Mahachi rekindles campaign to bring Dangote to invest in Zim

ZANU PF Hatfield parliamentary aspirant and businesswoman, Josey Mahachi, has rekindled her campaign to bring Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, to invest in Zimbabwe following a false start last year amid reports that former President Robert Mugabe’s Cabinet ministers had frustrated the Nigerian businessman by demanding bribes.

by Elias Mambo

Sources close to the developments said Mahachi had relaunched a fresh bid to lure back Dangote following the change of political leadership in November last year, which saw Mugabe succeeded by his former deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

“As we speak, Dangote’s team is expected in the country today (Monday),” the source said, adding that “a team of engineers and geologists will be in the country for the next 10 days.”

The source also said Dangote’s team wanted to finalise coal mining and cement-manufacturing deals before year end.

The development comes as Mahachi has submitted her curriculum vitae to be considered to contest in Zanu PF primary elections scheduled for May 5.

Sources said the television personality had lined up several multi-billion-dollar investment deals with large conglomerates in and outside Africa.

Last year, she reportedly brought several prominent businessmen to the country, but the deals collapsed due to bureaucratic bungling and alleged bribe demands.

In an interview yesterday, Mahachi said: “I am now doing my things quietly because every time we make an announcement, some people block us.”

“There are lots of challenges, but we are working flat out to resolve any problems. As for my candidature … yes, it is true I submitted my CV and I am waiting for the Zanu PF response.”

In 2015, Dangote made headlines when he visited the country to scout for possible investment. He has interests in cement manufacturing, energy, mining and agriculture.


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3 Comments

  1. This is very funny ED is saying we are open for business and Mahachi is singing another tune what do we believe now ED or Mahachi

  2. Am in Nigeria and do not envy this Dangite of yours. Zim is better without him for he has a take all mentality. With the taxing regime not existant in Nigeria any ediot with links to the corrupt leaders can be super rich. He evades tax. He pollutes. He monopolises. He does not want to part with money but maximise profits at the expence of the people. Of late, he was in Kenya and when he saw the tax regime he shied away citing that Kenya is very corrupt yet we know Nigeria tops corruption. Where are the Rio Tintos who come with football teams and infrastructure. the Ango-Americans, the Germans who made Zisco a mighty giant and Redclif a paradise. These are the investor we need not Dangote and his cronies.

  3. Reading the comment here I sincerly hope the government makes certain that he pays the local taxes !!!!
    Please dont give this incestor access if he is going to take ALL the profits outside of Zimbabwe.

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