Former Affirmative Action Group (AAG) president Supa Mandiwanzira and controversial former vice-president of the economic empowerment lobby group, Temba Mliswa, yesterday came to near-blows accusing each other of theft and mismanagement of AAG funds.
Speaking at an AAG meeting held at a local sports club, Mliswa said the Mandiwanzira executive could not account for the organisation’s resources.
“Let’s not confuse theft with politics or mismanagement of funds with politics,” Mliswa said.
“This investigation being conducted will teach leaders to remember they have to be accountable.”
“There were funds members were not aware of,” he charged.
“$30 000 was deposited by Mbada diamonds. $2 000 was deposited by Telecel. We received money from Telecel while we claimed Telecel was our enemy. AAG would raise money and yet the money was going to people’s personal accounts.”
But, Mandiwanzira denied the charge.
“I know that a lot of people have said so many bad things even about (AAG founder member Phillip) Chiyangwa — that he was a thief. But why was he not arrested? It’s because they don’t have evidence.
Suddenly we have been accused of stealing AAG money, but we all know there is no money,” said Mandiwanzira.
He challenged AAG members accusing him of theft to submit evidence.