Exiled Politician Professor Jonathan Moyo has made sensational claims that Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister SB Moyo’s Personal Assistant is still on the government payroll but she last reported for duty in February. Moyo in a long thread made his case and further made allegations that SB Moyo was or is having an affair with his PA allegations that were dismissed by Moyo’s wife Justice Loice Matanda Moyo to Zim Morning Post last week.
In his Twitter thread, Professor Moyo said:
@MinisterSBMoyo‘s PA Lynette Mahlaba has been AWOL from circa Feb 2020 & not seen at the Ministry since lockdown. Staff say she’s training for posting in SA or on maternity leave. Truth is SB lied to wifey that he fired his PA in Feb yet he moved her to a Kuda Tagwirei bldg!
The Kuda Tagwirei bldg is on 11 Argyle Drive, Newlands, Harare. That’s where @MinisterSBMoyo, who has a private office there, has literally been hiding his PA from his wife, under the false pretext that he fired her in Feb; yet she’s still with him on the Ministry’s payroll!
It is an open secret in the foreign affairs ministry that @MinisterSBMoyois in a relationship with his PA. Things came to a head in Feb when SB’s wife said she didn’t want to see the PA at the Ministry. SB then moved her to a Tagwirei bldg, but lied that he had fired her!
It is not clear what work, if any, @MinisterSBMoyo‘s PA has been doing over the last nine months from a Tagwirei bldg; save that she has been drawing her salary from Foreign Affairs, where she is supposed to have been fired by SB; who also has an office in the Tagwirei bldg!
Another blur on Lynette Mahlaba’s extant employment situation is that a CV she posted on her LinkedIn status shows she holds two jobs: one since 2012 as the Project Coordinator at “With Love Foundation”, she cofounded & another (undescribed) since 2014 with Foreign Affairs!
It is no surprise that @MinisterSBMoyo hid Lynnette Mahlaba in a Tagwirei bldg. Since becoming foreign minister, SB has been Tagwirei’s dark business partner. They’ve done dodgy deals, like the SOTIC/NOIC USD 1,2bn scam; in which USD 12m was pocketed as “1% arrangement fee
…..The SOTIC/NOIC scam is relevant to the #SBMoyoSexScandal, as it explains the context in which SB was able to hide Lynnette Mahlaba in Tagwirei’s Newlands bldg for nine months; while she has been AWOL at the Ministry, after SB lied to his wife that he had fired his PA!
After SB hid his AWOL PA at a Tagwirei bldg in Feb he started to criminally abuse his office & to manipulate staff promotion protocols to get his PA who is at PAO level, appointed at Deputy Ambassador level in SA by dislodging Tendai Mudambo in Cape Town, as Consul General!
To dislodge Ms Tendai Mudambo – the Consul General – to aid his AWOL PA marooned in Tagwirei’s Newlands hideout, SB connived with Sifelani Tarwirei, the finance officer & Hilbert Mada, the CIO liaison officer, at the Cape Town Consulate to fabricate a case against Mudambo!
….Just last Tuesday,@MinisterSBMoyo upped the ante against Ms Mudambo, Zim’s Consul General in Cape Town & got Zim’s Ambassador to SA, David Hamadziripi, to go to Cape Town to investigate Mudambo, on charges trumped up by Tarwirei & CIO’s Mada; maliciously prompted by SB!
….When I first raised the #SBMoyoSexScandal here, there was a noisy reaction from SB quarters. Most of it was ignorant & crap. While I understood where @nickmangwana & @VascoDaGappah were coming from; they were personal & focused on the forest, at the expense of the trees!Some like @iMisred & @caesarzvayi baldly denied the maternity story & vowed they knew where Lynnette Mahlaba lives. Caesar announced he is her neighbour. But when you are said to be staying at a guest house or a hotel, it does not mean you don’t have a home where you live!As I type this, Harare Mayor @JMafume is in jail without bail, as if he is charged for a capital crime; when he’s alleged to have shown favour to his sister by allocating her a stand. Yet @MinisterSBMoyo is free, having shown favour to his mistress. Why the double standard?
It is capture by Tagwirei for @MinisterSBMoyo to have private offices in Kuda’s Newlands bldg. *It is a crime for SB to keep his “fired” PA on govt payroll, while not doing govt work. *It is a crime for SB to use deceit to dislodge Ms Mudambo to create a vacancy for his PA!SB Moyo is yet to respond to this supposed corruption case. Ironically Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission ZACC is headed by SB Moyo’s wife Justice Loice Matanda Moyo.Source: Jonathan Moyo Twitter