THE National Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Board (NIEEB) CEO Wilson Gwatiringa says there were no celebrations at the organisation prompted by the removal of Saviour Kasukuwere from the Indigenisation portfolio as reported last week.
President Robert Mugabe replaced Kasukuwere with Francis Nhema and workers said they celebrated the move.
But in a letter to the Zimbabwe Independent, Gwatiringa angrily claimed the article was unethical as NIEEB did not celebrate.
“It was not only unethical for your paper to publish such a story whose source is not known, but also malicious in the extreme,” he said.
“The correct position is that there was no tension or acrimony between NIEEB and Kasukuwere. The organisation and its employees worked very well with the minister and his team with no clashes or animosity as claimed in your story. It is therefore inconceivable how your paper ended up with such a blatantly false story as a news item.”
However, despite the denial, some employees insisted this week there was joy and relief at the news of Kasukuwere’s exit as workers resented his bossy management style.