Mujuru blasts media over graft reports | The Herald

Mujuru blasts media over graft reports | The Herald

via Mujuru blasts media over graft reports | The Herald February 10, 2014

ACTING President Joice Mujuru has castigated the exposure of corrupt activities in parastatals and related companies in the media, saying this might be the work of detractors bent on destroying Government and stall its programmes.Over the past four weeks the media converged to expose graft in parastatals, state enterprises and quasi-Government institutions that has left the generality of people calling for a commission of enquiry into the operations of public enterprises that should be at the forefront of operationalising the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim Asset), the country’s five-year development programme.

Cde Mujuru, who was addressing the Zanu-PF Mashonaland West provincial women’s conference in Chinhoyi on Saturday, said the graft cases should not be discussed in the media.

“Nditeererei madzimai, chandiri kukuudzai ndochinhu chekupedzisira,” she said.  “Iyi nyaya yatiri kutaura iyi yehuori hwemaparastatals muchenjere kuti ndeimwe nzira yaunzwa nevanhu vari kuda kupwanya nyika ino iyi.

“Vari kuziva kuti chii chakabata nyika yeZimbabwe. They know what is done by our parastatals. They will go and talk to some of our people and do what is happening.
“Vanotaura kuti kana tabva kuZBC, toenda kuZESA, toenda kuZINWA. Regai kuzoti vanhu vacho havasi veZanu-PF, aiwa, zvinonzi kana usingagone kumukurira unomujoina, worova uchibva mukati make, saka mochenjera. Saka tiri kuti nyaya iri mumaoko mehofisi yaPresident.”

The Acting President said the corruption cases were not the business of newspapers, saying the way the cases were being exposed raised eyebrows.
“Nyaya idzi hadzitongwe  mumanewspaper,” she said. “Inyaya dzinonyatsogadzirwa magadzirirwo adzo, asi unozoona mamhanyisirwo adzinoitwa mumapaper wozvibvunza futi kuti haa saka vanotaura kuti inyaya dzekuda kupwanya hurumende nekupwanya musangano weZanu-PF zvechokwadi vari pamwe chete nevanhu vari kuita izvi,’’ she said

Cde Mujuru accused people of wasting their time on useless issues and accused some Zanu-PF members of fighting from within to destroy Government programmes.
“Saka madzimai zvirikutidyira nguva yedu hazvina basa,” she said. “Izvi zvekudyiwa kwemazimari, izvi zvatargeta maparastatals edu atiri kuchema kuti Zesa hatina maindustry, we want more Zesa iye zvino kunounzwa maproject.

“Regai nditi mabusiness ndanga ndajairawo semi, mabusiness ekuita masolar power, mahydro power unoona ichitora gore nemwedzi inoraudza ichingotaurwa, ichingotaurwa, nhai varume muri kumboziva here kuti pananamai vaneCaesar vari kufa magetsi adzima, muri kumboziva here kuti kune vana vari kufa vari pamaoxygen magetsi adzima nekushomeka kana maproject anobata vanhu pakupa mabasa, pakupa hupenyu. Handisi kuti tyorai mutemo.”

Cde Mujuru said timelines for projects should be shortened, but there were some who were deliberately delaying progress.
“You do exactly what is supposed to be done, but with limits, limited time,” she said. “Timelines ngadzishotenwe, asi mozongoona chete munhu achiti kana ndiri ndini ndiripo ndichatozoisunungura ndada. Ndozvimwe zvatinenge tichitsvaga kuoneswa kuti tiudzei kuoffice kwedu vanhu vakadaro vanogarira mapaper emabusiness plans arikufanira kufambisa Zim Asset.

“Tawanzirwa vanhu vapfekenyedza mukati medu, vakuchifighter from within kuti mabeautiful programmes akadai, mabusinesses akadai asabudirire. Imi masvinura, maudzwa kare maakuziva. Watch out for those saboteurs and report. Maita zvenyu,” she said.

The Acting President said corruption in the corporate and public sectors had no place in the country’s economic development trajectory encapsulated in Zim Asset.
“What we read in the newspapers about what is happening at PSMAS and other public enterprises is disturbing and should not be allowed,’ she said.
“Zim Asset is against that. Selfishness should go away.”

She said measures needed to be taken to deal with greed which morphed into a culture bleeding the economy. VP Mujuru said women had a key role to play in the implementation of Zim Asset which would see their lives improve.

She thanked the African Union for electing President Mugabe to be the first vice chairperson for the AU Bureauand for standing by Zimbabwe against the European Union decision to bar Zimbabwe from the EU-Africa Summit scheduled for Belgium in April.

