Mines Minister Chitando Top Aides Implicated In Corruption
21 May 2021

By A Correspondent- Top government officials at the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, are reportedly scuttling foreign direct investment (FDI) into Zimbabwe’s economy by soliciting bribes from potential investors, a government investigation report seen by The Zimbabwe Independent has revealed.

According to the probe, Zimbabwe Geological Survey director Forbes Mugumbate and director of research, value-addition and beneficiation in the Mines ministry Tichaona Makuza are accused of allegedly asking for bribes from a South African mining firm Lephalale chairperson Cliff Motsepe and chief operating officer Mashile Mokono.

The duo at the Mines and Mining Development ministry is accused of asking for bribes during a meeting held with Motsepe and Mokono on March 29, 2021.