Arrest Mpofu or else chaos will reign: Maridadi

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has been warned Zimbabweans will embark on Operation Restore Legacy 2 if he fails to arrest Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu and other ministers implicated in corrupt deals.

BY VENERANDA LANGA

The issue was raised by Mabvuku-Tafara MP James Maridadi (MDC-T) on Tuesday and created heated debate in the National Assembly during a discussion of the Finance Bill brought by Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa to do with the 2018 National Budget.

“There are names in Cabinet that are so synonymous with corruption like Mpofu, where there is a problem with $15 billion diamond revenue which disappeared and the person who was in charge was Mpofu and he cannot be seen to be working with Mnangagwa,” Maridadi said.

“If he does not do due process that clears him of corruption, then he must be fired because Mnangagwa said there are no sacred cows.”

Maridadi questioned why the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) had cleared Information and Communication Technology minister Supa Mandiwanzira who was accused of corruption by former NetOne boss Reward Kangai.

“Zacc is not the police and he (Mandiwanzira) should be able to clear his name. If former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo and former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi were arrested for corruption, then why not them? Where does one man get money to construct a three-storey house which is bullet-proof and has a helipad in this country where there are no drugs?” he said referring to former Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere.

“We have ministers in this government that buy their children vehicles worth $200 000 and where do they get the foreign currency from?”

Maridadi said some ministers and top government officials were supposed to be in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison and not Cabinet and Parliament.

“The house which was built by former Police Commissioner Augustine Chihuri was as big as Holiday Inn and we all know how much he earned, so where did he get the money from? Zimbabweans were patient for 37 years, but if nothing happens to those ministers, then we the people will do a citizens’ arrest and cause a scene and see whether Mnangagwa will give them amnesty.

Chinamasa must go to Mnangagwa and tell him that he cannot do his duties effectively with these men,” Maridadi said.

Norton MP Temba Mliswa (independent) said former First Lady Grace Mugabe had 20 farms and called on government to repossess them.

“We had a Minister of Transport who was there when Air Zimbabwe was being changed to Zimbabwe Airways and we need thorough investigations by Zacc. Mnangagwa is the man for the job, but the problem is the people around him. The whole Cabinet needs to be investigated or we will continue to have Operation Restore Legacy 2. I am not jealous about Mpofu’s wealth, but we need to know how he acquired it. Zimbabwe comes first and we shall continue to tell the generals (army) what is criminal,” Mliswa said.

But Chinamasa yesterday said it was wrong to name individuals and make allegations without evidence.

“If we pursue each other on the basis of lack of evidence, then there will be disaster. We are not accustomed to rich Africans and when we see a rich African we think he is a thief, but we do not say the same for a rich European. I first met Mpofu in the 1980s and already he was a very rich person owning buildings, and so let us be careful and have evidence before accusations are made,” Chinamasa said.

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  1. Maridadi the one and only cabinet minister worth to enjoy tax payers money he talks sense,he is the first one who single handedly throw the impeachment process on that matibili goblin.all these other MPs sorry to say are shitholes

    1. Obert Mpofu must definitely be jailed for his broad daylight excessive corruption and diamond looting during his time as minister of mines. How do you explain Mpofu paying US$22 million to acquire ZABG bank and buying most of Vic falls, and some massive properties in Gwanda and Bulawayo ?????

      If President ED doesn’t quickly remove criminals around him like Mpofu, Supa, etc we need Operation Restore Legacy 2. There are some generals who will conduct it.

    2. If President ED doesn’t remove criminals around him like Mpofu, we need Operation Restore Legacy 2.

      1. The Army juniors are yet to be thanked for legasy 1 and now calling for part 2. saka masoja ongoshandiswa

  2. I have three contributions to make on this matter. First we have already started saying “Mnangagwa is the man for the job, but the problem is the people around him” This is exactly what we said about Mugabe and where did that lead us? Second before the Air Zimbabwe fiasco is fully investigated, minister Gumbo proceeds to procure snow graders to fix our roads. Snow graders in Zimbabwe?? Maybe there is snow on the roads where Gumbo comes from. And he has the nerve to tell people “We made a mistake, just use what you’ve got, let bygones be bygones!!” This man believes he is still in the Mugabe era. He should definitely be investigated. The age of unaccountability is gone.
    Third is Chinamasa himself qualified to be minister of finance when his son was caught crossing the border with $US 8 million? Where did he get that money? Remember NO SACRED COWS!! Otherwise its all a charade.

