Stop frustrating investors: VP Mujuru | The Herald

via Stop frustrating investors: VP Mujuru | The Herald May 5, 2014 by Freeman Razemba

Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday slammed senior Government officials whom she accused of frustrating foreign investors that refused to pay bribes as they sought documents to operate businesses. Officially opening the Zanu-PF Harare provincial women’s league conference, VP Mujuru also took a swipe at corrupt Ministry of Lands and Rural Resettlement officials who demanded kickbacks from aspiring farmers.

The Registrar-General’s office was not spared as the officials were blasted for demanding bribes to process passports and other documents for residents.
“President (Mugabe) makavanzwa musi weIndependence. Makavanzwa svondo rakapera vachitaura kuti huyai (investors). Varikutaura nyaya ye indigenisation.

“Vanoda kuuya kuzoita mabasa muno, kuzoita mabusiness muno huyai tinotaura nemi, asi zvakudawo zvakare good attitudes . . . mafungiro, maitiro evanofanira kunge ndivo vanogamuchira vanouya kuzoda kutanga mabasa muno.

“Anotenderedzwa murume mukuru ogotenderedzwa, nyambira zvirikudiwa ipapo chioko muhomwe. Ini handina kumbonzwa muZimbabwean akadaro — kana tichidaro tiri kuzvidzikisa kusvika pakadii?,” she asked.

VP Mujuru said most of the investors would end up going back to their countries or investing in other countries after being frustrated by some corrupt officials.
President Mugabe has warned on several platforms that he did not tolerate people who frustrated investors.

There have been reports that at least 240 land-hungry people — some of them based in the Diaspora — lost huge sums of money to a syndicate involving former Zanu-PF councillor for Mayo in Makoni District, Cde James Munetsi, who promised to assist them acquire farms and plots.

Sources say the Makoni District case was a tip of the iceberg as indications were that thousands of aspiring farmers could have fallen victim to syndicates involving Ministry of Lands and Rural Resettlement officials and politicians.

A local church, Faith in God Ministries (FIG), also fell victim to the alleged scam as it emerged that more than 200 of its members — including Pastor William Freza and his family — paid Cde Munetsi to get land.

Vice President Mujuru said she had evidence of some of the cases and said this must stop forthwith.
“Ndakanzwa imwe zvakare. Ministry of Lands ndokune huori ikoko.
“Kune huori nditori ne evidence.

“Minister (of Lands and Rural Resettlement Dr Douglas Mombeshora) atemwa nemusoro adzungaira mwana wevanhu,” she said.
She said there was need for Zimbabweans to change their behaviour and attitudes for the development of the country and for the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation to work.

VP Mujuru expressed concern over some members within the party and youths who were chasing away those that want to either join or rejoin the party from MDC.
“Vasikana ini ndanetswa nezhowezhowe neconfusion iri kuMDC.

“Varikutoti nhai VP touya sei kumusangano nokuti kwavo kune confusion,” she said.
VP Mujuru encouraged women’s league to come up with ideas to start small businesses.
“Are you aware of the Zim Asset programme and how important it is to you? The issue of Zim Asset should get into your homes,” she said.

Zanu-PF Women’s League secretary, Cde Oppah Muchinguri, applauded the Harare province for organising the conference. She urged the women’s league to continue mobilising more women to join the party.

Cde Muchinguri said there was need for women to take up leadership positions. Zanu-PF Women’s league national political commissar, Cde Olivia Muchena, also addressed the women on party ideology, mass mobilization and discipline.

Minister of State for Harare Miriam Chikukwa said the party would soon engage specialists to educate women on Zim Asset.

 

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23 comments on “Stop frustrating investors: VP Mujuru | The Herald
  1. Roving Ambassador says:

    Yyyaaaawwwwwnnnnnnn ???????!!!!!!!!!……..

  2. Kitsi-yatota says:

    look who is speaking, what does 100% indigenisation calls for? taking land and companies belonging to whites is never frustrating investors? rigging election making zimbabwe a pariah state cant frustrate investors. insecurity for non-zanu pf supporters, maiming, killing them and bringing down their houses assures investors peace and security. why do you grandstand joice? leave that to moyo

  3. Mlimo says:

    Anything to do with any zanupf is suspect and investors are wiser than Mujuru and zanupf and should stay away until the govt changes

  4. Fallenz says:

    So, Ms VP…. let’s see what you’re worth, and what’s been the source of your assets..?

    All those lost investments went somewhere… so, the only legitimate reaction is to trace the money. But, what do we get………….

