Chimene coy on Chinguno fraud saga


TOP Zanu PF officials in Manicaland province, among them Provincial Affairs minister Mandiitawepi Chimene and administration secretary Kenneth Saruchera, have remained mum over the $400 000 fraud allegations levelled against their ally and provincial youth leader Mubuso Chinguno.


Chimene, who previously referred to Chinguno as her son, last week dissociated herself from him amid reports that Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere had already dispatched a team to Manicaland to investigate the provincial youth leader, who stands accused of abusing $400 000 raised to develop residential stands for party youths in Chipinge.

“Do I look like a youth? I am not a youth. You know they are children, children can be emotional in two minutes. If I make a statement, tomorrow, they will turn against me,” she said.

Saruchera, the party’s provincial secretary for administration, also said he had not yet been officially briefed about the issue.
“I don’t have a comment, but I read the issues in the newspapers and I am still to be told what really happened,” he said.
But Chinguno said he was unscathed by the allegations, adding that all transactions were carried above board and he was ready for the probe.

“I am ready to face a probe by the Ministry of Local Government,” he said.