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Obert Mpofu must be investigated - PDP

by PDP
21 Mar 2017 at 10:04hrs | Views
The People's Democratic Party urges the Anti-Corruption Commission to open an investigation against Obert Mpofu and many other ZANUPF cronies.

A recent court story which exposed Mpofu's wealth vast wealth which in our view was in one way or the other acquired using unscrupulous means.

As we have always mentioned Mpofu was at the centre of the looting of the Marange diamonds, Mugabe later admitted that US15 Billion dollars had been stolen, shockingly no investigation has been opened. Knowing the paltry salary that a Minister is entitled to, Mpofu could not have properly accumulated such kind of wealth through investment.

On the record as put in the press he owns Trebo and Khays, Maminza Transport, and Khanondo Safari and Tours.

The closure of Mpofu's businesses en masse including Minus restaurant, Matetsi Meats butchery, KST Bypass fuel service station (all leased from Hwange Colliery Company), KoMpofu sports bar and KoMpofu butchery is a clear indicator that he is no proper business.

It is therefore clear that there was some corrupt activities that Mpofu was engaged using his powers as a Minister of Mines or even when he became Ministry of Transport with ZINARA funds at his disposal.

At some point Mpofu in the middle of the night went to fetch diamonds delivered by the Deputy Sherriff for safe keeping at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

With this kind of conduct it is not surprising that Mpofu owns over 50 Properties,so many companies he even owns a big fraction of Victoria Falls.

As we mention in the Holistic Program for Economic Transformation (HOPE), there is need to weed out corruption for the nation to progress.

We state the need to strengthen all the institutions of the state meant to deal with issues of corruption including the Anti-Corruption Commission, The Prosecutor General's Office, Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Judiciary.

ZACC must also be independent as outlined by the principles set out in Chapter 12 of the constitution, at the present moment there is clear meddling of its operations by factions of ZANUPF including appointment of known ZANUPF characters like Goodison Nguni as Commissioners.

Our party contents that all public office bearers including Ministers and senior civil servants must go through a public asset declaration exercise followed by annual lifestyle audits.

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Source - PDP