Mliswa gives Zimbabwe Cricket board ultimatum

HOUSE of Assembly member, Temba Mliswa has demanded the resignation of the Zimbabwe Cricket board accusing them of among other things misappropriation of funds, running the game down as well as incompetence. Mliswa addressed a Press conference together with aggrieved former Zimbabwe Cricket workers among them groundsmen, where he gave the administration a week to vacate office failure to which they will form parallel structures. He also implored Sports minister Kazembe Kazembe to dissolve the ZC board. The former rugby player said that they had been watching while the game…

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Missing Diamonds! Mohadi, Sekeramayi Summoned

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has summoned a number of political bigwigs as it seeks to wrap up investigations into the alleged disappearance of $15 billion worth of diamonds from Chiadzwa. The committee’s chairperson, Mr Temba Mliswa, said the summoning of current and former high ranking government officials does not mean that they are guilty, but is only part of investigations into the alleged looting of diamonds at Chiadzwa during ex-President Robert Mugabe’s rule. In an interview yesterday, Mr Mliswa said those who will appear before the…

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Mohadi, Sekeramayi Summoned Over Missing Diamonds

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has summoned a number of political bigwigs as it seeks to wrap up investigations into the alleged disappearance of $15 billion worth of diamonds from Chiadzwa. The committee’s chairperson, Mr Temba Mliswa, said the summoning of current and former high ranking government officials does not mean that they are guilty, but is only part of investigations into the alleged looting of diamonds at Chiadzwa during ex-President Robert Mugabe’s rule. In an interview yesterday, Mr Temba Mliswa said those who will appear before the…

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Minister fires NSSA boss Vela

Labour and Social Services minister Petronella  Kagonye yesterday wielded the axe on National Social Security Authority (NSSA) board  chairman, Robin Vela, citing a clause that forbids the appointment of a non-resident Zimbabwean on the board of the pay as you go pension scheme. Vela was appointed NSSA board chairman  in 2015 when Prisca Mupfumira was in charge of the then ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare. In a letter dated March 27 Kagonye said,”Acting in terms  of the National Social Security Authority Act Chapter 17:04 section 8(a),I wish…

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Temba Mliswa sucked into nasty NSSA fight

THE government this week relieved the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) board chairman Robin Vela reportedly on the basis that he was no longer resident in the country as prescribed by law. Labour Minister Petronella Kagonye, in a March 27, letter thanked Vela for his contribution, citing cited Section 8 of the NSSA Act which deals with disqualification from appointment to the board of a State entity. However, in a statement, Tuesday, Vela seemed to suggest there were other reasons for his firing. “This morning I received a letter from…

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Mliswa’s missing $15 billion investigation reveals serious corruption by top government bigwigs

THE current investigation on the missing $15 billion diamond revenue by the Temba Mliswa- led Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has revealed serious corruption by top government bigwigs, during former President Robert Mugabe’s leadership and that they were politically protected. However, the refusal of one of the bigwigs, Obert Mpofu, who was Mines minister when most of the corruption happened in Chiadzwa, to respond to any questions by the committee, has seriously stalled the investigation by Parliament. What was more upsetting was that inasmuch as Mliswa and most…

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Diamond Investor Claims Mugabe Conned Him

Former President Robert Mugabe confidante and ex-pilot, Robert Mhlanga, has accused the deposed Zanu PF leader of conning Grandwell Holdings chairperson David Kassel of his multi-million-dollar investment in Chiadzwa. Mhlanga, who used to chair Mbada Diamonds Company, made the disclosure yesterday when he and Kassel appeared before the Temba Mliswa-led Parliamentary Portfolio Committee and narrated how their firms were elbowed out of Chiadzwa in 2016 mafia style by heavily-armed police officers. Mhlanga’s statement also came as former Zimbabwe Mining Development Company (ZMDC) chairperson Goodwills Masimirembwa rubbished Mugabe’s claims that $15…

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Elton Mangoma seeks to clear his name on Wicknell tender scam

RENEWAL Democrats of Zimbabwe and former Energy Minister Elton Mangoma has written to Speaker of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda, requesting to be invited before the Parliamentary committee on Mines and Energy to clear his name over the Wicknell Chivayo Gwanda solar project tender scam. Mangoma was one of the four ex-ministers who served under former President Robert Mugabe between 2013 and 2017 being investigated for allegedly turning the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) into their feeding trough, flouting tender procedures to line up their pockets. The four – Mangoma (MDC-T), Dzikamai…

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New Twist To Chivayo’s Gwanda Scam, Bank Audits Expose’

Wicknell Chivayo

The probe into how convicted fraudster Wicknell Chivayo obtained a large payment of $5million from the power utility, ZESA’s ZPC subsidiary, saw a visit by the parliamentary portfolio committee of energy to the Gwanda Solar plant site yesterday showing that there is not even a single solar panel at the site 2 year later. This development was last year exposed by ZimEye.com when it was revealed Wicknell Chivayo only began constructing a fence a month after Robert Mugabe’s removal. Wicknell Chivayo received $5 million from the Zimbabwe Power Company for the…

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