WATCH: “Cartel Leaders Billy Rautenbach & Kuda Tagwirei Have Caused Suffering In Zimbabwe But Are Protected By Zanu-PF” – Linda Masarira

In a show hosted by ZTN about the ongoing political dialogue, Linda Masarira, the leader of the newly formed LEAD party, said that Zimbabwean entrepreneurs Billy Rautenbach, Kudakwashe Tagwirei and others, have caused suffering in Zimbabwe. She also said that the cartel leaders are unfortunately protected by Zanu-PF because they fund the party.

During the discussion Zanu-PF senior member and Minister of State for Mashonaland East Provincial Affairs, Apolonia Munzverengi had said that there are cartels and corrupt people who are disrespectful and indisciplined. She mentioned that fuel entrepreneurs use foreign currency to deal on the black market instead of providing the fuel. She appealed to Zimbabweans to boycott bread and other products by unethical business people.

Masarira responded:

Let me speak in Shona. We should speak frankly. Apolonia (Munzverengi of Zanu-PF) here was saying ‘these people are disrespecting…’ We should not say ‘these people’ when we know who these people are. It is Billy Rautenbach, It’s Kuda Tagwirei and etc…

These people are just being protected because they also come and fund in political parties. But at the end of the day, we cannot let the children of Zimbabwe suffer because of a few individuals. So this decision has to be made at the highest level. How are we going to deal with these people?

Zimbabweans have suffered enough. We cannot continue like this.


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Linda MasariraKudakwashe TagwireiBilly Rautenbach

Linda Masarira is a Zimbabwean politician and current president of a party she founded in April 2019, the Labour, Economists and African Democrats party (LEAD). Masarira is the former spokesperson for the MDC-T faction led by Thokozani Khupe a party from which she was fired... Read More About Linda Masarira

Kudakwashe Tagwirei is a Zimbabwean commodities business person with extensive interests in the energy sector. He's the founder and current Chief Executive Officer of Sakunda Holdings Group. It is widely believed that Tagwirei has strong ties to prominent politicians in Zimbabwe African National Union -... Read More About Kudakwashe Tagwirei

Billy Rautenbach (other name Muller Conrad Rautenbach) is a wealthy businessman known mostly for his large business empire and close links to ZANU-PF. He owns one of the country's largest freight companies called Sabot. It is alleged he aided the Zanu-PF government financially, after the... Read More About Billy Rautenbach

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