Murder, underage sex and fraud: ‘Mafia boss’ Didymus Mutasa faces a slew of charges

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Cde Didymus Mutasa

Itai Mazire
Zanu-PF Manicaland province has instituted proceedings to have former Presidential Affairs Minister Didymus Mutasa arrested on allegations of murder, corruption, abuse of office, fraud, and sexual abuse of underage girls.Cde Mutasa, once the influential ruling party secretary for administration, is now an ordinary member of Zanu-PF after being linked to the cabal that last year tried to unseat President Mugabe.

Zanu-PF Manicaland province tasked a team led by Zanu-PF secretary for legal affairs Cde Patrick Chinamasa to investigate and prepare a report to be submitted to the police on Mutasa’s alleged illegal activities over the past few years.

It is understood that Mutasa used his official positions to allegedly act with impunity over the years.

Addressing hundreds of party supporters at Vengere Hall in Rusape last Friday, Cde Chinamasa, a lawyer by training, said his team was probing allegations of sexual abuse, corruption and violence.

He said they had so far unearthed evidence showing Mutasa infiltrated the police in Manicaland to ensure all criminal reports made against him died a stillbirth.

Zanu-PF Politburo member Cde Oppah Muchinguri, who attended the meeting, said once the investigations were complete a police report would be made.

“We have cases of sexual abuse, fraud, and abuse of party and Government funds. He (Mutasa) was allocating A2 farms illegally to his girlfriends and relatives,” said Cde Muchinguri.

“Cde Chinamasa, who is a legal expert, is heading a special task force that is now finalising its findings on these allegations that has been brought to our attention by the people.

“It is said he was abusing underage girls from the local secondary schools. Police reports were  made on these cases and from our findings we have noted that the dockets have disappeared.

“He was so powerful and investigating officers would be transferred from local police stations if they attempted to look into reports made against him.

“He was operating as a mafia boss and people were beaten up around the Makoni area. We understand that his lieutenants are said to have killed a man and the body was later found in a dam at his farm. He is said to be the one who ordered the kill.

“He would adopt young girls and end up sleeping with them, and as we speak one of the girls (name withheld) has sired a child with him. We are also going to look at all the farms he distributed to his lovers and whites.”

Manicaland Provincial Affairs Minister Mandi Chimene said her office, together with other departments, had since repossessed 12 farms Mutasa had illegally allocated to white farmers.

“He was protecting a clique of white farmers around the Headlands area who were staying on gazetted farms. We have since retaken them for proper distribution.

“Mutasa with the aid of his bodyguards who operated under the party’s youth group dubbed Simudza Makoni physically assaulted party members. We have Cde Chitura who was beaten by these thugs; she almost died.

“We have since established that he is collecting US$8 500 monthly from party properties. The money is being collected by one Mandi Majoni, his alleged girlfriend.”

According to information gathered by The Sunday Mail, illegal land allocations to his lovers and friends by Mutasa are said to have begun in 2005 when was appointed Minister of State for National Security, Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement in the President’s Office.

Cde Chinamasa said the Manicaland Province executive was expecting the next Politburo meeting to endorse their call to have Mutasa fired from the ruling party.

“He committed a series of offences. He is probably sick, he still claims to be the secretary for administration. We noted that in his statement published in the private media that our congress was illegal.

“Mutasa further says that we are corrupt and have a record of being a violent party. It is shocking he is the one who has blood on his hands. People in Makoni know who the father of violence is. He is the one butchered people here who soiled the party’s name through his gang Simudza Makoni.

“He is undermining the authority of President Mugabe and we will not sit and watch him continue with his behavior,” he said.

Mutasa’s mobile phone went unanswered when The Sunday Mail sought his comment yesterday.


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  • oolbw

    This is purely a case of sour grapes, why now? This has always been the conduct of ZANU PF top brass, to turn around and single out Mutasa because he has stood up to the ills of the regime is insincerity of the highest order!

    • Ignorant

      Sincerity in politics, c’mon you can’t be serious LMAO

      • Rangwani Mutsikaziso

        In politics there are no permanent friends or enemies only permanent interest… Hazvishamisi kundiona ini Dzaps being a staunch ZANU PF supporter singing for my supper …..

    • Cde Chinyau-sunzi

      In law we have a maxim which says the sun does not set for justice! The “why now?“ therefore falls away!

      • Doctor Kumusha

        I think u missing the point here and using that maxim inappropriately. Why now? This is not a question about delayed justice but corruption. If sum1 is being protected of his evil doings due to the fact that he is political figure but only get exposed after falling out with the party, what benefit does it give to the society? the damage is already done and all those in the same offices are looting.So really why now? whats the point? what is the motive?

        • Wayfarer

          Besides, the exposure of Mutasa after the cover of power has been removed tells us less about Mutasa than all those who are still covered by power and protected from public scrutiny over their actuons and abuses of power. It tells us about the real state of our leadership.

  • Kusvikazvanaka

    Give me an example of a clean guy in Zanu Pf….They are all corrupt murderers who deserve nothing but jail terms

  • Sugarfoot01

    But you said these guys were guilty of attempting to eliminate the Pres., isn’t that a bigger crime. Just nail this guy on that one and that’s it.

  • mpengo

    Great insight on how ZANUPF works!


    Just multiply this by the number of people in power, and you know on average how prevalent it is.

  • prof

    This is real bullshit. You knew all these, why now? u want to intimidate him and others that if u stand up against ZanuPF, this what we can do. what message are u sending? That as a long as u are Zanu PF u can commit crime with impunity. Why cant u expend all this energy in fixing up the many problems that have bedeviled our society (man-made).

  • dubes

    Crd Kasukuwere which of the above allegations are you also not guilty of?

  • Aliphelithemba

    Let the long arm of the law take its course .From the moment that he duped the entire nation on Chinhoyi Rock Diesel saga this charlatan has been such a liability to the party and government.

  • muzimba

    Itai mazire give us a break. Were you employed yesterdae ne sunday mail. If not why didnt you report this rubbish long back.let me tell you kare haagare arikare. Chimwe nechimwe chinemguva yacho. Dont join the circus. Be a professional reporter.

  • Themba Nkabinde

    So instead of resolving our economic problems Chinamasa is set to waste time on imaginary “accusations”. As for corruption please don’t go to that one. The Mutasa camp obviousy know more about the corrupt activities of the “other ” faction.

  • Peter Kufahakuurayi

    Asi pazvaaitika zvese izvi maivepi veduwee? hamufungi here kuti kunyarara kwamakaita pese apa nemiwo maiva kudivi rimwe na muDydmus? Nhasi makutaura nekuti haachisiri kudivi renyu. We cant be fooled guys, makafanana mese

  • GeorgeBachinche

    The proper agency to I vestiges criminal acts are the Polie whether Chinamasa is. A trained lawyer or Oppah is whatever she is does, the have no authority to investigate or to instigate a criminal investigation. What is the difference between Chinamasa and Oppah and this so called Chimene. They Re all the same, ZANU pf politicians and possibly committed similar offences

  • Nhakambuya

    Asi mazviziva nhasi here zvamunotaura izvi? There are more dangerous who know a serious crime has been committed but hold on to it to use it to manipulate and intimidate adversaries