Obert Mpofu has been accused of neglecting an Arda farm he runs and abusing a solitary 94-year old employee at the farm. The 90-year-old man, who is of foreign descent, is said to be taking care of the farm.
Parliamentarian James Maridadi disclosed the situation at the farm during a debate on Parliament’s public accounts committee (PAC) report on Arda last week:
Mpofu is one of the individuals in ownership of one of Arda’s estates, and we went to visit the estate as a committee. I tell you if we were to show you the pictures of that estate, every one of you will be angry.
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The person who was said to be taking care of the estate is an old man around the age of 90 years [and] of foreign descent, and he told MPs that he was a security guard at the farm.
I will not even be surprised if one day that old man is found dead, and what Mpofu is doing to him is gross violation of human rights — and for it to be done by a minister in government is immoral, inhumane and despicable
The old man cried and said he had not been paid for months
It is sad that Mpofu is a man of means, but the house where the guard lives is fit for a dog, the blankets were not washed and there was a strong stench coming from the house.
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Obert Moses Mpofu is a Zimbabwean politician with various business interests in mining, security and transport. He is the former Minister of Home Affairs. In December 2017 he was appointed as the Zanu-PF Secretary for administration. In February 2018 Mpofu was called before parliament to... Read More About Obert Mpofu
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