The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has said that contempt of Parliament charges may be preferred against either former police commissioner Augustine Chihuri or Home Affairs secretary Melusi Matshiya. The two gave statements which seem contradictory when questioned about the ZRP owned mine Gye Nyame by the Portfolio Committee. Speaking to NewsDay, committee chairperson Temba Mliswa said,
The written submissions by Chihuri pointed to the fact that the Home Affairs secretary was briefed about the concessions, and there is, therefore, a possibility of misleading Parliament by either of the parties. As such, charges of contempt of Parliament may be preferred against either of the parties should it become clear that there was a deliberate intention to mislead the committee. This is not the end of the inquiry and accountability of the parties shall be demanded in due course.
Temba Mliswa is an outspoken Zimbabwean politician and the current Member of Parliament for Norton Constituency having won the by-election on 22 October 2016 as an independent candidate. He is the former current Parliamentary Portfolio Chairman on Mines and Energy. He is a former member... Read More About Temba Mliswa
Melusi Matshiya is the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture. Read More About Melusi Matshiya
Augustine Chihuri is a retired Zimbabwe law enforcement officer and former Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General. He is a war veteran who received his military training at Mgagao in Tanzania as well as the longest-serving police chief in Zimbabwe since Independence. On 13 November 2017... Read More About Augustine Chihuri