    1. Jon you are spot on. The snow graders issue must be investigated and perpetrators must be held accountable. Government must spring to action through ZACC.“We made a mistake, just use what you’ve got, let bygones be bygones!! How on earth can a sinner forgive himself.

    2. ED this ED that, what will he do himself, he has also need to tell the nation where the proceeds from chrome ore went otherwise its all coming to nothing.

      1. tkstodzo@gov.com

        I am glad we are all beginning to see the light.

    3. Snow Graders, how did i miss that one,…………
      This is Banana Republic, wastak, Oh-Oh

    4. GET RID OF ” MUGABE CONSTITUTION ” ( CASTRO & COMMUNIST )

  3. nxaaaaa wena Chinamasa Parirenyatwa is also a thief.

  4. Yaa we can claim that they stole our wealth but we need evidence.I spoke to obert mpofu’s nephew and told me that,everthing has a receipt and source of money .Its difficult to arrest somebody on allegations because at the end of day courts will free him.

    1. It’s proof of income we need, not receipts for expenses Boy

  5. I agree with Jonho , ED has a vision but he lacks the guts , I think since he also have a dark past that is why he is protecting people like , Mpofu , Chinamasa , Charamba , Parirenyatwa who abuse the PSMAS funds etc . I believe ED is not the right person for the job or he is not able to deal with these thieves around him .ED is biased on his corruptions investigation cases . ED was suppose to retire the entire Mugabe cabinet and start from afresh not continuity with the same thieves , maybe he would have got it correct .

    1. He was the main pillar of the ” …entire Mugabe cabinet…” lest you self-contradict.

    2. ZANU ARE ALL THIEVES

  6. @Paradox , what about the 10 million he asked from the investor , lets not put all these cases under the carpert .

  7. Sure Mpofu ngaaongororwe chero zvake aive rich kudhara but akazowedzera nekuba from government remember he is the one who was responsible during the fall of national railways of Zimbabwe and also pa US$15Billion he knows what happened.

  8. #Maridadhi for MDC Presidents

  9. Maridadi talks sense fearlessly. This is very commendable

  10. Maridadi is a fukkkin tribalist we know it.
    Chinamasa , Parirenyatwa , Gumbo are all thieves.Go to hell.,

  11. Honorable Maridadi may you withdraw that statement lol,,,,,u the best man alongside Chamisa.

    1. Selectively targeting criminals…

  12. Maridadi and Mliswa are two feareless MPs….we need Mpofu, Mandiwanzira who has more than 10 luxury cars to be thoroughly investigated…and other corrupt Zanoids to be arrested and thrown into jail. We are tired of corruption

  13. Death By Corruption

    Supa Mandiwanzira is a thief and a crook. What does Chinamasa mean “no evidence”? There is plenty evidence against Supa Mbavha and i t has been put in the public domain time after time. Chinamasa must show us where and when Supa Thief was asked to explain all this evidence. He must show us a dossier that investigated the $4 million saga and how exactly Supa answered, how it was investigated and how he is exonerated. Has the Kurotwi issue been investigated? Mugabe himself said that Ghanaian investors had told him to his face that a $10 million bribe was demanded to set up operations in Zimbabwe. Has an investigation been made on that issue? Where is the dossier? Where is the conclusion to that investigation?

    There has never been a corrupt minister in the history of Zimbabwe and Rhodesia than Supa Mbavha, whose crimes range from outright theft, coercion and thuggish cronyism.

