Nikuv moves data files to KGVI

via Nikuv moves data files to KGVI – The Zimbabwe Independent June 27, 2014 by Elias Mambo

SHADOWY Israeli security company, Nikuv International Projects Ltd, which was accused of manipulating the disputed July 31 general elections last year in favour of President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party, has moved data files from its old Makombe Building offices to new premises at the army headquarters at KGVI, the Zimbabwe Independent can reveal.

Sources in the Home Affairs ministry told the Independent that Nikuv officials were last week busy packing thousands of files into a container.

“What shocked everyone here is that these guys were doing the job themselves. No caretaker was allowed to help carry the files and we hear they are going to destroy them,” said sources who work in the registry department.

Nikuv’s Zimbabwe representative Ron Asher could neither confirm nor deny his company is relocating to KGVI.

“My friend, I do not talk to the press concerning our business issues. Bye-bye, thank you,” Asher said.

The container, which Nikuv officials used to ferry the files, has since been taken to KGVI.

Following Nikuv’s controversial role in the run-up to elections where it was paid at least US$10 million by Registrar-General (RG) Tobaiwa Mudede’s office in mysterious deposits between February and the day before the July 31 poll, sources in the RG’s Office told this paper Nikuv was rewarded for its role in the disputed elections through a fresh contract for the production of passports.

Nikuv, which produces biometric passports for Zimbabweans, recently got a new contract to take over the printing of passport booklets which was being done by Fidelity Printers.

The Nikuv website publicises a sample of a new Zimbabwean passport as well as a sample plastic ID as it finally opens up to the public the role it is playing in the Home Affairs ministry and entrenches its presence in Zimbabwe.

“The Israeli company is now operating from the new offices where it is now printing the whole passport instead of the security features as in the past,” said a highly-placed government official.


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    I say to all Zimbabweans,do not learn these news with despair.Of course the elephant is now in the room,right in our sanctum.But strategy is better than strenghth.As long as we know what we are up against and what to expect from the enemy da better.There is a saying that says act like you enemy,think like him until the last minute you pull the trigger.To The Zim Independent and Elias Mlambo,keep them open guys not glazed.We know the dangers in the frontlines there but your names will be recorded along with those that responded when Zimbabwe was calling from her knees.Remember,there is no appetite that needs to be satiated more quickly than a hunger for information.

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    Chaka 9 years ago

    Well done Independent, keep it up

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    Wilbert Mukori 9 years ago

    The rats are deserting the sinking ship!

    It would be better for Ron Asher and his fellow Nikuv friends if they had never been born. What they must know now is we will flash them out wherever they try to hide! Zimbabwe has learned a new word, nikuv, that must be written in the minds of every man, woman and child for generations to come. The nation’s pride will now depend on the nation seeking justice for this national insult; no one should ever be allowed to come in our own country, commit treason and be paid handsomely for it and expect to get away with that!

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    mucha 9 years ago

    Elias Mambo, you are misrepresenting facts here. Registrar General Offices are not at Army HQ Barracks. The fact is that both Registrar General Office and Army HQ Barracks are co-located in the (King George VI) KGVI area. The two institutions are not related in any way. Army officers who need passports or ID cards from the Registrar General Office also queue like anybody else.

    Next time, verify your facts before printing. Don’t lie to the readers and create unnecessary panic among the public.

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    Chaka 9 years ago

    Well said Willbert. As for Mucha I would like to make you aware that we suffering Zimbos have learnt the hard way. We know exactly what the plan of this Nikuv is all about. Thanks to the Independent. One will be able to run but not hide. Why did Nikuv do all the moving by themselves? Don,t you notice Mucha that they did not want to be seen? Why did they refuse to speak to the media. Even the worst fool would smell a rat except Mucha

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    The Lord is going to expose everything. Nothing is hidden to His eyes. nothing. Judgment is coming