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Mutasa blasts Mnangagwa

MUTARE — Zanu PF Secretary for Administration Didymus Mutasa has blasted a faction loyal to Defence minister Emmerson Mnangagwa accusing some of its members of being “sell-outs”.


Mutasa said it was clear that Vice-President Joice Mujuru was second in line for Zanu PF after President Robert Mugabe.

He said it was agreed at the party congress in 2004 that Mujuru be elevated to the post of Vice-President ahead of Mnangagwa.

“We all agreed unanimously. Now we are surprised that there are some people like Mnangagwa who are now leading another faction claiming that they want to take over the party. Anyone who objects the legitimacy of Mai Mujuru as the Vice-President of the party, then that person does not belong to Zanu PF,” said Mutasa.

Mutasa, currently on the spotlight after Zanu PF big wigs in Manicaland recently wrote a petition to Mugabe accusing him of dictatorship and causing divisions, said no one had dared openly challenge Mujuru in the past congress.

“In all those congresses those that are against Mai Mujuru would be quiet. Now some other people are now causing divisions, is it because she is a woman?” he asked.

“Zanu PF is a strong party and Mai Mujuru was put in that position because of her sound track record and good deeds in the party and no one should object that.  She is our leader. Those that are fanning factionalism are sell-outs and they are perpetuating the destruction of the party.”

Mutasa revealed that more big names from Zanu PF have been implicated in illegal diamond dealing, prejudicing the country of millions of dollars.

He said the recent suspension of provincial chairman, Mike Madiro, youth chairman, Tawanda Mukodza and three others on allegations that they defrauded diamond mining companies was just “a tip of the iceberg”.

“I have received a petition from concerned party members who were implicating very big names from Zanu PF who are illegally dealing in diamonds from Chiadzwa. This is going to expose some very senior party officials who have been extorting money from diamond mining companies and allegedly converting the money to their own use,” he said.

He said the likes of Madiro and Mukodza were “just small fish, but there are bigger fish that have been implicated”.

Mutasa said investigations were in progress, warning that the names of those implicated would soon be made public.

He said Mugabe was aware of all the illegal diamond deals and would soon act against the suspects.

Mutasa said he was “baffled” that people from Manicaland were not benefitting from the diamond proceeds yet they were the owners of the precious mineral resource.

“I am very concerned and at the same time surprised thatpeople in Manicaland are not benefitting from their resources. Now and again diamonds in Chiadzwa are benefitting influential people outside Manicaland. 

“It is not a secret that the people of Manicaland are the bona fide beneficiaries of the resources,” said the under-fire politician.

He said he was not happy that headquarters and all chairpersons of diamond mining companies in Manicaland were based in Harare.


39 Responses to Mutasa blasts Mnangagwa

  1. tebby May 5, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Things fall apart for Mutasa!

    • hamurevesi May 5, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

      Now is the time, it has and will always be known that they know who is stealing State resources at Chiyadzwa, there is nothing new in what mutasa is saying. he wants people from manicaland to exonerate him from wrong doing at chiyadzwa by saying it is not a secret that people from manicaland should benefit from their resources, do the people of manicaland own Zimbabwe its just a region within and the resources should benefit the nation at large not the manicas. how can you say you have leaders who divide people on regional line in stead of uniting them. they will tell us the truth where the resources are going sooner or later just wait and see. even mugabe know the names of those implicated in illegal diamond deals and he is doing nothing just like the old adage how can a thief act against another thief.

    • bepa ravanhu May 5, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

      Cde Mutasa pliz bear in mind kuti people do not support you they support Cde Emerson, he is the best leader after HE, Mujuru is a sellout

      • mudhiniwe May 5, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

        Ndezvenyika ino kudenga hakuna izvozvo. Tiri kutandara pasi pezuva. Amen.

      • tafamutekwe May 6, 2013 at 11:36 am #

        Emmerson has only ONE supporter and that supporter happens to be YOU.

        • Frank May 11, 2013 at 10:20 am #

          Mnangagwa ndizvo

  2. brown chiriga May 5, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    Chabvondoka sakaBiti anotaura chokwadi mari haizi kuenda treasury lei kuenda muhomwe dzemachef

  3. Checheni May 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    Tipe ma serious Iwe Masekesa. Mutasa aizvitaura kupi izvi? Mukati hadzisi pfungwa dzako idzi?

    • mutota May 5, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

      The end is nigh. Mutasa has a point here if those words are from his mouth. The big fish should come out as that is the right time. Could it be that Bob is scared of picking a fight with them at a time he is most vulnerable?

    • Vitzdare May 5, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

      You are out of touch with reality. ZANU Politiburo had late night crunch talks on factionalism last week.

