Farai Dziva|Zanu PF secretary for administration, Obert Mpofu has sensationally claimed he amassed wealth through hard work.
Mpofu dismissed allegations that he looted State resources during his time as a Cabinet minister.
Mpofu told Daily News he feels insulted by “people who have never run a tuckshop.”
Mpofu told Daily News on Sunday during an interview that his wealth was clean and hard-won.
“I am clean, I have invited investigations. I have never and will never take anything from anybody. What I have, I worked for and it is an insult, especially to be told by a nonentity, someone who has never managed a tuck-shop that I am corrupt. What do I need to corrupt anybody? If anything, I would be corrupting people,” Mpofu told the paper.
“I think that is the best time that the country ever had, between 2009 and 2013. But people who want to see us fail think of the negative, look at the economic growth, it shot to two-figure digits, I am proud.
I don’t regret it and I am waiting to see someone surpass what I achieved. Before 2009, there was nothing in mining and after 2013 it just went down.
The graph is going down, but when I was minister, the graph was going up and I don’t see us achieving that in the near future. When you achieve something in Zimbabwe, you become a target, an enemy of the reactionaries,” he added.