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Minister Mhona Criticised For Appointing 81-Year-Old Tshinga Dube To NRZ Board

Minister Mhona Criticised For Appointing 81-Year-Old Tshinga Dube To NRZ Board

Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister, Felix Mhona has been criticised for appointing an 81-year-old former freedom fighter, Colonel (Retired) Tshinga Dube, to the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) board.

The company announced the latest appointment by Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister, Felix Mhona, on Friday 20 January 2023.

NRZ stated that Dube, a former Cabinet minister, would hold office for a term that would end on December 6, 2025. NRZ general manager, Ms Respina Ziyanduko, was quoted as saying:

 We are really excited as NRZ to have you as one of our board members. Our board is hands-on in terms of ensuring that they keep the organisation running and the management on their toes.

She said NRZ stood to benefit from Dube’s vast experience in Government, in different boards, organisations, and interactions with other international players.

However, political analyst, Rashweat Mukundu told Pindula News that the appointment was testimony that the leadership does not understand what is required to revive the “struggling” parastatal. He told this reporter this Wednesday:

My (Twitter) post was an expression of disappointment over the appointment of an 81-year-old who under normal circumstances must be retired. He was appointed to the board of a struggling state enterprise (NRZ) which obviously needs new thinking, new ideas, of new blood. Zimbabwe has hundreds and hundreds of capable engineers, business managers who can help save the struggling state enterprise. What I see is kleptocracy meant to benefit them from the SOE. I have nothing personal against him (Dube) as a person, but I’m totally against the appointment.

Dube, who holds a Master’s Degree in Electro-Tech from MADI Institute of Technology in Moscow, Russia, said NRZ was critical in the development of the country in the transport and logistics sector.

He expressed gratitude for being included in the parastatal team. The Chronicle quotes him as saying:

Thank you for the introductions. I’m very happy to join the NRZ board and be part of you in developing this company.

 I’ve been following what’s happening within the NRZ in the press, internet, and so forth, and I think you have done very well so far.

Dube, a former Minister of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators and Former Political Detainees, was born on June 3, 1941.

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her majesty 5 days ago

ayaaas


Ugly ass nigga 4 days ago

Mmmmh. Mdara akashata kuita kunge chitunha. Pane akamboona the walking dead here? Ma zombie momaziva? Yaa. Ndozvakaita mdara uyu

5 days ago

Zanu pf is the worst liability we have as a nation, if we fail to get rid of it this year then we shall suffer for the rest of our lives


bvanyangu 4 days ago

"this year" is always our chorus towards elections. "rigged" is always our chorus after elections, kikikikikikiki

Yellow 🟡🟡🟡 5 days ago

Zvakaoma shuwa sekuru avo ndavaende kumusha


35years 4 days ago

you may say that again, they are new graduates out there who are dying to get that post young mind new ideas new business strategies then we see that happening.

So that means new graduates will never have opportunity to be employed by big companies, with all due respect thus an retirement age to talk about.

Beto 5 days ago

Hona face iyo ,kuita chikara kkkkk


Black Adam ⚡ 5 days ago

Ane ganda rinofanirwa kuitwa ironed 🤣🤣🤣

5 days ago

arikungoita hake husimbe hwekukuma

Ngwato1942 5 days ago

81


Black Adam ⚡ 5 days ago

OMG Whaaaaat!!! An 81 year old amana guys. Didn't they learn from Mugabe? Dube is old he is ancient, he has to be at home playin with his grandkids. Right now we have many unemployed youths all becoz of selfish old men and women


4 days ago

@Black Adam you should have said playing with great grand-kids because his grand-kids must be grown-ups by now

Black Adam ⚡ 4 days ago

Hahahah oh yes pardon me🙏🤣. Great grand kids indeed. Sekuru avo vakurisa zvikuru

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Age ain't nothing but a number 5 days ago

Are u saying there is zero we can benefit from the elder?
He holds a Master’s Degree in Electro-Technology from MADI Institute of Technology in Moscow, Russia,
Give me a chance , guys...


