Chidakwa suspended for plotting against ED

Chidakwa suspended for plotting against ED

Chidakwa suspended for plotting against ED

Source: Chidakwa suspended for plotting against ED | Daily News

HARARE – Former Mines and Mining Development minister Walter Chidakwa has been suspended from Zanu PF for allegedly plotting the ouster of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, marking the beginning of his end in the ruling party.

“You are hereby served with a Prohibition Order for 14 days, you should cease forthwith carrying out any party activities,” the chairperson of the Zanu PF Mashonaland West disciplinary committee Keith Guzah said in a March 12 letter to Chidakwa, who was unreachable for comment yesterday.

The Daily News understands he will be hauled before a disciplinary tribunal to answer charges of plotting against Mnangagwa, being “heavily corrupt to the core at party and government level, seeking bribes at every transaction level.”

He also faces charges of “abuse of office at party level, aiding and abetting criminal elements around the ex-president (Robert Mugabe), with a view to tarnish the image of His Excellency Cde ED Mnangagwa.”

Guzah said “other ancillary charges will be availed to you in the hearing.”

Chidakwa, appointed Mines minister in 2013, is the Zvimba South Member of the National Assembly.

He is Mugabe’s nephew and a close confidante of former first lady Grace Mugabe.

One of the biggest losers in the fight for the leadership of the Zanu PF, Chidakwa has also been arrested and charged with corruption. He is out on bail.

Many Zimbabweans have cheered the corruption purge as an attack on the theft of State funds by the rich and Mnangagwa said those arrested had been “milking” the country for years, promising zero tolerance in his government’s push to punish corruption.

Mnangagwa said in his inaugural State of the nation address that “corruption remains the major source of some of the problems we face as a country and its retarding impact on national development can not be overemphasised.”

Critics have, however, said there has been a factional capture of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission by Mnangagwa’s Team Lacoste Zanu PF faction to settle political scores, amid accusations politics has overthrown the law, with the arrests seen as political fights camouflaged as a crackdown on corruption.



  • comment-avatar
    Ken Sharpe 3 months

    This is Ken Sharpe. Chairman of Augur and West Properties in Harare. My companies have concluded a number of important national projects under the guidance and leadership of minister Chombo including the airport road in Harare officially commissioned by the President Mugabe.
    The attacks on the democratically elected president Mugabe by an illicit Mnangawa cabal is a malicious and well calculated attack on our democracy!!
    Mnangagwa and his regime came to power as a result of a military coup, which is illegal and should be rejected by all Zimbabweans.
    Mnangawa personally has the blood of matabele people on his hands. Have you forgotten this?
    We need to repent for our sinful ways and pray to restore president Mugabe to his rightful place as a president of Zimbabwe and hold a free and fair elections!!!

    Ken Sharpe
    Augur Investments

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      Ndonga 3 months

      What a sad story you tell Mr Ken Sharpe. It takes great strength and determination on my part to hold back my tears.

      So Mr Ken Sharpe things were really good for you, and your company, under Mr. Mugabe’s rule?

      No doubt then it was a very sad day for you, and your company, when he was removed from power.

      I am then really sorry for the sad loss of a sponsor that you, and your company, suffered.

      But there again there were very few other ordinary people that prospered like you, and your company, did under Mr. Mugabe.

      But I can think of millions of hard working and honest Zimbabweans that lost all of their hard earned savings and pensions under what you call the “guidance and leadership” of that crazy thieving goat Ignatious Chombo, and his even crazier boss, Robert Mugabe.

      And a final thought on your suggestion that Mugabe should be allowed to return as our leader and hold free a fair elections…don’t you think that he had plenty of opportunities to do exactly that in his many years as our President…and failed completely every time.