It’s also public knowledge that the Gwanda powerÂ project is yet to take off. There is no evidence of public works havingÂ commenced on the project to date.TheÂ majority of Zimbabweans areÂ incensed by the crude andÂ Â ostentatious manner in which oneÂ Chivhayo has been splashing ill-gottenÂ tender money including spoiling GraceÂ Mugabe and herÂ family with gifts and free restaurant meals in upmarket restaurants inÂ Dubai. Simply because oneÂ Chivhayo has “donated” some of his dirty money to bankrollÂ the ZimbabweÂ national team,the Warriors,as well as purchasing air tickets for a few stranded Zimbabwean ladies inÂ Kuwait , he is now the new national superman. And even his dirty past has been sanitized as money changes hands in high office towers. How cheap!
The MDC is deeply appalled by the fact that theÂ solar tender to one Chivayo’s company,Â Intratek, was not awarded based on proper tender procedures. Even the Energy Minister,SameulÂ Undenge, has since publiclyÂ admittedÂ that the award of this tender was dodgy and also that the advance payment of $5 million to IntratekÂ was downright criminal and clearly improper.Surprisingly,however,
Through some opaque and corrupt so-calledÂ indigenization process,Â a little known ex-convict by the nameÂ Wicknell Chivhayo won the tender under very suspiciousÂ Â circumstances. There is also overwhelming evidence pointing to the fact that Chivayo is nothing but a front forÂ some highly placed and extremely corrupt Zanu PF regime functionaries and apologists.Chivayo is nothing but a runner for well-connected local and international criminals and wheeler dealers.
Only recently,PresidentÂ Robert Mugabe publicly disclosed that at least $15Â billion worth of diamonds from Marange/Chiadzwa diamond fieldsÂ Â was unaccounted for. It would appear that corruption is part and parcel of the Zanu PF regime’s DNA.Once again,the MDC would like to call for the immediate resignation of Robert Mugabe and his Â Cabinet.
As for Energy Minister Samuel Undenge,he is the alpha and omega of corruption within the country’s energy sector.Only recently,he was in the news for awarding a so-called public relations contract to a dodgy and briefcase company fronted by one Psychology Maziwisa and Oscar Pambuka.Samuel Undenge is not a fit and proper person to remain as a Cabinet Minister.He is essentially a common law criminal masquerading as a government official.What a shame!
The MDC calls upon the country’s law enforcement agencies to immediately launch criminal investigations against Samuel Undenge,Wicknell Chivayo,Pyschology Maziwisa,Oscar Pambuka and all other persons who are either directly and/or indirectly connected with the corrupt shenanigans that have been taking place at the Energy Ministry.