed the offences. You (Dr Mujuru) know that you will be arrested for committing the offences. Mujuru and some of her senior members were dismissed for corruption and they would steal during day time.

“For example, they are aware that in Masvingo all the money that was channelled for dam construction disappeared during their tenure in office. Zinwa also collapsed because of them and where are the irrigation schemes in Dande?” he said.

This comes in the wake of statements made by Dr Mujuru recently that the real reason she was sacked from Zanu-PF was because she had spoken out against corruption.

Kasukuwere said: “Musadenhe zvirere. Kana uri mbavha better utaure hako zvimwe. We are aware of the diamonds that were taken to Kenya and by the way, in whose name were these diamonds taken to Kenya?

“That party (ZimPF) also has diesel n’angas who lied about the Chinhoyi diesel issue. My question is where on earth would you see or obtain diesel from a mountain? he asked.”
Kasukuwere was accompanied by Minister of State for Harare Provincial Affairs Miriam Chikukwa, Small to Medium Enterprises Development Minister Sithembiso Nyoni and Harare provincial administrator Mr Alfred Tome, among other senior party and Government officials.

He first held a closed door meeting with officials at Glenview Home Industry Complex and later toured the complex. Kasukuwere said plans were underway to ensure that the complex was improved to create a better environment for business.

This comes after he was briefed that there were no toilets and electricity at the complex, among various other challenges. Kasukuwere warned some councillors not to abuse their offices by involving themselves in corrupt activities.

“Let’s shun corruption. We don’t want any councillors who move like a peacock and steal money from people to enrich themselves. If we catch you, you will have yourself to blame,” Kasukuwere said.

Minister Chikukwa took a swipe at people erecting illegal structures in the city which she said were mushrooming without proper documents. She said people should follow the normal procedures whenever they want to acquire land and that they should not be duped by land barons.

Minister Nyoni said she would continue taking new steps and measures to change the conditions of SMEs countrywide. herald


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