A report claims that state security agents have blocked a demonstration planned against Sakunda Holdings Chief Executive Officer Kuda Tagwirei.
The Mail and Telegraph report that Chairman of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWA) Chris Mutsvangwa was the brains behind the planned march. Mutsvangwa and a ZANU PF official, Justice Mayor Wadyajena, are said to be engaged in a bitter fight with Tagwirei over the control of the $1 billion petroleum industry in the country.
A Mail and Telegraph source reportedly said
What is happening is Mutsvangwa accuses Tagwirei of having a monopoly over fuel supply and blocking the opening of a second pipeline. Mutsvangwa has strong links with a South African petroleum company that he wants to get on board and also eat a cake from the industry. He is good at fixing and acting as a consultant between investors and the government.
Remember, he still has strong links in China after his stint at the consulate and look at how many deals he has brokered and pocketed facilitation fees. Those Faw buses that were bought by ZUPCO and never lasted was his idea. I also have reason to believe he is the one who linked Chinese investors at Afrochine chrome mine near Chegutu. So he is bitter that he is failing to bite the cherry in the fuel sector.
Mayor is bitter that he came a long way with Kuda (Tagwirei) but he dumped him when Trek and Puma came in. That’s the bitterness. Kuda (Tagwirei ) has always thought Mayor was immature, remember how he used to bun out his BMW along Samora Machel. In contrast, Kuda is a calm, calculative and cool businessman who is actually media shy.