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'Corrupt' ZANU PF MP blasted for protecting arrested council officials

by Simbarashe Sithole
18 Mar 2021 at 17:07hrs | Views
Mazowe District Coordinating Committee (DCC) on Tuesday held a meeting in  Mvurwi where Mazowe North legislator Campion Mugweni was booed by the crowd after trying to protect three council workers who were recently arrested by Zimbabwe AntiCorruption Commission.

Mugweni who is desperately looking for support after losing in the DCC elections was on the receiving end as some members accused him for not coming back to his electorate.

"We were not at peace with Mugweni after he tried to accuse council chairperson Shereni Mazhambe of filing charges against the three council officials at Mvurwi council who are facing corruption charges," explained a source who declined to be named.

"Mugweni said the trio was not supposed to be arrested as they supported the ruling party much to the booing of the party members."

Mazowe DCC secretary for information Kushinga Dutiro could neither confirm nor deny the case while promising to call back.

"I will call you back,l am in a meeting," Dutiro said.

Mugweni chose to ignore the questions sent to him by Bulawayo24.com.

He is not new to controversy last year he allegedly refused to settle a US$120 253 loan or farming inputs advanced to him by contracting company Tian Ze Tobacco (Pvt) Ltd.

Though Mugweni acknowledged the debt, he insisted on repaying in local currency, citing the monetary policy that existed at the time the transaction was made.

Mvurwi residents have blasted both Mugweni and the council officials for being corrupt.

"As Mvurwi community we are not happy with our MP who is supporting people who duped us hence he is also corrupt," Fidelis Tsoka said.

Source - Byo24News

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