CID Probe Mnangagwa, VP Faces 39 Cases of Fraud

The Zimbabwe Republic Police’s Criminal Investigations Department is investigating VP Emmerson Mnangagwa’s role in the mismanagement and looting of Zanu PF’s business empire, leading to its collapse, in what is seen as part of President Robert Mugabe’s succession war.

It has emerged that the police are investigating 39 cases of fraud, meaning the vice president could face up to 39 counts.

Meanwhile, President Robert Mugabe has accused his inner circle of plotting to oust him through fomenting economic turmoil, but warned they would be exposed, insisting he was not ready to relinquish power.

Mugabe set the cat among the pigeons, when he told hundreds of mourners at the burial of the late Maria Msika at the National Heroes Acre yesterday that his lieutenants in Zanu PF were behind the worsening economic crisis in an effort to force him into retirement.

In a tone that has seen Zimbabwe’s economic crisis being turned into factional and succession issue, Mugabe urged his loyalists to expose his supposed lieutenants gone rogue and eyeing his post.