  4. Soul man May 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    What mutasa said ws alwys suspected by evryT, bt the fact tht its said by a senior politbro member makes it true. Its a fact tht zanu pple r looting chiadzwa at the expense of the pple of zim. This smells like zanu factionalism at its best! Chabvondoka zveshuwa!

  5. thula May 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    since when are thieves,stealing national assets reported to zpf and not police? in Zanu leaders are appointed not elected but because Gushungo is the life president of zpf the likes of Mnangagwa who have been waiting on the sidelines for decades to enter the presidium,now that the president is about to go they n can no longer wait their turn age is not on their side ,on the other hand Mutasa s turn is closer and he can not allow others outside the top four to sneak in through political machinations ,so his support for the inept and clueless amai Mujuru is to be the power behind her presidency and enjoy the unfeted power of a zanupf President despite his seniority he unfortunately is very unpopular to zpf structures and clashing with the brutally Mnangagwa might turn out to be his undoing for Mnangagwa will be the second president of Zpf and unlikely the zimbabwean president.

  6. LIUmbez May 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    The chickens are coming to roost. When a Zanoid talks of pilfering of diamonds then there is more to it. This what the affable Biti has been telling all those who cared to listen that diamond money is being stolen by Zpf. I have always wondered how mere guards of diamond facilities are so rich. Then one would wonder how rich are those in power. My wish is that these criminals pay for abusing a national resource. What is happening in Zpf is music to my ears because I long for the demise of this evil party.

  7. Me thinks May 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    But for mutasa to tell the whole world that officials from his party are looting the country’s diamonds is an embarrassment to everyone in the party esp mukuru being fully aware of it. And all that noise about sanctions hurting the country’s economy what what. . . Varume if its true that mutasa said these words..he is campaigning for mdc in the province and nation at large.

  8. matombo chiremba May 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    We have resolved all the issues around factionalism in Manicaland, Matabeleland and all concerned have agreed to put their diffrences aside for the sake of the party blaa blaa……….!!! This is the zanu way of resolving diffrences, while Mutasa blasts Mnangagwa and Madiro remains suspended and there are people like Calistus or the Cuban Ambassador who are not elected but appointed to chair provinces for zanu? Mutasa should know that Thsolotsho was about Mnangagwa being chosen to the presidium, after all six provinces out of ten were supporting him ahead of Mai Mujuru’s four!! Remember also that the DCCs were dissolved because most of them were aligned with Ngwena! Mutasa should wake up and smell the coffee! ie. if hios taste buds are still functioning? We are aware of your presdential ambitions vaMutasa, but how can you do that by pggy-backing Mai Mujuru? You need your own people. You are not even supported by people from your province and you hope to make it to the presidium – shame!!!

  9. Soul man May 5, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    @me thinks i agree if didymus mutasa says all this thn zanu is in a crisis, those gaining access to diamonds nd those who cnt gt them! Its shameful bcz the country isnt benefitting at all

  10. Me thinks May 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    really shameful

  11. topheavy May 5, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    Imagine Mnangagwa at the helm of this country, then consider yourself a dead man walking, for this man is cruel. Today, it’s him and a clique’ of top securocrats resisting reform and keeping the dead brain president still in power. Amerca is the most powerful nation with their president as the world’s most powerful man because he is president of Bill Gates, Donald Trump,Opprah Winfrey and many more billionaires, yet Mugabe strives to be president of the poorest people on the face of mother earth. Its not that we dont have wealth bequeathed to us by the selfless creator but morons from the devil’s party choose to enrich only themselves, and they call that black empowerment. Believe me this mai Mujuru is no angel but trust me she is a better devil. At least she is accomodating enough to talk to Tsvangirai and co. in the opposition. With her at the top we could have a better zpf opposition party, an alternative people might vote for in the event we need change.This Mutasa fellow is part of the revolutionary shit party but for reasons best known to him is brave enough to admit they have been stealing all along. I long for the day the revelation will be made of the top stealing brass who subscribe to the politics of grab and run and that will be the day the thieving party will meet it’s demise.

  12. Mhambayanaka May 6, 2013 at 1:00 am #

    Though kind of paradoxical, Shumba has made a point here,a big point and a people’s point indeed. Mazvita henyu Shumba!

