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Lumumba plans to tell all this Sunday

by Staff reporter
02 Nov 2018 at 06:35hrs | Views
Controversial activist Acie Lumumba is threatening to spill more beans on Sunday, barely a week after his expose raffled feathers in the corridors of power.

The self-proclaimed corruption buster said he will on Sunday expose powerful people behind Queen Bee whom many suspect to be oil mogul Kuda Tagwirei of Sakunda Holdings.

A Communications Taskforce appointed by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube and headed by Lumumba, real name William Gerald Mutumanje, made shocking allegations last week, claiming "Queen Bee" - widely viewed as Tagwirei - was part of a syndicate fuelling the foreign currency black market by supplying street dealers with bond notes and corrupt allocations of foreign currency from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ).

He further said the character was so powerful that he even controlled some top government officials.

One of Zimbabwe's richest men, Tagwirei is accused of monopolising fuel infrastructure, and flaunting his wealth to influence government to make decisions in his favour.

He is reported to have amassed excessive influence over the three arms of the State, with critics claiming his actions — real or perceived — amounted to State capture.

Tagwirei has openly financed Command Agriculture ahead of the July 30 elections, a programme the opposition alleges was designed to pursue a narrow electoral agenda, specifically securing a Zanu-PF victory in the harmonised elections.

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