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Chivayo's leaked audio fingers Mnangagwa in shadowy businesses

by Staff reporter
10 Jun 2024 at 15:55hrs | Views
A leaked voice note from controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo has implicated Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Chivayo's extensive and shadowy business dealings.

The audio reveals Chivayo boasting about his influence, claiming that the entire country is under his control due to his close relationship with Mnangagwa. He urges his associates, mentioned by name including businessmen Moses Mpofu and Mike Chimombe, to remain patient for promised millions, highlighting past collaborations such as the controversial voting material deal.

Chivayo details his ongoing lucrative deals with Zimbabwe's police and immigration departments, advising against greed and stressing the importance of bringing in new business. He underscores his proximity to Mnangagwa, recounting moments of personal favor and urging his colleagues to capitalize on this connection for financial gain.

Previously estranged from Mnangagwa due to factional disputes within the ruling Zanu-PF party, Chivayo has reestablished ties through strategic donations and support. He brags about his increased wealth and encourages his associates to collaborate and share ideas to leverage their access to the President.

Despite his significant financial claims, Chivayo's source of wealth remains opaque, with his company, Intratek Zimbabwe, known primarily for its failure to complete a promised solar power project.

Source - newzimbabwe