The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification and the Universal Peace Federation issued a joint press statement dismissing reports Deputy Minister for Information and Broadcasting Services, Energy Mutodi demanded a bribe from its leader Hak Ja Han Moon for him to arrange a meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Reports that Mutodi asked for a bribe come after Mnangagwa told ZANU PF delegates at the ongoing Annual People’s Conference that there are government officials who demanded 5 million Rand to organise a meeting with him.
Speaking on Twitter Mutodi also denied the allegations saying such reports that he demanded a bribe are attempts to scandalise his office by some desperate enemies of Dr Hak Ja Han Moon. Below is the statement by FFWPU and the Universal Peace Federation:
The Family Federation for World Peace & Unification (FFWPU), in conjunction with the Universal Peace Federation would like to make it clear that it never paid anyone anything to have access to His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Reports that the Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity 8 Broadcasting Services Energy Mutodi dernanded a bribe to allow our officials to meet the President are false, unfounded and regrettable. Our Regional Group Chairman has previously on couple of occasions met His Excellency President Emmerson D. Mnangagwa long before meeting Hon. Mutodi without the need to buy favours. Anybody interested in the truth can have access to the veracity of this information, including visuals.
We are concern. about the source of these falsehoods and would like to apologize to the Deputy Minister whose reputation has been affected by these falsehoods. We hope authorities will get down investigating such malicious falsehoods done in order to discredit the Government. The culprits should be made answerable to their deeds.