President Mugabe has already ordered ministers to take full charge of state-linked forms falling under their portfolios and ensure culprits of corruption and corporate mis-governance are account for their pillaging.

In an interview with our sister paper The Sunday Mail at the weekend, Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo said President Mugabe told cabinet last week that there would be no sacred cows.

“Dismayed by the undeniable rot which is allegedly rampant among the 78 parastatals and State enterprises and the 92 local authorities in the country, and whose extent includes corruption of the tender and procurement processes as well as price distortions to the detriment of ordinary consumers, His Excellency the President, Cde RG Mugabe, on Tuesday directed all Cabinet ministers to take full responsibility of the affairs of their ministries and of the parastatals, State enterprises or local authorities under their supervision to ensure that the rot is brought to an end by holding those culpable to account and to protect public assets and funds.

“The President’s directive means that the buck must start with the honourable cabinet ministers, and that is as it should indeed be. In ridding our country of this culture of corruption, there must be no sacred cows, whatever the position of those involved,” he said.

Prof Moyo added that some State-linked companies were yet to fully disclose their “obscene and corrupt” salary structures as directed to Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda.

He also revealed that several of these companies did not have properly-constituted boards or were operating outside of their parameters in addition to not fulfilling their mandates.

COMMENTS

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    taona 4 years

    This is frightening. For the Vice president to say that corruption should not be discussed in the papers says it all. The chefs are really behind all this looting. Instead of encouraging papers to unearth cases of corruption, she says the cases are being handled by the President!!! What utter rubbish. 34 years under his watch and this is the result, destruction of the economy and yes she blames false detractors and of course, sanctions. She thinks Zimbabweans are so stupid and childish they can be told that right is left, east is west, north is south, day is night etc. and they will believe it.!! This lady is in for rude shock….

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      Nobody thinks that anymore they now know!!after 34 years everbody knows thats why zanupf are going to rule zimbabwe for the next 34 years.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Mulumba Kashau 4 years

    Please forgive her! Mai Mujuru is the first ignoramus politician (before Chinoz of course)Zimbabwe ever had at Independence! Vakapinda muCabinet nekuda kweBhazooka. Iwe unofunga kuna lecturer angakunyime degree iwe waVice President wenyika?

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    Edzai 4 years

    Mai Mujuru vakapusa. Munhu aba ngaasungwe full stop. Zvokuti zvirikuonekwa napresident its rubbish. These people were stealing in their parastatals there is no need of protecting them. Otherwise she was also a thief and wants to protect her loot.

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    Mjiba 4 years

    Haa haa, ko cde. Mhayi maakurasika papizve? Basa remedia nderekubudisa nhau vachiexposer zvose zvinoitwa muchihwande kunyanya kana zvichiaffecter nyika yedu zvakafanana necorruption. Munechokwadi here kuti munhu achitora over $230 000.00 per month vamwe vanhu vanocontributer Mari yacho vachifa nokushaya kurapwa kuma health centers Zimbabwe yose then vemedia voitawo Moyo munyoro kuti tizive chapedza mbudzi Imai moti aaah, tapera vanhuwe, tapindirwa nomuvengi aakuita fight us from within. Hezvoka Cheri iko kuzesa kwacho vemedia vacho vakatiira nyasha vakabudisawo vamwe vevarikuita huori hwacho vachidhirisa nyika patange tichishaya kuti sei magnets achishaikwa, Mari irikuendepi? Now that vemedia vatizivisa kuti panegororo rininzi Dennis Magaya ririkubangira $44 000.00 every month and mind you, this is only one so far out of …..?
    Zvino ndipo pamaakuti vemedia vabatana nemadetractors kutirwisa nokuti vatipa mhunduro why tirikushaya magnets. Zero ndizuro town clerk weHarare toziviswa zvedu nevemedia kuti arikuiita yokurakasha Mari nevamwe vake zvake ask dhorobha rose mvura ichishaikwa, koiwo Mariana asingasengwi. Sezvinotaura bumbiro romutemo osuspendwa zvino vanoremekedzwa ndovakumudzosera vachitoti ash anongotambira $13 000.00 chete. Iyo irikunzi CHETE yacho handiti kutongobira vanhu ikoko?

