Kasukuwere accused of hypocrisy for suspending councillors on mere allegations despite facing several allegations himself

Tafara-Mabvuku legislator James Maridadi has accused Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere of hypocrisy for suspending Chitungwiza town councillors despite the fact that all he has are allegations.  Maridadi said that Kasukuwere was acting as the “judge, the jury and the executioner.” He also reminded Kasukuwere that he is facing several allegations himself, yet he has not been suspended. Kasukuwere is facing allegations of engaging in illegal land deals in Pomona as well as plotting to topple President Mugabe.

Said Maridadi in Parliament:

There are certain allegations that you took land in Pomona and you said $5 million should be paid to (Philip) Chiyangwa so that you would sort out his issue on land but you were not suspended as a Minister.

You remained as Minister because the President knows the law that you cannot be chased away because of allegations but you are suspending people for selling a few stands whilst you are alleged to have stolen the whole of Pomona.

Kasukuwere responded by dismissing Maridadi as radio disc jockey who still thought he was addressing kids. Said Kasukuwere:

I know your background my dear brother; you used to play with kids on radio station.

I am sure you think you are still playing with kids. It is a different circumstance now.

More: New Zimbabwe


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James Maridadi is a Zimbabwean politician who served under the MDC-T party. He was elected into parliament in July 2013 to represent Mabvuku Tafara Constituency. He is a former radio disc jockey and was regarded as one of the best in his day. He is... Read More About James Maridadi

Chitungwiza is a dormitory town found some 30 km, from Harare. The town is known for producing some of the finest musicians such as Alick Macheso and Mechanic Manyeruke. The latest popuation survey(2012) revealed that the city has In 2013 it made international headlines after... Read More About Chitungwiza

Saviour Kasukuwere is a politician, businessman and farmer. He is the former Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and National Housing and former Zanu- PF national political commissar. He was expelled from Parliament as the (Mount Darwin South) legislator in November 2017 following the military... Read More About Saviour Kasukuwere

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