Jonathan Moyo, who was recently implicated in a scandal involving the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund, was among President Robert Mugabe’s top lieutenants who were reportedly enriching themselves way back in 2003.
Standard Chartered Bank chief executive Washington Matsaira told United States ambassador to Zimbabwe Joseph Sullivan that Mugabe’s “hawks”, Patrick Chinamasa, Joseph Made, Ignatius Chombo and Jonathan Moyo were either enriching themselves by accessing United States dollars at the much lower official rate or were unwilling to press Mugabe to make a change.
Shortly thereafter Moyo was among the list of top government officials who had acquired multiple farms. He had three, according the list released as the Land Audit Hall of Shame.
Others named as multiple farm owners were Ibbo Mandaza and Mutumwa Mawere.
Mandaza had five farms but he had purchased all of them. Mawere had two.
Chombo, Joram Gumbo, Josiah Hungwe, Brig. Kanhanga, Elliot Manyika, Kembo Mohadi and his wife, Sabina Mugabe, Boniface Shamu, and Wayne Bvudzijena had two farms each.
Those with three farms were Obert Mpofu, Saviour Kasukuwere, Perence Shiri and Moyo.
Shuvai Mahofa had four, while Peter Chanetsa, who died recently, had five.
Christopher Chingosho who was the provincial administrator for Mashonaland East but is now Deputy Minister of Local government had seven farms.
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