Mnangagwa Fires 17 Top CIOs Over Mugabe And Mujuru’s Meeting

Yesterday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired 17 top State security operatives for failing to provide intelligence of the meeting between former President Robert Mugabe and opposition National People’s Party leader Joice Mujuru in Harare last week.

According to leaked Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) documents, the top government spies were served with dismissal letters dated 5 February and signed by new CIO director-general Isaac Moyo. Sources told NewsDay that only four of the 17 that were dismissed yesterday were above 55 years, meaning the rest were not yet due for retirement. Sources said that Defense Minister Retired General Constantino Chiwenga wants to dismiss 300 and replace them with military intelligence officers.

Among those fired were director of security Albert Miles Ngulube, Andrew Muzonzini (director external affairs), one Changata (assistant director security), Mugabe’s aide de camp Wonder Nyakurima (provincial intelligence officer – security), Gilbert Mudimu (Mashonaland East provincial intelligence officer [PIO]), one Chinyai (PIO for Mashonaland West), and one Rusere (division intelligence officer for Harare Central). Weeds Mazowe (PIO counter intelligence), Tadzingaira Tachivei (assistant director counter intelligence), Dzingai Nhira (district intelligence officer – counter intelligence) and Kizito Gweshe (deputy director counter intelligence) were also dismissed. The sources said Charles Hwekwete, a former soldier, was reportedly heading a committee appointed by the new CIO director-general to look into the capture of the CIO by Mugabe and the G40 faction.

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The Central Intelligence Organisation otherwise known as the CIO is an arm of the Zimbabwe security sector whose line of work is inherently classified. For a very long time the organisation and its operations have ignited public debate and fueled speculation. Read More About Central Intelligence Organisation

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

Robert Mugabe was a politician and the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from... Read More About Robert Mugabe

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3 comments on “Mnangagwa Fires 17 Top CIOs Over Mugabe And Mujuru’s Meeting

  1. I have never been a fan of the CIO after they killed my Father during the Gukurahundi times. But surely we need to follow the rule of law. Just firing employees willynilly is not in line with the rules of game. We thought the new regime is changing the ways of working from the brutal regime of the old order. A lepard never changes its spots thus really true. Surely the reason for firing here is rediculous. Very uggly and tanishes the name of the new regime or probably it reminds us there is no New Regime, its the old Order in disguise. Seem Proff is write!!!

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