    1. You are spot on my friend. The government and ZACC seem to protect Supa here. There is a litany of allegations raised by Kangai but ZACC only chose to investigate the USD4 million which was not paid as Kangai resisted pressure from the minister to approve the payment to Megawatt, a company in which Supa has key interests. The fight against corruption should never be done along factional lines. Supa must be brought to book to answer to the many allegations raised by Kangai. There is substance in some of these allegations.

      Why did ZACC not investigate the appointment of B. Mutandiro to the position of COO when he did not qualify (check the job advert). Supa appointed his former employees (at the struggling Taccon) to key executive positions at NetOne. One such notorious executive is Kuda Nyashanu who heads the HR department. Nyashanu has also been appointing his cronies without having them go through any interviews. He (Nyashanu) is promoting his girlfriends like Manager Executive Resourcing and the SHE officer.

      NetOne has been giving at least $7000 to Supa every week yet ZACC ignores all this. Is Supa a sacred cow? Isn’t that the President said that there is no sacred cow in the fight against corruption in this country. Please bring Supa to book so that he can answer and defend himself against all these allegations leveled against him. Of late Supa has been sending his cronies to NetOne for employment as Technicians/Engineers yet they are not qualified and for those who attended interviews, they performed badly. No wonder why NetOne network challenges are never resolved speedily because there are a few qualified Technicians/Engineers who are qualified to do the job. If Brian Mutandiro disputes all this then let NetOne have a personnel audit by independent auditors. Government will be shocked with the findings. Supa is the 21st godfather of corruption and clearing him is a sign that the Zimbabwe government condones corruption and that there are many sacred cows in the current administration. ED must be very careful as some of these people will continue to steal from government so that his name is tarnished. As Maridadi rightly put it the other day in parliament, most of these cabinet ministers are not loyal to ED but simply love power and protection. Please Mr. President, send Supa, Mpofu, Chinamasa and Gumbo to Chikurubi and you will be assured of many votes in the next harmonised elections

      Let us not protect thieves. Yes Kangai has a case to answer but he is also a whistle-blower who raised allegations that need to be thoroughly investigated.

  14. I totally agree with Maridadi.In normal gvt change over the new president comes in witha totally new cabinet.But Ngwena took half of them showing there could be shortages of good calibre men and women regardless of the number of MPs permitting for a ttotalreshuffle.RBZ continues the Gono ways of financing ffantasiesat the eexpense of production.Trucks for Chiefs costing $500k hard currency n yet he pays for toothpaste imports monthly.
    Any President said 3 months and the looters will return the loot , including current ministers.

  15. Sun rises and sets

    What will you expect from nephew of Obidient son, definitely he will defend the loot of his uncle.Obert must go and chinamasa must be arrested for trying to defeat the course of justice.if he has anything to say let him explain the $7 million or so by his son.
    Dear Cabinet Ministers of Mugabe & Ed
    You are not clean , we want you to declare and account for your assets.
    Operation zero corruption is coming , we will fight as Zimbabweans to get to know how you got this reach.
    Buying banks
    its possible Obert started corruption as early as 1980s with the likes of Naran

  16. Sun rises and sets

    Where is my good post

  17. well done maridadi 1 munhu asingatye anenomira nechokadi a

  18. Alipejo Million.

    True patriots will just vote this government out come these elections. Vote for the MDC COALITION CAMP for total overhaule of the system. Thanks to the internet Zimbos have all the truth. True corrupt ministers are stil in the government and we are not going anyway. We need a clever gesture like the firing of top police officers who were in the rot or who were watching the rot doing nothing. The president should indicate that crime does not pay as well as corruption. Otherwise kana pasina izvozvo hapana kutendeuka tiri kutenderera , tichabatwa nedzungu tovira pasi. Vote for new leader period!