  13. zim leaks May 6, 2013 at 2:52 am #

    Mutasa is talking rubish like he has been doing all along. Ngwena is bidding for his time like 4talin in the old Soviet Union. Mutasa has no supporrt even in his village and knows he is going to be crushed by Ngwena in his political ambitions. Munangagwa is the right man to take Zim forward for he is a through bred having started out as a teen and then amasing invaluable experience and education since escaping the nose. Mai Mujuru is fit to be minister of womens affairs period the presidency of Zim is not a stroll in the park. Mutasa thinks we have forgotten thhat Mujuru was trounced by Munangagwa in 2004 only for baba Chatunga to interfere and block Munangagwas rise. But ask ANC they tried it with Zuma now he is president. Koiye Mutasa mbiri yake ndeyei?

    • tafamutekwe May 6, 2013 at 11:42 am #

      Your Ngwena guy even failed to win a mere parliamentary sit in his home area of Masvingo loosing dismally to an MDC-T unknown quantity.Can such a character then stand a chance in a Presidential contest?

    • Fatso May 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

      I think Ngwena isnt the right person to take Zim forward may be he is right for Zanu PF. He is too cruel. Zim needs someone who can heal the land from all the trauma since 1980!

  14. Me thinks May 6, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    Mutasa is now worthless and he is now trying to patronise the president kuti aite retain his position in the party’s top 6

    • tafamutekwe May 6, 2013 at 11:56 am #

      I am surprised by anti Mutasa posts send by people who fail to merely think rationally.Firstly is it a lie that the principal beneficiaries of Chiadzwa diamonds should be the people from Manicaland, more so those from the Chiadzwa area?Secondly, is it not Zanu- pf party protocol that the senior vice president (in this case, Joyce Mujuru) assumes the presidency should the incumbent relinquish the post?All previous promotions in Zanu have seen all its national chairmen assuming the vacant vice-presidency.In this case Khaya Moyo is next in line for the now vacant second vice-presidency (Obert Mpofu and Emmerson can dream on if they so wish).As for the looters of Chiadzwa diamonds why should they not be exposed even if they are senior zanoids themselves?Reporting them to Zanu-pf or to the ZRP is the same thing because the ZRP is essentially an extension of Zanu-pf.So where is Mutasa being accused of talking rubbish here?

      • Fatso May 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

        I agree with you. Mutasa might be a loose canon but in this case he is talking sense even though its self serving!

    • Cars and Homes May 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

      Kikiki very funny that you think that way

  15. daddy tee May 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    my my……my!!!zvaakuitika mutasa is also cornered by members of his party ngazvidamburane misoro zvega na ruthless mnangagwa we will just be watching ululating and cheering up as the drama folds

  16. Chitondori2000 May 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    Chinobhururuka chinonhara, Chisingaperi Chinoshura, The beginning of the end for Zanu PF is manifesting. Their calls for elections are barks from a cornered dog. They know they will not win these elections for they have alienated themselves from the people as Nyati has alluded to. The party is in a crisis of huge proportions. Goodbye Zanu PF.

  17. toni May 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    For once, big up to Didymus Mutasa. You got it right on both issues: Mnangagwa’s fatal ambitions for the big job and the looting of diamonds, not only to the detriment of Manicaland but also the rest of country

  18. toni May 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    Mutasa, the first person to take head-on the much feared Mnangagwa!! Great stuff…

  19. Leroy May 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    This is what we want to see,zanu pf fighting aganst itself.this will be much more intresting than the zanu vs mdc fact the zanu vs zanu fight will be much more action should expect assasinations,disapearances and i bet mnangagwaz side will be on the winning side remember he is a kgb trained dude,not to mention his for mai mujuru she should recruit meaningfull pple on her side its a pity mujuru the man passed he could have been her shield.

  20. davy May 11, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    kuswera tichipedza nguva tangai ku bvida obert mpofu

  21. chokwadi May 11, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    no option /alternatives,shumba yachirumanzi ndizvo.pamberi naMunangagwa.this afta waBHONA!,spirit yamabigazz.

    • Mutadza wa Hama May 12, 2013 at 6:58 am #

      Watuka zvizvarwa zvekwaCHIRUMANZU. Uyu hatimuzivi.ishumba yeSHABANI yakatiza kumusha

  22. Cars and Homes May 11, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Who would have thought what a classic, truly a clasic

  23. Gibson Chimhangaro May 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    our minerals .poor zimbos

  24. hon criss May 12, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    Zvatosvorana yah vanga vajaira

  25. hon criss May 12, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    We do not care who takes over after who what we want is to see zanu pf gone for good. It has ruined our lives now they are looting our diamonds like there is no tomorrow.

  26. lovemoe chikandiwa May 12, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Zvekuti ZANU yakawora zvine asingazivi here? Isu takazviziva before 1999.
    Kana totonga muchataura henyu mbavha dzose, imbovanzai henyu dzimwe mbavha dzenyu dzose nevamakavigisa zvimwe zvamakaba.

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