Zimbabwe’s Independent legislator claims alleges state capture

Harare- Independent Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has claimed the country’s economy has been captured by a group of white businessmen as opposed to black Zimbabweans.

Addressing journalists in Harare on Wednesday, the former Zanu PF member said whilst a clique of black business persons were among cartels, whites owned the largest chunk of the country’s economy.

“You talk of black cartels, they are nowhere near the white cartels. Innscor Africa, Bakers Inn, Colcom, Irvines are all a white monopoly. Don’t tell us that blacks are destroying the economy. Now they are into the mining sector. Innscor Africa is controlling the whole food chain. We have evidence on how they inflate price”

Mliswa fingered fuel mogul Billy Rautenbach s from Joshua Nkomo Co-operative from a state owned land which he does not own.

According to Mliswa, Rautenbach has been given land without title deeds, leading to the evacuation of more than 20 thousand people through police force.

He said that the police was captured by Rautenbach that they even racially fight their fellow men and women and order then to vacate houses for the sake of personal advantages.

“He’s taken land in the Kambuzuma/Marimba area without title deeds; Rothmans had title which they gave to government and during RGM’s time it was given to the people. They’ve settled there and built houses Out of the blue he comes with letters claiming to falsely own title.

“Marimba residential properties is not a registered company according to the Ministry of Justice. Billy Rautenbach has no offer letter to this land, but because he is white the Government allows him to do that” he said

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He alleges that one Colonel Matonhodze acts as a front to Rautenbach and is a sellout.

“Colonel Matonhodze is a sellout. He has always been a sell out during the liberation struggle. He has not stopped. The ZRP without a court order, with support unit armed with AKs removed people from their land because they support Billy Rautenbach.

“Billy Rautenbach has captured the Police and some Government officials. The white man will never be arrested…. Yet ZACC says we must report cases of corruption. I have come to compliment Lewis Matutu and Godfrey Tsenengamu’s noise. They did not have the evidence but now I have it…we must start a revolution to reclaim what is ours from the white monopoly” he said