  19. 1. Zimbabweans shld not expect the same pple who subverted the Constitution to restore it although they have grabbed power…never ever that wld not happen. 2.Mnangagwa & Chivengwa came to power through the barrel of the Gun other that the ballot they have not been voted into that office & intend to keep.
    3.There has never been a Gvt in the world that came into power through the gun that held free,fair & creditable election.Despite the hatred of Mugabe & G40 Zim shld return to Constitutionalism & rule of law 4 the country to prosper & attract FDI.
    4. Two pple at the helm of this country are claimed to have had their USD$12BILLIONS dollar diamond loot held in China while persecuting pple who were had beans,rice, disposing TVs all of which is worth a few million dollars.
    5.The order of Sending Soldiers to attack civilian politicians did not end on the 15/11/17 .They are going to be sent to mobilize voters thru force, intimidate civilians & rig Elections as was the case in 2008 its going to be blood & mince mean (human flesh) on the ground in this year’s Elections. Mark my words

    1. You give graphic picture of what is in store for all of us in this land..but sorry to burst your bubble but you are WRONG..Nothing that you mention will see the light of day. It is just an idle mad man’s wish list!

  20. Chinamasa,when and where did you conclude that Mpofu Obert was A rich man ? People have cried, wheirled others vaka Vhuuukura asi no one has cared where this guy Mpofu is concerned.What is alleged to have been stolen by Jonathan is peanuts compared to what Chombo and Mpofu are alleged to have pocketed corruptly. Yet the price tag on Johnso is higher than those on Mpofu and Chombo. I smell a rabbit guys ? ?

    1. kkkkkk garwe himself looted gold in the midlands,the whole lot is terribly corrupt

  21. Tell them Maridadi…tell them !!!

  22. Ummm, taiti tichagarika…we thot we will live comfortable very soon…cant we give them time to re-orientate our economy. But if they are any thieves they shud be put where they belong and wat they stole shud be recovered timeously and the money put into our treasury…batai vanhu garwe.

  23. check also on Telecel.Makamba externalized millions of dollars selling shares without other share holders approval.can ZACC investigate Telecel as millions of dollars are still being siphoned mout

  24. please can ZACC investigate Telecel.Makamba externalized millions of dollars when he sold shares without other shareholders approval.millions are still being externiled .

  25. Aisha GOLD MINE IN MTORASHANGA has been exporting dump which has ,rare earth ,cobalt,pgms and other minerals to Canada .

  26. only one mineral was declared on AISHA DUMP.THE company is chinese who own the mine

    1. if its chinese who own the company then u lose it,guess who brought the chinese and partners with the chinese investments…..the coup leader himself

  27. Zanu pf will never reform itself out of power ,just like what the big headed Johnso said sometime back when he was still enjoying the lavish and thievery life that comes by being a minister in a Zanu pf led government,when the majority of Zimbabwean citizens rights were being trampled left, right and centre by Zanu pf leadership and their dogs of war.Mnangagwa also belongs to that same school of thought that Zanu pf will continue ruling until donkeys have horns.The only way Zanu pf can sustain its autocratic ruling is none other than the use of force and elimination of their perceived enemies through dissappearances without a trace,torture,unprovoked beatings,and throwing them into abject poverty.It beats me to hear full grown men and women for believing that Mnangagwa is the right man for the job because of his written speeches during and after his inauguration.Those speeches can be read out by any dictator you can think of. They are just speeches as long as no decisive action is taken to correct the imbalances and the wrongs that have been with us for the past 37 years.There are issues like violence before and during elections in rural areas which do not need cabinet approval to condemn, forced dissappearances,and arresting of all govt officials who were fingered out in on corruption case or the other without having a soft spot for lacoste thieves.The blunt truth is just Ngwena was also involved in many shady corruption deals so it is kind of difficult for him to see a speck in other people’s eyes when he knows that there is a log in his eyes.

  28. Obert Mpofu,Tobaiwa Mudede,Charamba,Charity Charamba, just to mention a few individuals who were supporting and aiding Mugabe to suffocate the zimbabwean masses must be arrested for good.ED don’t be selective because you know what you and your fellow zanus were doing,the end is fast approaching.

