More trouble for Zanu PF youth leader

ZANU PF Manicaland provincial youth league leader Mubuso Chinguno’s problems over alleged illegal land deals continued to mount yesterday, with the ruling party and the government despatching probe teams to Chipinge to investigate the matter.

BY RICHARD CHIDZA/
KENNETH NYANGANI

The investigations were triggered by party youth, mainly from Chipinge South constituency, who demonstrated on Tuesday, accusing Chinguno of embezzling over $400 000 mobilised towards servicing residential stands for party supporters in the province.

The protesters claimed that Chinguno formed a private company, Causepun Investments, to service the stands, which he allegedly used as a conduit to siphon money from the ruling party’s housing project.

Chinguno yesterday confirmed that some of the company’s directors were spouses of the youth league executives.

“’Yes, our wives are the directors of the company, but I know my sin is that I have been defending First Lady Grace Mugabe. I want the Local Government ministry to conduct a probe because I know everything was done above board,” he said.

Sources told NewsDay that Chinguno was last year given about 300 hectares by Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere as part of a nationwide scheme that benefited Zanu PF youth only.

“You will remember Kasukuwere gave large tracts of land to party youth in Chishawasha (east of Harare) and there were stands doled out in Bulawayo and Masvingo, among other provinces. When the President (Robert Mugabe) advised that we begin to look at building flats instead of horizontal development, the youth league stopped everything,” NewsDay heard.

It is alleged that Chinguno went on to establish a private office in Chipinge from where he collected money from party youth as well as civil servants interested in joining the scheme.

Kasukuwere confirmed he had given land, but could not shed details on the Chipinge saga.

“You are aware that we gave land to the youth, but I am not in the picture as to what is happening in Chipinge. We will send a team to investigate the issues,” he said .

Zanu PF national youth leader, Kudzanai Chipanga said he would soon meet representatives from Manicaland on the issue.

“I cannot say much at the moment suffice to say we have taken note of the report and we will be investigating. I have also been alerted that our leadership in Manicaland will be presenting a report to the leadership soon. We will take it up from there,” he said.

But Chinguno blamed his problems on internal divisions within the ruling party and youth league.

“It’s factionalism,” the beleaguered provincial youth league leader said.

He claimed he was being blackmailed for calling for the expulsion of Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whom he described as a “cancer that should be removed”.

But sources this week said Chinguno’s anti-Mnangagwa remarks last week were part of a plot to duck criminal charges he was facing.

“It was a choreographed statement meant to solicit protection from the President and First Lady. He wants to paint a picture of a G40 supporter under siege. The land issues have been on the table for months now, but his handlers want to play smart,” a Zanu PF source said.

11 Comments

  1. Nyatsimba Mutota

    arikuda kunyebera kuzungaira mupfanha uyu. hee I have been defending First Lady Grace Mugabe. imbavha munhu uyu. chete chete. vanhu havanei ne first family, they just want to use them kuti vatore mari.

  2. All zimbabweans need that land not ZANU PF youth.That is the problem with pitikoti government.

  3. Zethembe Ngobese

    Serves you right, muzaya Mbuso. I personally repeatedly advised you long back to stop playing ‘garwe herisadza’ with party elders. You may express your differences with party veterans but for you to show so much contempt as to call someone as senior and elderly as Cde Mnangagwa by his first name is totally unAfrican, you uncultured nincompoop!

  4. Comment…central to the manicaland problems is a district called Makoni. Dydimus Mutasa might have been fired from zanupf but his trusted lieutenants remained firmly in positions whilst zanupf cleansed itself of what became known as gammatox in all the provinces. In that group was a deceitful young man we now know as kudzi chipanga who has cheated and double crossed his way to power. Gammatox is regrouping in Makoni and didymus is still well and alive in zanupf

  5. wanzwa butter mufanha.enda unofanoloina mai mujuru

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    Comment…Diymus still runs zanupf Makoni through his lieutenants .Manicaland runs the true risk of a rude awakening come 2018 elections. Mubuso is being sacrificed and others will folw but this is didymus through chipanga shaping Manicaland and making it ready for a People 1st picking.

  7. But sources this week said Chinguno’s anti-Mnangagwa remarks last week were part of a plot to duck criminal charges he was facing.

    “It was a choreographed statement meant to solicit protection from the President and First Lady
    Analysis> the first lady protects those who are lawless as long as one sings praise to her and hero worships her…..Cry my beloved Zim

  8. Comment…ungavukura uchituka cde ED wakatemba mbuya grace hohodo wafoira iwe mfetu

  9. This guy is just a thief priod . Protecting Grace and first family kudii unoda kushandisa mukuru wenyika kuvhara humbavha hwako , manje wanyura kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkiiest

  10. Itayi tirikuona zvedu. Nyika haisi yenyu mega varume iyi! Nyika haisi yeZanu PF ndeyeZimbabwe iyi. Tichasangana hedu

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