Chaos mars Zim SA business forum as Tajamuka disrupts event

June 23 2017 – THERE was drama on  (today) Thursday, in Johannesburg following the arrival of  vice president  Emmerson Mnangagwa,  for a Zimbabwe-South Africa Investment Conference, when SA based activists forced, the conference to be  moved from to another hotel.

Tajamuka managed to convince management at Radisson Blue Hotel in Sandton yesterday  to cancel the event , claiming Mnangagwa wanted to use it to fundraise for the ruling Zanu PF party’s 2018 election campaign.

Mnangagwa is leading a high-powered delegation comprising of Cabinet ministers and captains of industry at the conference, running under the theme: Ease of Doing Business in Zimbabwe.

According to sources,  management at Radisson “reconsidered Tajamuka’s request to move” forcing the event to be  moved to  another hotel, with the organisation describing the  initiative “as nothing but a money-making scheme.”

“As a government, they have failed to account for $15 billion and with no shame Zim-SA Forum hosts such an event in a foreign land. We urge the delegates to not proceed with this event or we will make sure that we stop it,”says  Shelton Chiyangwa of #Tajamuka Movement told African News Agency.

” On Friday, if they converge, we shall be there. They refuse a diaspora ballot box and yet they want us to come and pay our hard earned cash to a regime who beats our parents, brothers and sisters to vote for them. They loot each and every second of our resources and never tire,” added an irate Chiyangwa.

“Who have they come for in South Africa? There isn’t any ease of running a business in Zimbabwe. We clearly view this conference as a money making scheme by the Zim-SA Fforum. How do they justify the R50 000 they are charging to dine with Mnangagwa? .

Tajamuka, which has vowed to disrupt the conference today (Friday) has pencilled another march to SA’s Zimbabwean Embassy on the 27th. – ANA/ reporter