Lumumba vows to expose RBZ rot

HARARE - Acie Lumumba says his sacking from the ministry of Finance is a blessing in disguise as he will be able to open the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) can of worms without fear.

Finance minister Mthuli Ncube recently appointed Lumumba to chair a communications task force but sacked him after three days on the job.

During his three-day tenure, Lumumba exposed four officials on social media for alleged illegal forex trading at the RBZ. Soon after his rant on social media, the RBZ suspended the four officials.

In another social media live video on Tuesday night, Lumumba told his viewers on Facebook that he got fired after Ncube realised that he will be limited to expose corrupt officials if he stays in the ministry of Finance.

“I didn’t get fired because Ncube doesn’t like me, I got fired because he actually realised that I am more efficient to you when I’m outside of the ministry.

“Now that I am outside I can talk about what I have seen and not worry about getting fired,” he said.

“I can now tell you some secrets about what’s happening in the country because my eyes have seen,” he added.

Lumumba said he is going to publish a list with all of the people who are stealing at RBZ and at other government parastatals.

“Now that I am outside we can talk about a couple of things, but I also left some friends on the inside that are still going to assist,” he said.

Lumumba absolved RBZ governor John Mangudya and Ncube from corrupt tendencies citing that the two are actually working on uprooting corruption at the central bank.

“I said Mangudya is not a thief because he inherited an institution that Gideon Gono, the former RBZ governor, created.

“I’m still investigating and I will tell you if Mangudya is corrupt. Ncube is surrounded by animals, so every time you attack him understand that he is the guy with the single best plan,” he said.

He said a thorough audit has to be done at RBZ because some officials at RBZ have taken properties belonging to the bank to their houses.

Lumumba added that businesses are unable to trade because their foreign currency is being held hostage by the central bank and Ncube as Finance minister is dealing with the situation.

Comments (8)

Fear not, LUMUMBA,even though you may be a "SAUL-turned-PAUL". GOD may have intercepted you and struck you "off course " on your journey to DAMASCUS (RBZ) to persecute the innocent masses of Zimbabwe. Now you are preaching the gospel of salvation to the very same people you were persecuting while you were in ZANU

Is She refered to as Dr right now? - 25 October 2018

Can someone PLIZ enlighten me about the "FAMOUS, HONOURARY" salutation of " DOCTOR AMAI". Has it dissolved into oblivion with the "NEW DISPENSATION" or because of the raft of corruption charges in the awarding of the same

Is She refered to as Dr right now? - 25 October 2018

These are the whistle-blowers we are looking for in Zimbabwe. Time is now nigh for all those mick-mouse and corrupt business in Zimbabwe. Go ahead boy and keep it up....we are behind you and the whole country and world is watching. No one will kill you in the name of God.

Clemence Tashaya - 25 October 2018

KKKKKK, you think he was fired? That's how film scripts are written.

Jomz - 25 October 2018

ONE BIG QUESTION TO YOU LUMUMBA. HAD YOU NOT BEEN FIRED BY YOUR VERY OWN ZANU PF COMPATRIOTS FOR YOUR NON- COMPLIANCE TO THE REVULSINGLY STINGING CORRUPTION AT THIS REVERED FINANCIAL INSTITUTION, WOULD YOU HAVE BEEN TELLING THE WORLD ALL YOU ARE DOING NOW, OR IT'S A MATTER OF "SOUR-GRAPES" ON YOUR PART. YOU ARE ONLY BEING "SPITEFULL". YOU DON'T HAVE THE INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE IN YOUR HEART AT ALL. YOU WERE FIRED WITH THE CONTEMPT YOU DESERVE. IN FACT THIS TREATMENT ON YOU WAS LONG OVERDUE. NEVER, EVER EXPECT ANY SYMPATHY. FROM ANYONE. WAIDYA NAWO IWEE.

Is She refered to as Dr right now? - 25 October 2018

In my view finance minister has done enough moomish that he has not resigned is a mystery. Its proving correct that as some of us warned that there was nothing technocratic about this guy but just another zanupf sympathasizer. Unfortunately this Lumumba one adds to policy inconsistency that has always captured economic recovery efforts. Lumumba is but a pawn in the mafia cartels that run the affairs of this country ever since this time around it does seem as though the cartels are at each other 's throat over economic issues this circus may play to the benefit of the citizenry lets see.

Sinyo - 26 October 2018

Point of Correction;Lumumba describes one Queen B and others are asking about Queens A, C, D, T, X and Z, NO....The correct name is Queen Bee (Zimai re nyuchi). Tell us mo youngerman, tell us the name of this Queen Bee, you know it. Are you now afraid,or you ve received something?

Ngwenayasvinura - 26 October 2018

Some are now saying LUMUMBA was just engaged by the current PROFFESSIONAL THIEVES who had repented and wanted to turn around the Economy for the better but were afraid of revealing the CULPRITS within their jurisdiction, so they contracted him to do the DIRTY work for them and then discard him like "a toilet-paper" after use. He has been used as a "whistle-blower". Not surprising to hear that 'he has DISAPPEARED into thin air for "the SACRILIGIOUS IMBECILITY" he committed.

Is She refered to as Dr right now? - 26 October 2018

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.