New twist to Hwange bribery saga
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New twist to Hwange bribery saga

BY VENERANDA LANGA THE $400 000 Hwange Colliery bribery saga took a new twist during parliamentary inquiries yesterday after it emerged that Shepherd Tundiya, the linkman between the four MPs implicated in the alleged scam, President’s Office and businessman James Goddard, was actually a con-artist on mission to swindle the businessman. This came as the MPs gave oral evidence saying Tundiya masqueraded as an operative of the Central Intelligence Organisation and offered to assist Goddard to clinch a mining deal in Hwange on condition he palm greased the four members of the Mines Parliamentary Committee. All four legislators implicated in the matter, Temba Mliswa (Norton), Anele Ndebele (Magwegwe), Prince Dubeko Sibanda (Binga North) and Leonard Chikomba (Gokwe-Kabuyuni) described Tundiya as a “crook” and “con-artist”, who owed Chikomba US$2 600. The Parliamentary Privileges Committee heard that Tundiya had invited the MPs to a meeting with Goddard so he could con the construction mogul, which money he would use to pay Chikomba $400 000 in bond notes. It was said the $400 000 was being touted as facilitation fees to assist Goddard get the Hwange deal. Mliswa was the first to give oral evidence before the Privileges Committee chaired by Senator […]

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