By James Gwati- The President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested a former First lady Grace Mugabe’s G-40 Midlands Queen, Smelly Dube on allegations of illegally selling state land.
Smelly Dube was very active in Grace Mugabe’s anti-Mnangagwa crusades before the November 2017 military coupe when she was working with the G40 team, led by Tapiwa Matangaidze to denounce Mnangagwa in Midlands.
Together with Matangaidze, the Gweru businesswoman influenced votes of no-confidence which were passed on provincial spokesperson Cornelius Mupereri, Justice Mayor Wadyajena, John Holder and Clarisa Mutambisi.
Former Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane, Anastancia Ndlovu, former Midlands Provincial Affairs minister Jason Machaya, and the late former Kwekwe MP Masango Matambanadzo completed the Grace Mugabe team in Midlands during that time.
According to the state media Wednesday, Dube was arrested while in the hospital where she is being admitted on an ailment yet to be established. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest of Dube this afternoon.
“Yes, I can confirm that the police working with the Special Anti-Corruption Commission have arrested Smelly Dube on allegations of illegal acquisition and sell of State land,” he said.