Black Adam ⚡ 4 days ago

Hey wena, heheheh are u saying an 81 year old is still relevant with today's advanced tech and fast growth in innovation. A man born in 1941 hahahah, its better to have 40 year olds. Right now chembere dzinoti bvunza about maPhone settings. Do u think kuti Sekuru Dube avo can handle an iPhone 14 without any assistence? We are the manual free generation dude

Sabhuku 4 days ago

Zvekungopihwa zvima degree izvo. Aidi akapinda my field iroro kudhara? Pane kupedza nguva achiita zvema war vet. Ministerial post yaaive nayo ndeye munhu akaita ma social sciences

Jinn 5 days ago

I think the retirement age which is between 60 and 66 years should apply to all.Thank you!


Führer 5 days ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


thembi 5 days ago

this guy is very far more educated than all of us here so shut your mouth and let the educated save ,APA you don't even have a top degree ups urikutaura rubbish uneducated people have a big problem that's the fact anyone who studied this degree in Russia here????zero Saka shut up


Onlooker 4 days ago

I don't think that well educated people have time to comment on this platform yamasenteniya uDube has had his fair share or let me say his benefited enough from idegree yakhe ye Russia .At 81 fanele ngabe sengu manager eplazini or erizeva coz ngezake silimise umntu ole 20+20+20+20+1 years hayibo.
We have well educated youths in this country at what age will they b given the chance to use their fresh minds in developing their country.One dsnt have to be very very old for him or her to be employed . Progressive minded people will never support such economic destruction recipe Mr Mhondi is making for the nation.

Big Dhara Munhu Mukuru 4 days ago

@Thembi What a shame.... asikanaaaaa. You have forgotten the likes of Mugabe who ruined Zim. Nelson Mandela retired and he was praised by the world coz they knew African leaders love to die in power. Kule Dube is an Old horse that can only be ridden by kids, A Performer knows when its time to get off stage

xxx 5 days ago

Zanu PF for ED


4 days ago

Elders 4ED
Harahwa 4ED

Mhondoro 5 days ago

Ndopamunoti munyika hamuna mabasa. Vana vanoshanda kupi ivo ana sekuru varivo varikuramba vachiwana mabasa. Sekuru ipaiwo muzukuru wenyu mukana ashandewo. Inga makaita Mari kare wani.


Party Youth (53) 5 days ago

@ jinn
@ fuhrer
@ age ain't nuffin
if u say the age of retirement should be btwn 60-65 ...
then what would would happen to our leaders, both in the party ,SOES and govt?
I think yr statements boarder on treason, sedition and mischievous subterfuge.
You should e sharing a cell with Sikhala and those Budiriro sell outs!
pasi neMhanduuuuu!


Jinn 4 days ago

That's why you are a party youth at (53)

Oppressed 4 days ago

@ party youth ngukhul'wakho yini wakhanya utshinga kangaka.

Onlooker 4 days ago

Party youth ole53yrs ngabe ulengqondo mhlawumbe ngabe ungu khansila ekhaya kini manje brain dololo

mbare 5 days ago

go get your degrees ndo Saka you ran away from school when you were Young ,what do you have zero APA you are very young you say age age dull people,, go back to School this elder has a nice paycheque every month owe unoswera Uri PA pindula eating delele ne chimodo ....yenda unotanga kudzidza you are very young ndosaka munebana ma 14 APA awuna kana cent rombe


50K 4 days ago

Haa 81 apera mdhara uyo vanhu vava paage yekufa ava vanonetsa they don't care much about the welfare of future generations coz they know kuti vanenge vafa kudhara so they don't bother much or put effort pazvinhu zvaanoziva kuti anenge asisipo


Chamhamha 4 days ago

NRZ and Tshiga D are 6 and 9 zvakangofanana very old
Ummmh but face yaTshiga yakashinga hamawee


Chamhamha 4 days ago

NRZ and Tshiga D are 6 and 9 zvakangofanana very old
Ummmh but face yaTshiga yakashinga hamawee


Tk 4 days ago

kkkkk taur hko chamhamha


4 days ago

So the parastatals are now the old peoples home? What new ideas can come from that dead hippo? Please let's send Zanu pf out of line forever 2023


