Harare provincial development coordinator (PDC) Tafadzwa Muguti, who has been reportedly unwell after being poisoned for fighting land barons and corruption, says he would continue busting graft despite threats to his life.
Muguti was appointed last year, but of late, he has been absent from office amid reports that he had been poisoned for exposing land barons.
Speaking in an interview with NewsDay on Tuesday, Muguti who returned to work last month said:
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I am not commenting on that (poisoning) issue, but what I can only tell you is because of our job, our lives are always under threat.
We are living in violent and politically toxic times, and my job comes with its consequences and all I can say is that we are protected by the Lord Almighty.
We are not targeting individuals, we are targeting the wrongs being done by people and if we can fix that then we can go far.
Muguti said his name had been abused by namedroppers, while he also faces resistance from land barons who felt he had disturbed their “feeding trough”. He said:
Let me be frank, my job as PDC has come under a lot of resistance because people feel we are removing them from their feeding trough. The abnormalities at the City of Harare had become the normal way of life.
… I am employed to create a conducive working environment in the city and not to make friends. My job requires energy, I cannot please criminals.
NewsDay reported sources as saying Muguti was reportedly poisoned after he stepped on several land barons’ toes, mostly those affiliated to the ruling ZANU PF party and the opposition MDC formations.