Obscene salaries: War veterans breathe fire | The Herald

via Obscene salaries: War veterans breathe fire | The Herald February 1, 2014

Government must urgently act on bosses at State-linked enterprises before ordinary people take the law into their own hands by effecting citizen arrests on implicated officials, a war veterans’ leader has said.
Cde Jabulani Sibanda, who heads the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association yesterday said ordinary citizens might start to feel they must act on their own if legal remedies are not instituted to bring to book public officials who took home massive packages using taxpayers money.

Cde Sibanda also said Government must bring to book ministers under whose watch public officials awarded themselves such salaries at the expense of service delivery.
In an interview with The Herald after addressing journalists following the ZNLWVA first meeting of 2014, Cde Sibanda said corruption was now being facilitated at policy level.

“We have people who create policies that allow them to do wrong things. So we need laws and regulations that control the management of businesses that are linked to the State and also in the private sector.

“People are being paid these obscene salaries at a time that we are under sanctions and do not have a currency of our own . . .
“It’s difficult to prosecute these people because they are protected by policies that allow such criminality. If Government doesn’t have instruments to deal with such things, the people will effect citizen’s arrests, they will act.

“We don’t want things to go that far, because citizens, when they effect arrests, are not bound by the same things that bind the police when they make arrests.
“They execute judgment there and then and we don’t want things to go that far,” he said.

Earlier at the Press conference, Cde Sibanda described some of the salaries in the public sector as “counter-revolutionary”.
“We believe that going forward, Government should establish a commission of inquiry to safeguard against this policy corruption. They should be brought to an open court and charged with corruption.

“We want all the parastatals to be investigated and we also want to know why companies such as National Railways of Zimbabwe are getting down yet they are enjoying monopoly in the rail sector.”

Cde Sibanda said ministers who superintended over those enterprises should explain why they allowed such rot to set in.
“Ministers who run those institutions know it was wrong and in the case of (suspended ZBC chief executive officer Happison) Muchechetere, he is a war veteran and he knows that what he was doing was wrong.

‘‘They (ministers) should explain to the nation how such corrupt activities happened in their  presence.”



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    Sibanda is an idiot. All of a sudden he has changed. Watch this space……

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    Nyoni 9 years ago

    Let the true war vets say something . Oh I remember they dont exist .

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    How old are you Sibanda? No one has got clean hands in ZANU including yourself . Prosecute one , prosecute all .

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    John Thomas 9 years ago

    Breathing fire. What a joke!

    War veteran. Whose family did you burn in their own hut? How many lips did you cut off? How many times did you run away?

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    Senzachena 9 years ago

    The reason that parastatals are a disaster is because of incompetant management, corruption, theft, nepotisum etc etc. Need we go on. Many of course were put into this state by your so called war veterens, most of whom could not tie their shoe laces never mind run large commercial enterprises.. Trash

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    Sibanda and the WAR VETS are cowards who chop and change sides by the day depending on where their pay is coming from.

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    For long over due justice I will join you to carryout citizen arrest.Let the nation know when the exercise will start.This has gone too far it has to stop.

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    Mena Bona 9 years ago

    Someone in Harare, please check to see where this Sibanda lives. I would hazard a guess that his private home is worth at least a million US dollars. Also interesting to know how old he is.

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    Makonyonga Furudhom Hi Tingisi. 9 years ago

    Jabulani Sibanda, you are part of the problem so please give us all a break.

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    mambo 9 years ago

    Less chit chat Sibanda! Lead your membership of Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association and break open the very doors where corruption starts – 1 Chancellor Avenue, Harare

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    jobolinko 9 years ago

    Cheap talk

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    Nesbit majoni 9 years ago

    Jabulna Sibanda WHO ? A double faced gangster. Who do you think you are fooling. You are part of this scheme. Shut up

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    Dadirai 9 years ago

    Barking toothless dog!!!!

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    Fallenz 9 years ago

    Yeah, like a mobster complaining about a corrupt mafia boss…. trying to convince everyone he’s not a crook. Empty words… making him look like a court jester.

    So, Sibanda tell us about your war exploits. We’re interested in hearing the exciting contributions by a six year old to the “liberation”.

    Good question… what’s the source of Sibanda’s wealth..???

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    idi amin aidid 9 years ago

    jabu you want to call for civil strife? Ma C.I.O batai munhu.

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    Gwanyamwanya We Mahobo 9 years ago

    Jabulani, Jabulani, Jabulani for WHAT?

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    die groot wyt aap 9 years ago

    comrade Sibanda,

    you have sewn the wind, now reap the whirlwind

    sweet dreams comrades, sweet dreams

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    die groot wyt aapc as usual you read on this website and then you disappear and use that funny name you use to try to distract us. You will not benefit anything. You my friend are living in the past. IF SIBANDA IS YOUR FRIEND TALK TO HIM. We are not your comrades you Negative man.

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    Povo he is telling monkey jokes…You are right in getting upset..but who are we to tell him not to call himself THE GREAT REPROACH MONKEY….thats what his name means.

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    die groot wyt aap 9 years ago

    I don not believe that I should get into a spitting contest with a snake.

    I am called “the Great white ape” as a sign of respect, because I am a son of the karoo and the Owambolund, cousin to the Matabele, and a friend to the Shona. Because I have learned the traditional ways, graduated from university, and carried a rifle to protect our wildlife and all the people, I have always be welcome a the council fires of our tribal chiefs and elders.

    Even as a black man, it is an honour you will never know.

    Please remember that tonight while you scavenge for mopane worms and sadza, my dog will eat better than you. He will feast upon a catered beefsteak cooked to his liking, along with a jacket potato filled with butter and sour cream, garden salad with tomatoes, and fresh baked bread with more butter.

    You may not like me, but you will respect me because I will always speak the truth. I have tried to guide you, but you will not listen.

    Today I am laughing like a monkey.

    I am “die groot wyt aap” and I have spoken.

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    Firstly Sibanda, can you tell the nation how many girls did you rape during your campaigns in Masvingo, Mashonaland, Manicaland etc. Then hand yourself over to the nearest Police for prosecution. May you please volunteer and ask your other fellow criminals to follow suite. I understand you were on a revenge mission since you were boasting that you are now taking Gukurahundi to Mashonas. Its well known for your own info.

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    “die groot wyt aap U R AN A..HOLE

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    Pilgrim I would not worry the great white ape. The only thing I cannot work out is in what way he tried to guide anyone. Every time he comments it is with two sentences that don’t make much sense. These are the people you should ignore. His name says it all.