HARARE – TSTnews can exclusively reveal the owner of Mashurugwi, a ruthless and lawless machete wielding gangs which specialise in terrorising small scale gold miners with impunity.
By Tenda Chinemago
“The owner of Mashurugwi is Owen Muda Ncube who wrote form 4 in 1985 and failed dismally but has been President Mnangagwa’s hit man for a long time,” alleges Goodman Musariri.
Musariri who is a Zanu PF leader in Mazowe told TSTnews that wherever there is gold, the trained gangs of Owen Ncube, the current Minister of State Security and the Mnangagwa family are sent with consent of the Central Intelligence.
The young politician told TSTnews that the President of Zimbabwe allegedly targets to get 10 percent from every mineral claim and mill in Zimbabwe.
His claims concur with allegations made by Savior Kasukuwere’s brother, Dickson Mafios at a rally in 2017 soon after the dismissal of Mnangagwa as Vice President, asking the former president to probe illegal gold mining done by the current leader.
Musariri alleges that President Mnangagwa assembled Mashurugwi in Kwekwe, some are referred to as Al Shabab and they are the Zanu PF leader’s fall back civilian army should impeachment arise or another military operation is rolled out against him.
TSTnews learnt that the deployment of Minister Kazembe Kazembe who is close to the president is for him to allegedly make sure that the mashurugwi are not arrested.
Impeccable sources within the ruling party told TSTnews that the president has a vast empire and is allegedly the richest person in Zimbabwe who has a war chest that he built from illegal gold proceeds.