Zimunya Mbereka 4 days ago

Ko tinomurambirei iye akangoenzana naDambudzo kkkk vakafudza vese mombe .Kupolice nekuArmy vari kumanikidzwa kusiya basa at 50 😁😁


Observer 4 days ago

In New Zealand a 44yr old has taken over the top job, here we are recycling grannies......... We cursed as a nation. Especially when we still have those what.what 4ED


4 days ago

Verengai madununu zvikunzi minisita vaMhoni vakiritisayizva pamusana peku apoyinda vaTshinga Dube vanemakore ekuberekwa anosvika iwo 81 kuti ashande sebhodi memba kukhambani yenjanji inofamba zvitima. Zvakadaro kana uchifunga kuti wakaita desizhini yakanaka uri mdeed far que🤣🤣


Reader 4 days ago

😎🤣🤣🤣🤣 vaudze futi maZanoids.They are busy crafting cartels and destroying our country.

gora 4 days ago

makorokoto amhlophe congratulations


individual 5 4 days ago

Mirai muone richinzi ravata pabasa..


Huruyadzo 4 days ago

🤣🤣😂😂😂😂Maihweeee zvanguuuuuu hhahaha

Kiti 4 days ago

Militarization of the parastatal


Hwenje 4 days ago

Rovai basa mudhara ndimi munhu wacho akakodzera ipapo... Pamberi neZanu pf bato rine zvido zvevanhu pamoyo


Bhora mberi 4 days ago

Hapana kwatiri kuyenda apa


kkkk 4 days ago

Siyanai nanasekuru vazorore achitamba nevazukuru pirizi. Vangamutse nrz nekuchembera kwayaita ikoko


zzzz 4 days ago

achembera uyo


Moonlight 4 days ago

Shooo


simboti 4 days ago

ummm ma1 chaiwo , ndaona vasainiswa madocuments avasingagone kuverenga .

..N.R.Zhet


Tateguru 4 days ago

Kumbe uTshinga watshinga waze waAppointwa


Jinn 4 days ago

Vele kukhanya udume ngokutshinga uKhulu.

4 days ago

ko Joe Biden ambori nemakore manganiko murikungotaura zvaDube? musiyei ashande munhu anozorora nekufa
Mdhara anogona kunge atori nemwana Ari ku ECD


4 days ago

Ket the ancestors enjoy live whilst there are alive 😁😁😁


Gudo 4 days ago

Moti chidhara anenge Huma pane chinobuda


Vesto 4 days ago

The rationale behind the world acknowledged retirement age of between 60 and 65 is that the mental faculties of a human being are low beyond that age. Similarly in jobs that require peak mental and physical coordination, such as military and police, retirement is mandatory at 45-50 years, because the body reaction time is no longer at its peak. There are reasons why Chief Executive Officers have 2-3 terms at the helm of a corporate organisation.

It is only in Zimbabwe where for instance our current VP was still on the job at 78. It is only in Zimbabwe where a Commissioner of Police (Chihuri) was in office for 28 years. It is only in Zimbabwe where judges are permitted to sit on the bench at 70/75, and a Chief Justice can doze on the bench at 75.

Even in homes, sekuru @70 is nominally the head, but younger people make decisions.

Making Tshinga Dude a corporate director @81 is diabolical and counterproductive.


4 days ago

Joe Biden is over 80 but is the president of the US

Vesto 4 days ago

@noname, I deliberately left out politicians because politics is work. Politicians are a breed apart.

Reference to our current VP @76 should have been clearer. It was in reference to his being an Army General at 76, which is ridiculous. A 76 year old cannot run 100m in 30 seconds, let alone march 10km with a backpack.

In short politics is not work, maybe I should also add religious leadership into that category

stallion 4 days ago

Nyika inovakwa nevaridzi vayo full stop


Zuze 4 days ago

Yaaa, shuwa ndosaka Zimbabwe iri kudzokera kumas****. Tiri kuisa harahwa mberi. Unofunga kuti tingavakirwe sky scraper neharahwa iyoyi yakakura iri mukamba kemapano kakajegerwa nedanda?

shy 4 days ago

hello


Joker🤡 Mushurugwi 4 days ago

Vadhara 4ED
Takananga kupi senyika😂


Zuze 4 days ago

.... kumawere 😡😡🤬

Here 4 days ago

Tshinga Dube is not 81 thts a lie.


