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Parliament blocks Mawere

by Mandla Ndlovu
04 Dec 2018 at 08:54hrs | Views
The clerk of parliament Kennedy Chokuda allegedly used the bureaucratic process of parliament to block South Africa based business tycoon Mutumwa Mawere from appearing before the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development.

In a communication seen by Bulawayo24, Mawere wanted to appear before the committee but Chokuda was evasive.

"I am the shareholder of a company called, Africa Resources Limited (ARL), the sole shareholder of SMM Holdings Limited (SMMH) that in turn was the sole shareholder of SMM Holdings Private Limited (SMM),  a company that was placed under reconstruction in terms of an order issued by the then Minister of Justice, Hon P. Chinamasa, on 6 September 2004." Mawere said.

"I wish to give evidence to the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development on Monday, 3 December 2018, on issues ranging from the Constitutionality, Process, and other issues relevant to the existence and operation of the Reconstruction of State-Indebted Insolvent Companies Act.

"Should this request be granted, I shall be accompanied by my Consultant who will assist on issues that may arise thereat."

Chokuda confirmed receipt of the email but did not do any action. When Mawere asked him on the update Chokuda said , "I directed the Committee Clerk to engage the Committee Chairperson and to advise you accordingly. Accept my apologies if that did not happen. Will follow up with them."

Mawere recently renewed his battle for the ownership of Shabanie Mashaba Mines which were taken away from him under a Reconstruction order in 2004.

Source - Byo24News