'Smear target group wider'

HARARE - Motoring tycoon Raymond Kaukonde is not the only businessman on the radar of a Zanu PF faction claiming Vice President Joice Mujuru was receiving cash and support from industrialists to unseat President Robert Mugabe.

This comes amid allegations that there is a list known as the “famous seven” and essentially a loose coalition of ex–banking, parastatal and industrial executives perceived to be firmly behind the embattled woman.

“Beyond the two who were mentioned by the Sunday Mail, there is also what is known as the “famous seven” and essentially an agglomeration of pro-Mujuru capitalists in the motoring, finance and other trading sectors, who are prepared to back Mujuru’s take-over bid,” said a source.

Although Kaukonde has maintained his silence, opponents have insisted that the “comprador group” was doing this for commercial reasons and specifically revive their ailing businesses.

Meanwhile, the late businessman — and one of the Mujurus’ alleged business partners — Eric Nhodza has been buried.

The affirmative action proponent and Wedzera Petroleum founder died last week from a suspected heart attack.

Through his Gope Investments vehicle, Nhodza made waves in property developments in the 90’s as well as international consultancy via Milbourne, Pitt and Hardy.

Comments (4)

Dear Editor of the Daily News. I am equally disgusted that your newspaper has continued to perpetuate a story which I have stated explicitly to yourselves as being utter lies. Please do not smear my name any further than you have done for my family's sake and that of my family.

Nigel MK Chanakira - 24 November 2014

You guys were ululating and jumping about when fellow business pple like Mutumwa Mawere, Strive Masiwa, Vingirai etc were being abused by the same vampirish Mugabe family. Now yapedza zvekunze, its coming for its own kids this vampire. You should have fought earlier before mazino ayo akura plus yachembera. Now it cant travel far to hunt...inodya vana vayo mumba umomo! I would have wanted to celebrate your demise...but I know it will add more digits to unemplyment eventually. Cant wait for the day we goo for a free loot at Gushungo hodings!

Peter Kufahakuurai - 25 November 2014

Heyi Peter, who told you that the said businessmen celebrated the haunting of Mawere by Chinamasa and ED, the same guys behind the current blitzkrieg against their political opponents? Musangonyora zvamusingazivi.

Mkwati - 27 November 2014

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