Mashaba calls for Kasukuwere arrest

 Saviour Kasukuwere

Saviour Kasukuwere

Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Correspondent
ZANU-PF Central Committee member Cde Elifasi Mashaba has called for the arrest of former Cabinet Minister, Mr Saviour Kasukuwere, accusing him of duping Bulawayo residents over stands at Umvutshwa on the outskirts of the city.

In 2016 the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, which was headed by Mr Kasukuwere, set aside 3 300 hectares of land in Umvutshwa to allocate to the youths.

Bulawayo youths were told to pay $50 monthly instalments to the Urban Development Corporation (Udcorp) so that they could be allocated the stands.

However, it later emerged that the land Mr Kasukuwere had “earmarked” for youths was actually private land.

Speaking during an outreach meeting with Government departments organised by the Bulawayo Provincial Affairs Minister, Cde Angelina Masuku at Nketa 8 Hall on Sunday, Cde Mashaba said Mr Kasukuwere should be arrested.

“There is another burning issue that I thought residents would bring up during this discussion. There are criminals who came here and promised to offer housing stands to Bulawayo residents. Scores of residents were made to pay $50 to Udcorp so that they could be allocated stands in Umvutshwa,” said Cde Mashaba.

“One of the criminals who had escaped but has since returned still a criminal is Kasukuwere. We want Kasukuwere to be arrested over Umvutshwa stands. We have people who lost money to Udcorp. Some lost between $50 and $500 even here in Nketa and Emganwini suburbs.”

Mr Kasukuwere escaped into self-imposed exile last year in November during the Zimbabwe Defence Forces’ Operation Restore Legacy which led to the resignation of former President Mr Robert Mugabe. The former Zanu-PF National Political Commissar and member of the G40 cabal only returned into the country last month, vowing to stay out of politics.

Last year, Zanu-PF youths raised the red flag over Mr Kasukuwere’s failure to deliver the stands.

The youths demanded that he comes clean over the stands issue and wanted reimbursement of their funds.


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  • MakhosiXamu

    Mashaba is a good example of a 1st Ediot. That is how this military junta trains its aspiring MPS … violence and pure hatred , shame. The arrest of kasukuwere will bring food to ordinary people, shame bakithi.

    • Doctor Do little

      I have no problem with his arrest. He is a crook. What I have a problem with is the selective prosecutions which look very much like revenge. To answer your question if they arrest all the crooks and confiscate their ill gotten gains it would bring food to ordinary people. The only problem is that they would have to arrest themselves. Amsela bonke.

      • Galveston

        Telling it like it is. You go Doctor!!!

      • Major Musango

        My point exactly … you are only a thief when you leave ZANU PF. You are never a thief when you are inside. Double standards daily.

    • zibulo

      a pity that wena you are still clinging to one side of the Rotten Ruling party , and and saying arresting Kasukuwere will not bring food, what do you mean when you say recovering every cent looted will not bring food . Do you know the missing/stolen/looted funds are enough to give all the Youth Free University education , pay our Old Senior Citizens whose Pensions were stolen by uYihlo and His Brigade . yet you still side with one faction of THIEVES. Some things never and will never change. Hlalakwabafileyo, that is if you are the original skhothashlama sikaMgodoyi u bra Jotham Makhosixamu

      • Major Musango

        who looted and who stole the money? You are the one who is blind here. Are you saying all the guys in the current ZANU Lacoste are clean?

        • MakhosiXamu

          The junta and its soldiers are living pretty these days

      • MakhosiXamu

        ED and Chiwenga were running the show and stealing willy nil. How come these Junta rulers have just amassed unimaginable wealth in just 6 months of grabbing power. All oil companies are owned by ED and his children(48 in all) and worse still they own all diamond and gold companies local AND Foreign . That is why ED and chiwenga became worried and took power using the military. Inhloko yakho igcwele inhlabathi, shame.

  • Major Musango

    You are so stupid Mr Mashaba

  • sazikhwama

    All ZANU idiots are thieves, including Mashaba himself. He stole using the AAG. Stupid Mashaba and your cohorts