Mugabe’s office abets corruption

…blocks parliament from investigating in-law’s deal

THE Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) has blocked the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment from investigating Sakunda Energy on the controversial Dema Diesel Power Plant, it has emerged.

By Elias Mambo

President R.G.Mugabe

President R.G.Mugabe

This comes amid growing concerns President Robert Mugabe’s office could have corruptly helped Sukunda to secure the stinking deal. APR Energy Holdings initially won the tender, but was side-lined in favour of Sakunda.

As exposed by the Zimbabwe Independent, Sakunda, owned by Zanu PF benefactor Kuda Tagwirei, partnered Mugabe’s in-law Derrick Chikore, brother to Simba who is married to the president’s daughter Bona, in the dodgy and costly deal without going to tender.

Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC), which commissioned the project, could have saved approximately USD$200 million over three years had it explored other alternatives such as the use of liquid petroleum gas instead of diesel powered generators at the 200MW Dema Diesel Power Plant.

The contract, which is likely to run for three years, was initially set at US$194 million a year, but has been reduced to US$83 million following pressure from the media and Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) officials.

Sources this week said the chairperson of the parliamentary portfolio committee on Youth,
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4 thoughts on “Mugabe’s office abets corruption”

  1. Mukanya says:

    God help us please!!! Surely Zimbabweans don’t deserve all this.

  2. Edward Manning says:

    We are only reaping what we sow. Until we get rid of ZANU PF we can expect more of this in the near future.

    1. Zvichapera says:

      You can say that again Edward Manning. This is what we deserve to have a 92 years old great grandfather as a president. It would have been a miracle if it was the opposite. Surely the endgame has begun. We will see who will blink first. They started it and I am sure they are also prepared for it. Let us go.

  3. Azog says:

    …asi dhiri ra mboko maka bloka ingawani shefu…

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