President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s supporter Mr Jones Musara has criticised Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube for appointing Zanu-PF activist Acie Lumumba as the Chairman of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Communications task force.
Musara criticised why Ncube appointed Lumumba who has admitted to looting State funds before. In 2016, Lumumba was fired as chairman of a Steering Committee on the Zimbabwe Youth Empowerment Strategy for Investment following allegations of misappropriating funds meant for the Zimbabwe Youth Council (ZYC). In a series of tweets, Musara said he doubts if Lumumba supports Mnangagwa since he was part of Zanu-PF’s G40 faction. Read the tweets below:
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Zimbabwe’s aspiring future government leaders like Acie Lumumba have to be subjected to extra robust scrutiny and the highest levels of integrity so that we don’t end up with future Gvnt leaders full of corruption and incompetence!
Considering Acie Lumumba’s admitted record of looting State Funds and his concerning record of disloyalty, restricting his access to State Funds is just cause till such a time that its clear beyond any reasonable doubt that he has permanently abandoned State Funds looting tendencies!
If Zimbabwe does not deal with or ensure repentance of young looters of State Funds like self-admitted State Funds looter like Acie Lumumba when they are small politically then Zimbabwe will fail to deal with them if they become leaders and big thieves!
If Acie has repented from looting State Funds, and if he has repented from disloyalty and if he has permanently cut off his poisonous links with the G40 cabal elements like Jonso and Tyson then show me the V11s and I will not raise concerns about that!
Those of us who were intimately involved in the succession battle against G40 and the elections battle against Chamisa know there are times we had to deal with Acie Lumumba vicious attacks against ED and Zanu PF. We know his moments of disloyalty and treachery so don’t tell me to not talk about it!
G40 elements see the assignment of Acie by the Finance Minister to have access to State Secrets and State Funds as a goldern opportunity for them to use him for their resurgence. Extra Vigilance on the Finance Ministry is necessary!
If you are saying Acie self-admitted record of looting State Funds don’t matter and must not be talked about now that the Finance Minister has placed him close to State Funds, you lack integrity!
Zimbabwe yanzwa nekubirwa mari. When the Finance Minister places self-admitted State Funds looters like Acie close to State Funds, citizens worth their salt are justified to be concerned!
Lumumba William Gerald Mutumanje aka Acie Lumumba is a Zimbabwean politician, media personality and entrepreneur. He is a former member of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF). He has been accused of misappropriation of funds and corruption on a number of occasions.... Read More About Acie Lumumba
The Zanu-PF Generation 40, or G40 for short, was a group of Zanu-PF politicians that was believed to be working against the possibility of Emmerson Mnangagwa (Lacoste Faction) succeeding former president Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabwe. Tentative evidence indicates that the group at one... Read More About G40 Faction
Professor Mthuli Ncube is the Minister of Finance and Economic Development. He was the Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank, financial, economics, investment, and public policy expert, entrepreneur and academic. Professor Ncube divides his time between the private sector in Switzerland... Read More About Mthuli Ncube