We will definitely get you: MPs tell ‘Robin Hoodist’
by: Parliament Correspondent
PARLIAMENT has revealed that it will soon subpoena Zimbabwe Youth Council (ZYC) boss Livingston Dzikira over the ZIMDEF scandal after he absconded an appearance before the House on Thursday.
Dzikira was scheduled to appear before the Portfolio Committee on Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment chaired by Mayor Wadyajena.
Instead, youth ministry bureaucrats showed-up with Dzikira nowhere to be seen.
Wadyajena expressed his displeasure on the unsanctioned appearance by the ministry officials led by permanent secretary George Magosvongwe.
“As we sit we feel ambushed,” said the legislator.
“You responded saying you could not appear until you were done with pre-budget consultations and had submitted your bid, but here you are.
“You can present but we are not prepared to react. We were expecting the Zimbabwe Youth Council.”
Wadyajena added: If you see Mr Dzikira, tell him we are summoning him and he can’t avoid us anymore. We need him to explain himself on his story.”
Dzikira is implicated in the ZIMDEF scandal in which Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo siphoned at least $430,000 together with his deputy Godfrey Gandawa.
None of the accused have disputed that the money was taken. Instead, they justified their actions by claiming the public resources were used to fund Zanu PF activities.
Dzikira, a known ruling party loyalist, received 100,000 litres of fuel bought by money from the abused ZimDef.
He has since reacted in the media saying the fuel was handed over to the Zanu PF Youth League and further claiming investigations by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission were rooted in factional politics.
The ZYU is an umbrella body for youth organisations and has become infamous for being used by Zanu PF in the partisan distribution of resources allocated for young Zimbabweans.