MZEMBI’S WIFE PAGEANT LICENCE REVOKED
The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has cancelled the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe licence held by Tousim Minister’s wife, Barbra Mzembi.
The pageant scheduled for December 9 is now in limbo. “Mzembi’s wife flouted the terms of the agreement, one of whose terms was to mobilise resources for the event and make sure the corporate world got involved and made the event successful outside of government; which was the reason why we licence it out,” ZTA boss, Karikoga Kaseke told The Herald.
Kaseke was incensed when Brabra leaned on her husband and she received $80 000 public money for the event.
“If I were to meet the President (Cde ED Mnangagwa) I would ask him to nip this in the bud where minister’s wives are seen addressing ministry staff and chairing meetings; with ministers making ministries look like personal fiefdoms,” he said.
“What happened was criminal and they (the Mzembi’s) should never have gotten money from the treasury and we hope that money is returned as well as anything ill-gotten in the name of the pageant.”
Kaseke said Mzembi wanted him sacked. “He wanted me fired. If I had done wrong he ought to have approached the board but because he had no leg to stand on he wanted to twist the Chief Secretary’s hand. He is a prudent man the CS for having ignored calls to heed him and keep me in my employ.”
“It is difficult to respect a man who thought he was god’s gift to the world and thought he was the best thing ever to happen to Zimbabwe.
We all have something to contribute and we should use our talents for the greater good and not manipulate others or do things to benefit ourselves in unprocedural means.”