Police say they are hunting for Mutodi’s co-conspirators

The ZRP officers investigating Energy Mutodi, have revealed that they are hunting for Mutodi’s co-conspirators as the businessman was not working alone. Mutodi, who is a known ally of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, was arrested on Thursday night after a Facebook post in which he suggested that a coup was possible if President Robert Mugabe was not careful in choosing his successor. He was charged with causing disaffection among defence forces. Mutodi is expected to appear in court today.

Detective Inspector Josephat Chitumbura told magistrate Elisha Singano,

Investigations carried out so far have established that there is a concerted effort by an organised syndicate of high-powered people working in cahoots with the accused, which we are still working to establish.

Police are still working with digital forensic analysts to recover additional material from the accused’s Facebook account, with a view to pressing additional charges

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Energy Mutodi is a controversial Harare businessman, Sungura musician, politician who is also an academic. He rose to prominence in 2012 when he released his debut album Simbi Yamudhara. He was accused of swindling money from civil servants through his housing co-operative, National Housing Development Trust Zimbabwe. He also took on board members of the Utakataka Express into his own band which was formerly led by the late Tongai Moyo which is now led by his son, Peter Moyo only a few weeks after he had vowed to support Peter after the death of Tongai. Read More

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a politician and member of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF). He was appointed as the country’s Vice president in December 2014. He had been a cabinet Minister since Zimbabwe attained independence in 1980.

He is also the Minister of Justice for Zimbabwe. Read More

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