Bhasikiti exposes corrupt ministers

HARARE - In a stunning revelation, former Masvingo State minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti says President Robert Mugabe is sitting on reports detailing how some of his ministers demand kickbacks from investors and the country’s few remaining white farmers.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Daily News at the weekend, Bhasikiti — while careful not to mire Mugabe in the corruption — said he had personally handed a report to the nonagenarian’s chief secretary, Misheck Sibanda, which detailed the corrupt activities of two ministers which he named.

The Daily News was advised by its legal representatives to withhold the names of the two ministers and alleged beneficiaries of corruption, both of them from Masvingo, until they had been given an opportunity to defend themselves.

Efforts to reach the two bigwigs last night were unsuccessful.

Bhasikiti also claimed that Chingwizi villagers were being pushed around by the two ministers who were allegedly “pandering to the whims and machinations of rich investors”.

Bhasikiti exposes corrupt ministers

“I have written a report which I gave to the chief secretary Misheck Sibanda when I was (Masvingo) minister, highlighting these nefarious activities taking place in the province.

“I even attached a letter from Joc (Joint Operations Command). In the report I mentioned all these people and I do not lie to the president. However, all my attempts to meet him (the president) were thwarted because he was always said to be busy,” Bhasikiti said.

The Mwenezi East legislator, who was recently relieved of his ministerial duties, ostensibly because of incompetency but in reality because of his alleged connections to the “wrong basket” of ousted former vice president Joice Mujuru, also said unequivocally that corruption was stalling development in Masvingo.

Bhasikiti said successive provincial ministers had inexplicably failed to find decent land for the Chingwizi villagers, adding that he was the only one who was able to come up with a plan that was amenable to the majority of the villagers.

He alleged that the whole Chingwizi resettlement stand-off was “wrapped in sleaze involving large companies that are interested in sugar cane production”.

“They have now agreed to take people to Chiwumburu Farm, but the irony of this all is that Chiwumburu Farm is just next to where the people are currently settled, and it is the worst area in terms of drainage and soil texture, so you will be taking people from a better place to a worse place,” he charged.

Naming some prominent Masvingo white farmers, Bhasikiti claimed that one of the implicated ministers had been “offered cattle and money to save the farmer”.

“He went to the farm thrice trying to stop black people who were given land to settle just because he was promised some goodies,’ adding that (the two ministers) “have been protecting white farmers in the area and we are saying no to such corruption”.

He said this was the reason why “the same noise” was being made about the farm in Masvingo East that (Tourism minister Walter) Mzembi was allocated.

“There is no infrastructure there to carry out his projects and the remainder was left unallocated to that white farmer. But now they (the two ministers) want to deny Mzembi from carrying out the projects because they were promised some financial benefits,” he claimed.

Asked if he had not now assumed a belligerent stance because he had lost his job, Bhasikiti said he was on “the side of the truth and the voiceless”.

“I stand for the voiceless and I will speak about corruption, if they want to investigate this I stand ready to assist in any way because people will continue to suffer when leaders fight for their stomachs and we end up talking about sanctions,” he said.


Comments (16)

Mugabe asked for evidence evidence evidence,and he has evidence and must now act on this corruption by these Weevil ministers. people.Go on Daily News and expose corruption.

Kufandada - 31 March 2015

Mr Bhasikiti ava vakarambidza Tsvangirai kusvika kumavictims eTokwe Mukosi.He knows no democracy,he knows no freedom of movement.He is the least of all people to ask fair treatment.Zvana Minister izvo akutodawo kuzvisungisa ega,vanomurova counter attack akanyura

Bhasikiti - 31 March 2015

Why are you raising this now. Is it because you have been fired?

Kudada - 31 March 2015

F***ng Bhasikiti, shut up!!! When did you come to know that there is corruption in this ZANU PF government?? No one will sympathize with you...NO NO NO. You thought you were clever mate, nhasi zvakuwana. Pfidza unyere boy, that is politics bro. Welcome to the world of reality!!!!!!!!!!

Garikayi - 31 March 2015

pple are asking for answers and bhasikiti is offering some so whether he terrorised pple or not here are the answers. asi tambai makachenjera pamakamira pakaipa.

wezhira - 31 March 2015

kwave kusakara kwedove resisakambodyiwa nyama. Sori Bhasikiti. Washaya. People like him should be arrested for protecting criminals. He is an accomplice.

jabu - 31 March 2015

This basket fellow is really dump. Why tell us now?

machakachaka - 31 March 2015

Can someone explain to me why all these fired Ministers who have done nothing for years are only now bringing all this up. Why didn't you ALL do something about it before now ? Because you no longer can live off the people you all squeal like rats. We are tired of hearing this rubbish now.

Zims - 31 March 2015

It is bhasikiti who was denying people to go to chingwizi camp with food hampers.He asked donors to leave the food in his office. Bhasikiti has to be reminded that one does not need to be a zanu pf member to help chingwizi people. He must implement his plan if he has any. Speaker of the voiceless, give us a break bhasikiti, Its game over welcome to the real world.

X-MAN IV - 31 March 2015

Thank you Mr. Bhasikiti for saying the truth. As you were correctly told by Mugabe himself, you do not belong to the Zanu PF basket, you are better off in the opposition.

Benjamin Chitate - 31 March 2015

Mr Bhasikiti you had the chance to do right whilst you were still in government but you didn't now that you are fired that's when you start to make all this revelations. the greatest revelation which I got from your story is that our President is for the corrupt. if you say you made a report and handed it to him and he never acted it means our President is for the corrupt thereby making him a corrupt official. if you say you stand for the truth I dare you spend one day in Africa Unit Square in solidarity with standing for the truth for the voiceless like what Itai Dzamara did. don't just speak, its now time for action. all you ministers who were fired I dare you today, go to Africa Unit Square just for a day and we will see that you have repented and are for the truth

Bring back Dzamara - 1 April 2015

This corruption has gone on for 35 years. God will expose it all! In God's eyes it is theft and theft brings a curse on the house of the thief. Until there is repentance, confession and restitution the curse will stay!

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Let forgive these guys like Gumbo, Mutasa, Mujuru, Bhasikiti Sibanda. We can make use of them them. There are a potential source for valuable information which can be used against other people. If possible can solicit written scripts of wrong doings such as who killed who? Ayiba ma diamond ndiyani? Who sanctioned Gukurahundi? etc

nyama - 1 April 2015

vanhu makaita Seiko futi, siyai varotomoke vataure zvese. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk - 2 April 2015

i fail to understand this thinking. why give the Pres a file on theft and corruption. Why not give it to the police. what favours was he looking for. dumb ass

Prof Gonzo - 2 April 2015

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