Tawanda Majoni, the national coordinator at Information for Development Trust has argued that president Emmerson Mnangagwa is a natural accomplice in Sakunda Holdings corruption.
Majoni claims that the president has strong ties with Sakunda Holdings chief executive officer, Kuda Tagwirei who is also an adviser to the president as he sits on the Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC).
Majoni observes that Mnangagwa should not have engaged Tagwirei who was known to be corrupt even before the president came to power.
These remarks come when Sakunda Holdings is said to have abused US$3 billion meant for the Command Agriculture Programme. The Programme is being monitored and supervised by the President’s office.
Majoni is bothered by the fact that the government has renewed the command agriculture contract with Sakunda when evaluation for previous initiatives has not been undertaken.
It is, therefore, puzzling why Mnangagwa has decided to keep Queen Bee on his side, despite all the odds. Clearly, what Tagwirei is being accused of has an acutely negative effect on the president’s standing. The more prices rise, the less popular Mnangagwa becomes. It’s now becoming a hard sell to blame Zimbabwe’s economic crisis on sanctions. Because it’s clear that the likes of Queen Bee are responsible for that.
By implication, Mnangagwa is also responsible for the crisis because he is keeping bad company. As already said, if you are found dining with a thief, it becomes difficult to believe that you are not a thief too.
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