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Kasukuwere in deep trouble for 'fooling' Mugabe

by Mary Charamba
26 Oct 2016 at 06:10hrs | Views
Local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere is in deep trouble after parliament said he mislead President Robert Mugabe by presented a dummy $1,5m cheque to the Zimunya Marange CSOT.

Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment chaired by Gokwe Nembudziya MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena wants the Zimbabwe Republic Police, Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission and the Auditor-General to investigate Kasukuwere.

Below is part of the submissions presented in parliament on Tuesday.

"With the findings of this inquiry revealing clear deception bordering on criminal abuse of office, the committee calls upon the Zimbabwe Republic Police, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission, the Auditor-General and all relevant authorities to institute formal proceedings within 14 days (from the day of adoption of this report) to investigate the conduct of Kasukuwere, officials from the Ministry of Youth, National Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Board as well as the diamond mining companies in relation to the Marange Zimunya CSOT.

"The committee further recommends that the President, HE Cde R.G. Mugabe establishes a commission of inquiry led by a judge or any other suitable candidate to investigate the intricate web of deceit, corruption and fraud related to the establishment and implementation of the trust.

"Further, that particular attention must be paid to a likely covert strategy meant to discredit and malign the Office of the President.

"The committee is persuaded to conclude that the diamond mining companies never at any point pledged the $10 million apiece and the nation was misled by Hon Minister Kasukuwere.

"There remains neither a clear paper trail nor recorded minutes between officials from the diamond mining companies and the Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment,".

Source - Byo24News