State House director fired

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired principal director of State residences, Innocent Dzapasi Tizora, amid reports that more heads will roll within his office as the purge of former President Robert Mugabe’s aides continues.


Local Government minister July Moyo disclosed at the weekend that Tizora had been replaced by Zanu PF Midlands central committee member Douglas Tapfuma, who assumed his new duties yesterday.

“With us, we have the just appointed, he is still brand new, the senior principal director, State House in the President’s Office,” Moyo said, as he introduced Tapfuma during the installation of Chief Samuel Samambwa in Zhombe on Saturday.

Tapfuma, a former Zanu PF provincial administrator, was promoted to principal director in the Office of then Vice-President Mnangagwa in 2014.

Sources said Tizora, who is related to former President Robert Mugabe, could have been flushed out owing to his dabbling in Zanu PF factional politics.

“He (Tizora) was central in fanning factionalism in the party and was such a divisive character who peddled gossip and harboured his own plans to even become president of the party. His axing was long overdue,” a source close to Mnangagwa said.

During his tenure and at the height of the factional fights, Tizora was accused of paying people to fight Mnangagwa and cause a rift within the party.

Tizora was not immediately available for comment yesterday.

Mnangagwa has made several sweeping changes, dropping most of Mugabe’s top aides, since his inauguration in November last year.
His axe is also set to hit the Central Intelligence Organisation after it claimed several scalps in the Zimbabwe Republic Police last week.

Sources, however, said Mnangagwa was unlikely to fire his “home boy” Chief Secretary in the Office of the President, Misheck Sibanda, or move out presidential spokesperson George Charamba — who were both instrumental in his ascendancy to the President’s post.

“The changes are not rapid because he does not want to cause panic or disrupt the flow of government business. The President has a plan which will see him integrate some people from the old staff and replace others with his own team,” the source added.

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  1. Chawawana idya nehama mutorwa anehanganwa!

  2. Good work Ed , this Tizora guy was the main architects of the G40 Cabal . He is one of the most criminals around Bob and he should have been picked in the period of Operation restore Legacy . Innocent Tizora and his elder brother or young brother a District Administrator (DA) in Zvimba were behaving as if they own Zimbabwe . The DA was untouchable . He should be investigated for abuse of office . Many people were found landless after this DA took their land and gave it to those around him although they had offer letters. Most vulnerable were Aliens around Mutorashanga and Rafingora Areas . All they were saying is hanzi mai Mugabe vati ……while abusing office . Noone could raise a voice against the DA because he had support of the brother being a Principal Director in Mugabe’s Residence . Please Minister July Moyo descend on this DA as well and l tell you you will see a lot of skeletons in his cupboard . This is not victimising an individual but you are sweeping clean and getting rid of criminals who abuse office .

    1. exactly the DA guy is a big problem,….he thinks he owns ZVIMBA district….he should be chopped as well


  3. I heard some stories of this Tizora guy that he was behaving like Rambo, and even telling pple that ndiye ari kuzopinda panyanga in their zezuru unconquerable forklore. Ngaambonzwa butter. I hope his corruption delas will be busted soon.

  4. All former President Mugabe’s aides must go! I’m surprised one Gwatiringa who served ED with a dismissal letter is still part of the new administration. He is a corrupt individual. As we speak all his children are CIO’s. If the new admin is serious about tackling corruption and nepotism head on then these are the guys to give the boot.


  6. Chawawana idya ne hama vatorwa vane hanganwa chokwadi zvegore rino ana Moyo, Sibanda zviri kwenyu ma home boy

  7. This is good if ED doesn’t want to be poisoned the Tsvangirai way. For your own safety, get all those associated with RG out as soon as possible. Another advice, usadye zvinobikwa ku State House kana kuoffice kwako. These guys are subtle.

  8. ED is doing the right thing in firing all related to RG. My advice to him, bring your own tea etc etc or just eat at your home. These guys are not to be trusted at all, they are busy scheming against you. You may end up the Tsvangirai way. Wakuruma nzeve ndewako.

  9. This guy is a civil servant, a very professional one and very different from the politicians cum civil servants who are known to be daring thieves still in the cabinet.May the President consider reassignments rather than firing. Remember the country is short of talent.

  10. Comment…ED appears commited to.more genuine majority rule genuine freedom fighters sacrificed their lives for. Its amazing that his predecessor could be equivocal about the heroic agenda to extent of completely missing it ultimately.

  11. I believe the purging is selective, we have people with dirty backgrounds such as the current Social Welfare Minister who have been involved in a lot of scandalous and illicit land deals in Ruwa and Bromley but still she got to be promoted with a ministerial post. If fighting corruption and nepotism is really genuine then we couldnt have seen such individuals anywhere near government positions.

  12. Comment…ndirirovha ca of Tizora animal

  13. The minister should deal with the current Mash East acting PA and former Mudzi DA for abuse of office. He corruptly changed chieftaincy history in order to accomodate a person who is nowhere near the Mukota chiefdom. He is corrupt.

  14. In America, “ED” is understood to be the acronym for “Erectile Dysfunction”. kkk

  15. musorowegomo mukosi

    Chisingapere I zuva. Murume inonzi Tizora waiva nesimba uyu

  16. He must also follow his sekuru wharever he is to Dr cle or mugabe robert

  17. Where is the real Musorowegomo Mukosi ?

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