Tsvangirai ‘Faces Arrest At UK Airport For Fraud’
LONDON – Former Zimbabwe Prime Minister, Morgan Richard Tsvangirai, faces a sinister plot to arrest him on fraud charges when he jets into London this later month ZimEye can exclusively reveal.
ZimEye has uncovered a sinister plot to arrest the opposition leader for fraud, relating to the theft of approximately £57,000 through the Chaora executive that incidentally the current chairman Mr Tonderayi Samanyanga was a member of. Accusations of fraud were leveled against the then Chaora executive in 2010 by several members who included the vocal, South East District. This led to an investigation by Harvest House with the resulting report, the Sipepa-Nkomo document not being published. The investigations resulted in the dissolution of the Chaora executive which led to the 2011 Leeds congress.
Detailed video and audio recordings including documents revealing the fraud allegations were on their way to be presented to UK police on Friday. In 2011, it was admitted by Mr Sipepa-Nkomo that thousands of subscriptions were indeed mis-handled by the Harare office under Mr Tsvangirai’s direct control.
The decision by senior MDC-T executives not to publish the report led to mistrust in the diaspora. Failure by Tsvangirai to address the issue of legal structures in the UK & Ireland also led to a despondent diaspora.
A source in the MDC UK & Ireland who declined to be named for fear of victimisation said “Tsvangirai can suppress the Sipepa-Nkomo report in Zimbabwe but here in the UK we only need one card carrying member to go to the police and report the fraud. We gave Tsvangirai three years to make the report public.” Asked whether a report had been filed with UK police the source gave this reporter a cheeky grin and said “I cannot get into that. I’ve told you too much already.”
Upon learning of Mr Tsvangirai’s intention to address a rival meeting a week prior to the scheduled Douglas Mwonzora and Thabitha Khumalo shindig that he [Tsvangirai] sanctioned,ZimEye decided to investigate why Mr Tonderai Samanyanga, the head of the now defunct MDC UK & Ireland province, would seek to suck Mr Tsvangirai into this fractious factional debacle.
Asked why the MDC in the UK had waited this long to report the matter to the police the source said “When Tsvangirai was a Prime Minister, he was untouchable because he had diplomatic immunity. Now he is an ordinary citizen he can be forced to account for his actions.” The source went on to say “There are people in the UK structure who he [Tsvangirai] thinks are loyal but they are just making a fool of him. Even Mugabe doesn’t take sides in factions.”
If a fraud case has indeed has been reported to British police then, Mr Tsvangirai who is expected to fly into Great Britain next week could be arrested and charged under section four of the Fraud Act 2006 for Abuse of position. He could also be charged under section seven of the same law for “Failure to disclose information” which is the Sipepa Nkomo report.
Mr Tsvangirai’s intended visit has not been without controversy. Another source has informedZimEye that the MDC president will be welcomed with “…a mass demonstration.” Tsvangirai can expect to be grilled for his decision to get into the July 31 fraudulent election when the original security roadmap had not been adhered to by the Mugabe regime. He will face further embarrassment over what some have termed his “open zip policy” as well as what appears to be blatant nepotism in the awarding of his uncle Hebson Makuvise, an ambassadorial role. Makuvise is particularly unpopular in the UK because he was also implicated in the £57,000 fraud.