    Kana Ceo angaachizvambura $230 000.00 pamwedzi (tax free) Minister vouya voti $13000.00, zvinoreva kuti Chii? Minister varikuzvamburawo Marii??? Ko, ivo Vice President vanova sheff vaMinister. Kuzoti ivo vanoremekedzwa President vachoo????? No wonder why kubvira kunanaMasimirembwa zvakangonyararwa, zvinonzi mhoka huru haizvirumi handiti? Dzose dziya dzatakangonzwavo nemesis, dzokumaporisa idzi? Tongovharwa zvonzi sheff vasuspendwa/vadzingwa kana kutivatransfewa!!! Zvose zvakangorova semunhu akaenda kuwenera.

    Eeh, maakuonaka kuti zvaakukwidza manera kuuya kwamuri saka maakuti madetractors. Ingani dzamunongorovesa hombe kupfuura idzi dzose. Inga pamumire pakaoma, panopisa chokwadi. Ndimika Makati chamunongoda humboo badzi nhasi zvashateizva humboo zvahwave pamberi penyu.
    Ko zvatinongo tarisira multi mhai ndivo President vedu vamangwana waniko. Zvinozvozofamba here ipapa imi muchida kuviga mhosva mushashiko. It shows who you are. Musaputsa chirongo masvika mhai.

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    Kuakwa Katiyo 4 years

    How can the president act when he is part of the looting. How much allowance is he getting for each his too frequent trips? The govt officials (the Ca$hbets) who accompany him get thousands ($70,000 for ca$hbet) how about him and his family?

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    angry citizen 4 years

    I cant believe this! I thought VP Mujuru was the only reasonable person in zanu. Its clear to me that she is protecting her corrupt combrades who have bled the zim economy to death. The media MUST EXPOSE ALL THE CORRUPT CEOS WITHOUT FEAR. I have lost all the respect i had 4 mujuru.

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    mujibha 4 years

    Amai nyadzi dzinokunda rufu, ndanyara. Ko kana musina zvekutaura ko kuvhara ziromo renyu munei. Saka mugabe arikurwa hondo yekupedza huwori ega. Chigaro chamuinacho hachisi chekuti munhu anongobvotomoka asina kutanga afunga kuti mhedzisiro yemashoko ake yakamira sei. Ndangandichifunga kuti munokodzera kutungamira nyika, zvino matiratidza kuti hamukwanise kuburitsa zim mumatambudziko ehuwori. I think robie is right by saying no one in zanu pf is capable of being a president. Kana ipapa ndaedza kutarisa kuti zvamakataura kuchinhoyi zvinoratidza kuti zvirikubva kutungamiri wenyika ndazvishaya. Mashoko ekupedzisira hamukodzere kuva mutungamiri wenyika. Wamuri kunongedzera kuti arikuda kuparadza nyika ndiyani? Amai nyarai mhani. Zvitama

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    Fallenz 4 years

    And, exactly how many farms does she occupy? What is her net worth, and what is the source of her wealth? She is as big a crook as any… as corrupt as any… sickening.

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    chessplayer 4 years

    She is digging the Zanu PF grave without realising it. The People are not stupit.

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    Shamiswa 4 years

    Classic Zanu PF tactics: create an imaginary external enemy, and use state tools to create a smoke screen behind which they can plunder and loot resources without prying eyes watching. Absolutely absurd that they have managed to get away with those tactics for so long.

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    Mapingu 4 years

    Zvokwadi mai ava vatinoti Vice-president mugwere wenjere chaiye-iye. Haaaa, nhasi zvazobuda pachena.

    Heya mapepa nhau ndiwo atoshata ataura nyaya dzovovori dzakatipwanyira nyika nhai? Inga zvawoma.

    Zvino mbuya iyoyi iri kuvhumuka ichiti nyaya dzacho dziri muhofisi maPresident chakadeno chakadeno…. Handiti manje manje takahwa kuti President wacho anogara avete zvake vanhu vachibira nyika asingazvizivi kana kuzvivona (akadaro wani Didymus, wemhazha uya).

    Zvino handiti mapepa nhau acho ndiwo here akatoita ruzha gwekamutsa President wacho mune idzo dzaai fodora dzedanda. Saka agoshateiyi zvee pakumutsa President anogara avete zvake muState asingazivi zvikuitwa nama subordinates ake?

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    moyo 4 years

    ITS SHAME, SHAME, SHAME, THIS WOMAN WAS TIPPED TO BE THE NEXT LEADER!!!!. IDZI NDONYAYA DZINOTAURWA NE MAJOKI KKKKKK. ITS GOOD SHE HAS EXPOSED HERSELF. ITS EITHER YOU ARE CORRUPT OR NOT CORRUPT. KANA RAPE DZEVANA VARIKUTI NGADZISABUDISWA MUMAPEPA. KKKKKK NDIMAI IVAVO SHAME ON YOU. SHE IS USELESS.