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ZANU PF MPs Join In Questioning The Zimbabwe-Belarus Firetrucks Deal

ZANU PF MPs Join In Questioning The Zimbabwe-Belarus Firetrucks Deal

ZANU PF members of Parliament (MPs) have joined opposition legislators in questioning the rationale of the firetrucks deal signed between Zimbabwe and Belarus which requires local authorities to import the vehicles. Each truck is priced at US$464 296.

The deal was strongly castigated by the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) which said Local Government and Public Works Minister, July Moyo had imposed the deal on local government authorities. 

The unclear arrangement, which July Moyo said was a “government-to-government” agreement, could cost the councils over US$32 million with each truck being sold at US$464 296 each. 

Meanwhile, there are reports that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s associate, Alyaksandr (Alexander) Zingman is the ultimate beneficiary of the deal.

This Thursday, ZANU PF MPs also expressed reservations over the deal.

ZANU PF MP Rushinga Tendai Nyabani asked the Minister if all local authorities had requested that there be fire extinguisher tenders considering that they were not a priority for some. Nyabani said:

If you look at other local authorities, especially in rural areas, what is important for them are riggers. In rural areas, for example in Rushinga, fire outbreak can happen after a long time, like two years.

What is important is water. So does it mean that all our local authorities really want fire tenders?  If possible we can ask them as to how important these are to them?

ZANU PF’s Chipinge South MP Enock Porusingazi shared the same sentiments. He asked Local Government and Public Works Deputy Minister Marian Chombo:

My question to the Hon Minister is that the fire tenders she is talking about – are they all the same like a one-size-fits-all approach or you have considered the different needs of the councils?

For example Chipinge Rural District Council, can it take a fire tender which is similar to Harare and Bulawayo? Did you also look at the capacity for making the repayments? From the resources that they have in Chipinge, can they match the capacity to pay back compared to Harare?

Why did you not consider the different sizes of the towns, a small town getting a smaller vehicle? There is no need to have a fire tender with an 80- metre boom in some of these small towns which have no high rise buildings.

CCC’s Harare North MP Rusty Markham demanded evidence that councils asked for the fire tenders.

Chombo’s responses failed to impress the parliamentarians who demanded that her boss July Moyo should instead come and defend the deal.

These questions being asked suggest that Parliament was not aware of the deal and, therefore, begs the question, “how did the minister strike the deal?”

The debate is expected to continue next week.

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17 Comments

Tozivepiko 1 month ago

Zanu-Pf's looting through July Pomona Moyo not the targeted sanctions has made our lives unbearable.


Pomona 1 month ago

kuba kunonakidza asi kana choputika zvinondzvisa tsitsi, kikikikiki


dispenser 1 month ago

This one even if he goes to exile he want to be followed. Tinodzingwa musoro wake chaiwo .An evil man rejoicing over corruption at the expense of our suffering. # don't forget vote CCC fr change


c 1 month ago

pakaipa apoo zvabuda pachena vanonyepera ma sanctions ivovachiuraya nyika havo this tym chakachaya vakuru be ruling party varikuita huori through July Pomona Belarus moyo


Da Truth 1 month ago

July Belarus Moyo haasi iye anenyaya pane arikuseri kwake look through the glass read between the lines of politics 😂😬 musaonera pedyo .July Belarus Pomona is a puppet the show master is there.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

It is good that fellow MPs from the mighty ZANU PF are also questioning dubious deals.

NO BAD DEED MUST GO UNPUNISHED

Yours faithfully
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[THE ORIGINAL BUSH LAWYER]


Concerned 1 month ago

Ko iye ED, akangonyarara why,


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Gayigusi 1 month ago

What is ZAAC waiting for?


Maravaza 1 month ago

The gvt must sanitize itself by setting up a commission to look into these July Moyo scandals, this has a negative effect in this forthcoming 2023 polls


zmuzimba 1 month ago

chombo akanyura nazvo izvi chikunguru ngangware apo


Jack Bauer 1 month ago

CHIKUNGURU BELARUS POMONA MOYO 🤣🤣🤣


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

July Moyo needs to be investigated by ZACC...


Ginious 1 month ago

no he needs to be fired and prisoned

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

This is the type of a parliament which citizens have been yearning for, for a long time where Parliamentarians debate issues not in accordance with their political affiliations, but according to facts availed.

This Belarus/Zimbabwe Firefighter trucks deal seems to be embroidered in unclear waters. Is it true that the keyboard player in this deal, Alyasandr Zingman is befriended to His Excellency Advocate President ED Mnangagwa ? Question mark nga.

Why is that the Minister of Local Government does not readily avail himself for question time in parliament to answer questions to clear the smoke which is thundering in this deal ?

Why does ZACC wait to be unleashed insteady of springing on its own and investigate this deal ?

NYIKA INO YOURAWA NEVENE VAYO VANA MAZVIMBAKUPA.

ADVOCATE NELSON CHAMISA WEEE !!!!!

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


c 1 month ago

CCC real change


gweta 1 month ago

July "Chikunguru" Pomona, Harare Pumps, Belarus, Redcliff Hotel, Debt Collector Moyo, ndiye the same here wekudyiwa pama elections na grave digger. Kana ari iye, its not suprising ajayira zve back door.


Majority Rule 1 month ago

Zacc it's a social entity,loud for nothing.Zacc goes for small issues,big issues are swept under the carpet



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