‘Plans to reopen Ziscosteel at advanced stage’

VICE-President Emmerson Mnangagwa last Saturday assured Zanu PF supporters in Midlands province that plans to reopen the dormant giant steelmaking company Ziscosteel (now New Zimsteel) were at an advanced stage.

BY Blessed Mhlanga

Speaking at the official launch of his wife’s campaign for the Zibagwe-Chirumanzu constituency by-election slated for March 27, Mnangagwa said he would soon chair a meeting between major shareholders Essar Africa and government ministers to ensure that all sticking points were ironed out.

“President Robert Mugabe gave us 23 projects which we need to address as government as we move to accelerate the implementation of our policy document ZimAsset and Ziscosteel is one of those projects,” Mnangagwa said.

“In the past what used to happen is Essar used to meet with individual ministries and their minister to discuss what they wanted and sometimes these issues would then clash with other ministries creating a logjam. Government will now hold one meeting with Essar and all ministers will be available.

I will then chair that meeting and after all has been said and agreed we will sign an undertaking on what will have been agreed,” said Mnangagwa.
He said he would not rest until all ministers involved in the signing of the deal have fulfilled their mandate.

He also warned that Mugabe would soon be naming and shaming government ministers and officials involved in corrupt activities.

“Corruption has been rampant in the private and public sector for years and the coming into politics by First Lady Grace Mugabe allowed us a window of opportunity to see corruption which was being done by the big fish. He (Mugabe) said there will be no scared cows, nobody will be spared and those caught in the net will be prosecuted and those who are clean will be left to do their work,” he said.

Over the past few months, Mugabe has fired about 16 ministers including former Vice-President Joice Mujuru on allegations of corruption and plotting to dislodge him unconstitutionally.

Mnangagwa also issued a thinly veiled attack on his Precab Farm neighbour Tititi Moyo saying everyone who was issued with a farm should strive to stay in peace with their neighbours.

“Nobody bought these farms, you were given for free and, therefore, you should stay well with your neighbours, respect them and treat them like human beings. If you behave like a big- headed bull we will put you in a coldroom so that you chill in there,” he said.

Tititi has been accused of terrorising his neighbours who last December demonstrated against him at Mnangagwa’s farm.

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5 Comments

  1. up to I saw the bank draft for $9171 , I did not believe that…my… neighbours mother was actually erning money in their spare time at their laptop. . there great aunt had bean doing this less than 19 months and resantly paid for the dept on there apartment and purchased a new Maserati . Go Here……………………….w­­w­­w.J­­o­­bsy­­e­­l­­p.c­­o­­m

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  3. up to I saw the bank draft for $9171 , I did not believe that…my… neighbours mother was actually erning money in their spare time at their laptop. . there great aunt had bean doing this less than 19 months and resantly paid for the dept on there apartment and purchased a new Maserati . Go Here……………………….w­­w­­w.Work4Hour.c­­o­­m

  4. When your car needs a whole new engine, new seats, new wind screen, all new windows, a new body, new tyres, new headlights, new rear lights, all the electrics re-done, the carpets replaced then it is time to scrap it and buy a new one. It’s false economy to try and revive the dead Zisco Steel. From what I read last week starting a new steel company would be much better and much economical. Everything there needs replacing. The problem with having none technical leaders is that they do not appreciate the enormity of such massive projects. Mnangagwa does not know what he is talking about: he is just trying to boost the chances of his wife being elected.

  5. When your car needs a whole new engine, new seats, new wind screen, all new windows, a new body, new tyres, new headlights, new rear lights, then it is time to scrap it and buy a new one. It’s false economy to try and revive the dead Zisco Steel. From what I read last week starting a new steel company would be much better and much economical. Everything there needs replacing. The problem with having none technical leaders is that they do not appreciate the enormity of such mas*ive projects. Mnangagwa does not know what he is talking about: he is just trying to boost the chances of his wife being elected.

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