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Bhasikiti pursues full-time farming

AXED Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti has decided to forget about politics and concentrate on farming, saying he now wants to improve the food situation in the country in line with Zanu PF’s economic blue print, Zim Asset.


Bhasikiti was relieved of his duties just over a week ago by President Robert Mugabe over his alleged involvement in former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s “Gamatox” faction that is accused of plotting to oust the Zanu PF leader.

He was replaced by Gutu senator Shuvai Mahofa who was part of the team that plotted the downfall of Mujuru together with First Lady Grace Mugabe.

“I have decided to stop making any political comments,” Bhasikiti said.

“You can ask me about how many bags of fertilisers I have applied per day. I will now concentrate on farming and produce food for the country in line with Zim Asset.”

A statement by Chief Secretary in the President‘s Office Misheck Sibanda said Bhasikiti was fired for “conduct inconsistent with his prescribed duties and functions.”

Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa last Saturday alleged Bhasikiti was ousted for raising funds to oust Mugabe at the behest of Mujuru.
Mnangagwa said the former provincial affairs minister secured the funding from lowveld sugar producer Tongaat Hulett and the country’s sole lithium producer, Bikita Minerals, to fund a Mujuru covert operation against Mugabe.

Bhasikiti has however vehemently denied the allegations, describing Mnangagwa as a pathetic liar. He said he was a loyal Mugabe supporter who, when he was still a member of the politburo, wrote a thesis on the veteran leader’s leadership. He said that alone was evidence that he had unquestionable loyalty to Mugabe.

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