Zuze 4 days ago

Are you suggesting he is 18?

citizen 4 days ago

ko mheni dzochengetwa nani kumusha?⛈⛈⚡


4 days ago

Namai vako

4 days ago

Soo what are you saying in African societies grey white hair means wisdom. Like the president, technologically hamenoo lets wait and see


Zuze 4 days ago

waitand see ... while Tshinga Dube calcifies and fossilises in office?
🤣🤣🤣

@tee 4 days ago

Thus country needs fresh minds not these old forbs who are hopeless in terms of development.....


Paul Piki 4 days ago

Kusvika maakugona kuremekedza vakuru. Munongoti wadhara- wadhara kudii. Munodii kuitao madhara. Nemukanwa menyu imomo havakupei chance


Zuze 4 days ago

Zvimwe zvinhu zvinoda young and fresh minds. Do you seriously think that by the time he retires from the NRZ Board @84 he would have proposed bullet trains and wide-gauge railway tracks and underground commuter trains for Harare and Bulawayo?

Nguva yemazongororo yakapfuura @Paul piki. Nguva yekutamba netsoka Paul achienda kuDamascus yakapfuura 2 centuries ago. Ngatifambidzane nenguva. Hatikure tichidzokera s****.

**** 4 days ago

kuisa chauruka mu office ...pakashingwa apo ... imagine him saying l have chosen my best pic referring tu that one ,🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣bhuruuu


Dube's great grand son 4 days ago

kodwa khulu sizayekela njani ukubhema i crystal meth lina lifuna ukuyatshugula espanno....lokutshontsha asisoze siyekele ngoba asila plan


Ndux Malax 4 days ago

Chimpanzee pachigaro


pvc 4 days ago

ko face ndiyo iri kuita basa here

Zuze 4 days ago

Aiwa hazvo, asi uyu ukaseenza naye ungangobatwa nebuka

dube 4 days ago

haaa handifunge kuti mai vakazvara mwana uyu vapenyu kuzvara zvakadai africa yakaoma


Zuze 4 days ago

hauna kumboona Enos Chikoore iwe kana Maurice Nyagumbo!!!!

Yaaaa, kune varume vakashata, kushata zvekushata zviye. Vakaimbwa naTuku kuti vane face dzinenge chain dzegejo dzakaunganidzwa.
🤣🤣🤣🤣

Herts 4 days ago

Perence Shiri was number one ugliest guy l ve ever seen🤣🤣🤣🤣

4 days ago

Anoera chii ko gudo uyu


Mbizi 4 days ago

Dube is Mbizi, chimamamabhanzi

mmmmmm 4 days ago

zvimwe zvinhu so maone i mary go round


Duve 4 days ago

Ndoma funniz chaivo aya apa ka Russian College kacho kaHerentials College keikoko


Jenet J 4 days ago

And you expect bullet trains? @ 100 -39 years,Mr Stateman intervene.

Graduates4EconomicDevelopment wat a shame

Vote for real change guys,


??? 4 days ago

kkk anzi ambodyawo pamazuva mashoma asara


Tshinga Dube 4 days ago

Im 24 years old dnt disrespect me


@Tshinga Dube 4 days ago

Only 4 months one week before I clock 82 years


@Tshinga Dube 4 days ago

At mearly 82 Im still a teenager


Super patriot 4 days ago

Surely we are just complaining but its all the same Tshinga Dube & NRZ are one and the same especially if you take into consideration the calibre of our leaders at government level Even if you put a young man with the requisite qualifications at NRZ he wont achieve much because of interference from those at the helm in government itself unless kana yatova nyaya yekuti chimbopaiwo vechidiki vambodyawo Because with this government in its current form development per se is a pipe dream


Firelady 3 days ago

Baba ava ihandsome ndati 😏


Bright 3 days ago

Kkkkkkk asi vanhu tsvee ktaura zve Nrz take take ne face yemudhara uyo


Firelady 3 days ago

Zvinebasa rei zveNRZ andikwire chitima ini ndinenge ndachiwanirepiko chitungwiza ayinanjanji


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