Mnangagwa ordered Potraz to divert $1 million from Universal Services Fund to bailout Chiyangwa

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly diverted $1 million from the Universal Services Fund (USF) to bailout the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA).

Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz) and Government sources who spoke to NewsDay said that Philip Chiyangwa approached Minister of Sport Makhosini Hlongwane seeking funds for the senior soccer team’s travel to Gabon. Hlongwane then approached Mnangagwa who then ordered Potraz to pay Zifa $1 million. A source said that the money which is meant for telecommunications infrastructure development and establishment, was written off by Potraz.


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When contacted for comment Information Communication Technology minister Supa Mandiwanzira confirmed that Potraz diverted USF to bailout Zifa and said that it was “normal” for parastatals to help other State agencies and the assistance was treated as a loan, which should be repaid.

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The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe POTRAZ) is the regulatory authority of Zimbabwe's telecommunications sector and was established in terms of the country's Postal and Telecommunications Act Chapter 12:05. POTRAZ was established in February 2001 Read More About POTRAZ

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. On the 3rd of August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8% ,hence he was duly elected to be the president... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) is the football governing body responsible for organizing all football competitions. Read More About Zimbabwe Football Association

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