Zanu PF Conmen Conned: Matsotsi Haangerani – Rimwe Rinorumwa Chete!
January 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
“ZANU PF has launched an investigation into alleged diamond fraud involving five of its officials, who have exposed the party’s control of the Chiadzwa diamond fields,” S W Radio Africa reported.
“The case involves more than US$750, 000 that the five party members allegedly managed to convince companies mining at Chiadzwa to hand over for ZANU PF activities. The money was then reportedly used in part to fund their personal lives.”
The report shows there is a torrent of dirty money flowing through State House and Zanu PF Offices. There stakes are simply too high for the tyrant and his cronies to allow free and fair elections and see all this dirty money dry up!
What had the five Zanu PF Officials done to get US$ 750 000 from these two companies other than flash their party cards? Nothing! The companies were dolling out all this money because they were granted very generous rights mining rights by the party knowing fully well there will be bribes to be paid. The five were there to collect the bribes.
These companies are racking in billions of dollars the sums the five asked for is chicken feed. Indeed the two companies knew straight away the five officials wanted the money for personal use and not for Zanu PF party’s use. The companies also knew there will be hundreds other party officials knocked at their door making similar demands that was why these companies paid the five the chicken feed but made sure Zanu PF big wigs got to know about this.
Zanu PF big wigs are furious with the five because they know these companies would not have dared to make anything less than US$ 1 billion donation. After this debacle the party will be embarrassed to make fresh demands.
As we say in Shona; “Matsotsi haangerai – rimwe ritorumwa chete!” Two crooks cannot shave each other – one will always cut the other or worse with a slit throat! It is interesting to note that many times it is Zanu PF officials have had to nurse cut faces.
Remember the story of Grace Mugabe paying US$ 1 million for new Lorries only to receive Chairman Mao Long Match relics! She was furious and had the drivers who delivered the Lorries from SA detained but in the end had to release them. She is not a registered dealer; the whole deal stunk of corruption. And in the end she was conned!
Then there is the story of the multimillion dollar house the Mugabes bought in the Far East. They did not want the property bought in their name for obvious reasons; when they tried to do so latter, the agent insisted HE was the owner!
The truth is whatever millions or billions Mugabe and Zanu PF make out of all this corrupt wheelie dealings – a very significant amount of which they are cheated of, as we can see – the crooks they are dealing with make 1000s or 100 000s times more than them! These crooks push up their markup 1000 times because they know the regime is desperate for money and no honest companies would want to do business in such mudded waters.
The biggest loser in all this corruption and intrigue are the ordinary citizens. Withou the corruption the wealth generated from honest business activities would be to pay for a decent education and health service for all and to buy food for the 1.6 million now totally dependent on UN Aid!
Instead the torrent of dirty money flowing through Chibuku House is being used to finance world class football player lifestyles for the ruling elite and to finance Zanu PF’s campaign of intimidation, beatings, rape and murder to retain power at all cost. Zimbabwe’s diamond wealth, rich lands, etc. should be a blessing to the nation but now, thanks to this corrupt and repressive Zanu PF dictatorship, these riches are but a curse!
“It is no wonder many of you end up incarcerated in prison for disgorging nonsense and you then say your human rights have trembled upon,” you say! Chimbwido these Zimbabweans are in prison and many have died terrible deaths under this Mugabe regime because they dared speak the truth!
The real tragedy is Mugabe and Zanu PF would not be tormenting this nation for much longer if Tsvangirai and MDC had implemented the democratic changes they promised in 2008 and were agreed in the GPA. The reforms were the only guarantee of free and fair elections. Still Mugabe and Zanu PF should not celebrate yet that they will use the dirty money to secure election victory – there is the referendum still to go through. A NO vote will force the implementation of the reforms and thus scupper the dictatorship’s hope of yet another bloody election process!
The battle now is about exposing Tsvangirai and MDC’s lies about the elections being free and fair and how voting NO in the referendum will save life and limb and, more significantly, end the grim choice of a tyrannical regime, dysfunctional coalition or a mediocre government! That is a fight worth fighting and I do not intent to lose!