  29. Just imagine what will be this country if we had more of lagislators like Themba and James. There is no way Mpofu is clean mhani Mr Chinamasa

  30. The government and ZACC seem to protect Supa here. There is a litany of allegations raised by Kangai but ZACC only chose to investigate the USD4 million which was not paid as Kangai resisted pressure from the Supa to approve the payment to Megawatt, a company in which Supa has key interests. The fight against corruption along factional lines will take our country nowhere.

    Why did ZACC not investigate the appointment of B. Mutandiro to the position of COO when he did not qualify (check the job advert)? Supa appointed his former employees (at the struggling Taccon) to key Executive positions at NetOne. One such notorious executive is Kuda Nyashanu who heads the HR department. Nyashanu has also been appointing his cronies without having them go through any interviews. He (Nyashanu) is promoting his girlfriends like Manager Executive Resourcing and the SHE officer.

    NetOne has been giving at least $7000 to Supa every week as part of its ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ initiatives yet ZACC ignores all this. Is Supa a sacred cow? Isn’t that the President said that there is no sacred cow in the fight against corruption in this country. Please bring Supa to book so that he can answer and defend himself against all these allegations leveled against him. Of late Supa has been sending his cronies to NetOne for employment as Technicians/Engineers yet they are not qualified and for those who attended interviews, they performed badly. No wonder why NetOne network challenges are never resolved speedily because there are a few qualified Technicians/Engineers who are qualified to do the job. If Brian Mutandiro disputes all this then let NetOne have a personnel audit by independent auditors. Government will be shocked with the findings.

    The President said that there are no sacred cows in the fight against corruption but ZACC is telling us otherwise. Supa, Gumbo, Chinamasa and Mpofu are are more sacred than others. These four are notorious criminals around the President and we need to deal with them decisively. Perhaps anothe ‘Operation Restore Legacy 2.’

    Let us not protect thieves. Yes Kangai has a case to answer but he is also a whistle-blower who raised serious allegations that need to be thoroughly investigated.

    1. I had the supper guy is the one to do with snow graders kkkkk

  31. Mirai kuba timbogazirirwa

  32. Comment… a wise Zimbabwean will not vote ZANU pf into government

  33. The choice is between those who have realised the error of their ways and those who are panting for a chance to loot too

  34. Everyone wonders how Mpofu sneaked into Mnangagwa’s parliament and even made secretary of admin in ZANUPF.

    1. simple they looted marange together,thot u knew

  35. ZACC should investigate Supa, Jorum Gumbo, Chinamasa and Obert Mpofu. President Mnangagwa should give ZACC the greenlight to investigate the 4 accussed by the public.

  36. GET RID OF ” MUGABE CONSTITUTION ” ( CHINESE )

  37. We as the public can opt for private prosecution if the gvt fais us its constitutional.

  38. all eyes on u Mr President, show them your visionary leadership. Let those guys be accountable, we are looking forward for a new beginning, new dawn ,new era, the Zimbabwe we want. thank keep your foot on the accelerator we will get there when time permits

  39. Sikululekile Chiororo

    Garwe anoti he wants to do away with corruption achisunga g40 vaanodya navo oti let bygone be bygones. Zanu inofunga kuti takapusa . Buying experience vehicles vote buying the chiefs. No umbulances and medication in hospitals. We are watching you
    For 37 we were suffering whilst you were in government and you think we are blind. Imbwa dzevanhu

  40. Hey kutovhurirwa door kunge asingagone kuvhara ega, imbavha iyo we want him punished if not then we know maiba mese kwaChiadzwa. Tonoonana pamaVOTES.

  41. Who are ZACC anyway? Who put them together? Are they State-sponsored? Do they have a Constitutional mandate? What is their purpose really? What role can or should ZRP play in this saga? If ZRP were a compromised lot to deal with corrupt leaders, can they not take over these investigations now that the compromised lot (top brass) has been dismissed and replaced by honourable Commissioners? President ED has to be very, very wise in dealing with the investigation and prosecution of perceived corrupt elements around him. Despite all the seemingly good work he is doing, his undoing could be from this single problem – Corruption!

  42. he (obert) owns the tallest building in byo – york house. how did he get it ?

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