  5. Chaka says:

    While I dont get all Shona words by Mujuru, she is in a better position to sort this mess. She shd be telling the nation what she is doing abt it. We are tired of leap service n she shd be aware of this

  6. Davidzo says:

    Is it the same Joice who recently castigated the media for reporting corruprion? Mai ava dzinenge dzakaruza!!!

  7. mutakura says:

    A very annoying speech. Kungo wawata chaitwa tsvo. I think mrs mujuru has a very low opinion of the people of zimbabwe. She thinks we are stupid. She is expressing alarm at the rampart corruption in zim. The question every normal person is asking is: as the number two most powerful person on land, what is it that she is doing about this corruption? She is not even ashamed to innocently talk like a five year old little girl that she has evidence about this corruption but is doing nothing about it. Mrs mujuru, are you telling the country that you have failed to stop this crime? Are you afraid of the perpetrators of this crime?

  8. Tjingababili says:

    WHERE DOES THE BUCK STOP, JOICE! YOU AND ROBERT!

  9. LUCY says:

    Such a wishy-washy article. Joyce says the most noncensical contradictory twaddle.

  10. ike says:

    Corruption is rampant Joyce. Everyone has evidence, what is needed is action to be taken. Tired of hypocrites!!!

  11. NBS says:

    VP Mujuru also needs to understand that investors are not only foreign. When is ZOPF going to wake up and start protecting ‘local’ investors. What about your own Zimbabwean investors,; black, white and in between who are investing in their own country?????? Wake up please!

  12. nyoni says:

    The Hippo has spoken. I REST MY CASE.

  13. Jrr56 says:

    Shows what a useless bunch of leaders Mugabe has with him in power. Mujuru speaks to the populace like they were kindergarten pupils that have no idea of what is going on. She has proof of corruption?? Do some thing. She says Zimbabweans are idle with no work ethic, then ask why, why did this happen. Corruption started at the top, so look to the top where all the scandals have been. Mujuru speaks like Bingu, the former president of Malawi who almost did to Malawi in 6 years that Mugabe et al took 30 years to accomplish.

  14. JOHNSON says:

    LIES LIES. WHEN DID THE LEOPARD CHANGE ITS DIET. KIKIKIKI. IS THIS POLICY OR PANIC. THERE SHOULD BE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POLICY AND CRUDE INSINCERE TACTICS.IF YOU A SERIOUS CHANGE THE POLICY TO REFLECT UTTERANCES AND REINTRODUCE THE RULE OF LAW. YOUR PAST HAUNTS YOU JUST AS THE CREDITORS YOU OWE DONT TRUST YOU. AS PER YOUR ROGUE CHARACTER AS A PARTY NOBODY TRUSTS WHAT YOU SAT AT ALL…NOT WITH THEIR MONEY!!!!!!! EXCEPT IF THEY NEED EXPENSIVE EXPERIMENTS!!!

  15. JOHNSON says:

    A CHARADE OF DESPERATION. THE LOOT IS DWINDLING!! LOOKING FOR NEW HUNTING GROUNDS!

  16. I am not the one! says:

    ..”President Mugabe has warned on several platforms that he did not tolerate people who frustrated investors.”…gotta pay lip service and I bet the “officials” are shaking in their boots

  17. mascara says:

    Lies, lies and more damn lies from Amai.So much hot air…and talk about confusion in the M.D.C.will not exonerate the govt from it’s own monumental confusion in regard to the day to day running of the economy.And she is complaining of the frustration of donors by her subordinates and does not see confusion there..!!?As it is, Zanu’s confusion in government is costing us our future and we have been reduced to a mere market economy because VaJoice and company have crafted toxic policies that have poisoned the manufacturng sector.Only thieves will think of rejoining that party.

  18. mascara says:

    Only CONFUSED thieves will think of rejoining that party…

  19. msizeni silwelani says:

    Everyone knows and has proof towards corruption. The question remains what action is the government taking? The lands and passport officials are involved in 100 dollar scams not 165 million dollars deal. So avoid stooping this low vp and be engaged where it matters most.

  20. Mukanya says:

    Indigenize, Bribe,Loot,Extort + ZimCORRUPTION = Foreign Investment.

  21. John Thomas says:

    The best thing Joyce can do to encourage investment is resign and her comrades along with her

  22. protestor says:

    Due to corruption an investment needs about $10 billion the actual amount is $20 billion $10 billion for the economy and $10 billion for ZPF

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