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Energy ministers Mavhaire, Mutezo fired for Corruption & Funding Mujuru

HARARE, December 9 – Energy minister Dzikamai Mavhaire and his deputy Munacho Mutezo have been dismissed from government on allegations of corruption, state media reported on Tuesday.

The two were reportedly handed letters of dismissal on Monday.

They were both not immediately available to comment on Tuesday.

However, The Herald reported that the two confirmed that they had been relieved of their duties.

“Yes, it’s true the two of us have been sacked. The letter was sent to me last night and I signed for it,” Mavhaire said.

The two stand accused of looting thousands of dollars from power utility ZESA to fund personal and political projects.

State media have repeatedly alleged that both Mavhaire and Mutezo belong to a ruling party faction led by embattled vice president Joice Mujuru, whose own position in government in uncertain after President Robert Mugabe accused her of plotting to unseat him.

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