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Zanu PF MPs shun Wadyajena corruption allegations against Musarara

By Nyashadzashe Ndoro | Nehanda Politics |

Zanu PF MPs under the Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Development have distanced themselves from a report presented by the committee chairperson accusing Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairman Tafadzwa Musarara of embezzling funds.

Justice Mayor Wadyajena (right) seen here outside Parliament in Harare
Justice Mayor Wadyajena (right) seen here outside Parliament in Harare

The MPs said the report that committee chairperson Justice Mayor Wadyajena presented virtually was not adopted by Parliament and circulating it as if the committee had presented it was premature and exposed a sinister political agenda that was not helpful to the committee.

Both Wadyajena and GMAZ chairman Tafadzwa Musarara are Zanu PF district coordinating committee (DCC) chairpersons in their respective provinces of Midlands and Mashonaland Central amid reports that the youthful Gokwe-Nembudziya MP was fighting Musarara on behalf of his political rival.

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The alleged rival is reportedly fighting Musarara to decimate his chances of wrestling a key position ahead of the provincial restructuring exercise in the ruling Zanu PF party.

Wadyajena’s report recommended that the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission should probe the alleged abuse of funds in a case where the central bank reportedly gave US$28.2 million to purchase wheat from other countries.

It emerged that Seke legislator Munyaradzi Kashambwa and his Rushinga counterpart argued that the report on GMAZ was never endorsed by the committee but it is being pushed in the House of Assembly by Wadyajena as an individual.

Sources in the committee said the report has caused friction in Parliament. Nehanda Radio