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Dube declares himself clean

The Zimbabwe National Soccer Supporters Association (ZNSSA), told a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Education, Sports, Arts and Culture that Dube bought his way into office in 2010. ZNSSA were called to testify in the ongoing Asiagate investigations.

The ZNSSA, led by Eddie Nyatanga, secretary general Paddington Japajapa and board member Eddie Chivero, accused the current Zifa board of coming into power through corrupt activities and are demanding it steps aside to allow investigations.

ZNSSA said they had proof that Dube lent Zifa US$7 070 (receipt number 18806), a month before the elections that ushered him into office.

It alleges that the money was payment for the 10 provinces “subscriptions”, a month before the March 27 2010 elections.

Even Footballers Union of Zimbabwe (FUZ), through their secretary general Paul Gundani, also added their voice to the calls to investigate corrupt activities at Zifa.

The losing candidate in the 2010 elections, Leslie Gwindi, also urged Dube to live by his own rules and step aside to allow investigations into the corrupt activities being levelled against him.

Allegations of corruption against Dube were first brought into light by the suspended Southern Region chairman, Gift Banda, who alleged that Dube paid councillors for votes.

Dube has been in the fore-front in suspending board members fingered in corrupt activities.

Five Zifa board members — Methembe Ndlovu, Solomon Mugavazi, Kenny Marange, Gift Phiri and Patrick Hokonya — are on suspension to facilitate investigations over their involvement in the Asiagate scandal.

The trio of Ndlovu, Mugavazi and Marange were forced to go on leave pending investigations into their conduct and involvement with the national team’s trips to Asia.

Hokonya and Banda were suspended over allegations of match- fixing in Division One leagues.

 

‘CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS ARE RUBBISH’

 

Dube told Standardsport that he will issue a comprehensive response this week, but not before describing the allegations as “rubbish”.

“I am not going anywhere because my hands are clean. We will be issuing a statement next week.

“I have been advised by my lawyers not to say anything with regards to the issue because it will be their word against mine.

“However, these accusations are just rubbish.

“It is just out of sour grapes from people who have been removed from offices,” he said before hanging up.

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