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Mr. Tinashe Mpasiri says Mr. Manyi is wrong on fact and the law that fair discrimination is allowed

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Mr. Tinashe Mpasiri, a member of the Banking on Africa’s Future’s (BOAF) – 10,000 Points of Light (POL) Justice Under Rule of Law (JUROL) initiative’s Director of Public Policy who participated in the JJ Thabane’s show last night said that s2 of the Constitution provides a framework to test that constitutional validity of any administrative action including the validity of s9(5) that Manyi boldly asserted provides a constitutional basis for the divisibility of human beings contracted to provide services to a company like Dis-Chem.

“It was unfortunate that Manyi and others were allocated by the host with more time that was available to me.

If I was Manyi, I would boldly claim that I got more time because I am an exceptional South African simply on account of history and birth place-centric identity and entitlement.

If Manyi’s assertions are accepted, then a black South African born on 27 April 1994 and a white-skinned South African born on the same day, would enjoy an unequal relationship with the juristic entity called, Dis-Chem, and the white-skinned South Africa would be divested and deprived of the right entrenched in the constitution to benefit from the supremacy of the constitution founded on the doctrine of equality, a fundamental tenet of the rule of law.

Unfortunately, I did not get an opportunity to whisper to JJ Thabane, the host, that the apartheid he openly practiced of giving preferential treatment to persons like Manyi, is inimical to the rule of law and undermines the supremacy of the constitution.

Had I been afforded an opportunity to share my worldview on the implications of the moratorium issued by the CEO of Dis-Chem, I would have said that Dis-Chem is a 44 year old proudly SA corporate citizen.

It started as an idea and was incorporated by 2 SA citizens who shared a believe that they could use this platform to reduce the cost of medicines to the end customers without any limitations.

I would have told the world that the Dis-Chem corporate journey is pregnant with lessons that may lost in the confusion that always follows a lack of shared understanding on what commerce is and is not.

Being a member of BOAF, I can confidently state a self-evident truth that any value-centric transaction must necessarily involve two parties i.e. a buyer and a seller.

In the case of Dis-Chem, the buyer is a person with an instruction or script authored by a licensed doctor to dispense what is on the script for an equivalent value acceptable to the seller.

It would be common cause even to Manyi that any value chain actor who is a volume player, the unit price of anything of value will be lower than small volume players.

What is unmistakable is that Dis-Chem focused on the supply side to provide an uber-like platform that delivers value to a sovereign consumer whose voluntary choices has seen an idea grow to a 44 year old company with turnover of R20 billion per year that is under threat by the prosecution of a law that is subordinate to the supremacy of the constitution based on non-market agitation that the proceeds of commerce between willing and able participants must be regulated and the workplace must be transformed administratively using legislation as the motive force in the mix?

I listened to Manyi yesterday and the host, JJ Thabane, and could not help but pause to reflect on what is in store for Africa to the extent that what happens in South Africa ought to shape and define the character and personality of the Africa that we want.

No record was relied upon to support the allegation that the growth and development of Dis-Chem was enabled by apartheid-like policies. The reality of 28 years of the 44-year old life of Dis-Chem under the stewardship of black public office bearers would have exposed the hypocrisy and fallacy of the construction that what freedom enabled in relation to the affairs of Dis-Chem could be subjected to non-market forces like legislation to reverse or transform using administrative measures.

If Dis-Chem could be incorporated and used to build a formidable business juggernaut, what has it not been possible for black people to do the same for the last 28 years of freedom?

Regrettably, JJ Thabane appeared to be obsessed by the question – why has transformation not taken place in respect of workplace democracy since 1994 – rather than focus on Dis-Chem’s own remarkable journey that would have exposed the facts as they were in 1994 and the character of the company in 2022.

This analytical exercise would have exposed a true fact that in as much as a flower can blossom without any human intervention, the role of legislation in changing the lives of living human beings must be interrogated with honesty and integrity lest legislation would be weaponized to undermine that which did not require legislation to build.

I recently read the book entitled – Bridge to a Prosperous Africa – the role of the mobile phone network companies in building a prosperous, progressive and forward leaning Africa and the instructive message is that in relation to South Africa, two companies were granted licenses i.e. MTN and Vodacom.

It is not in dispute that a mobile license granted to a special purpose vehicle (SPV) like MTN was like a seed whose harvest has seen the idea manifest itself in more than 22 countries including Nigeria where about 50% of the gross revenues are generated.

If living examples exist on what is possible and exists in relation to corporate stories, I am convinced that the role of media actors in diverting attention to race rather than to what is possible when freedom reigns could possibly be a clue to unlocking the hidden potential that is undermined when the supremacy of ideas and ideologies is celebrated more than the power of the human spirit to dream and act on dreams like the Saltzman family did.

I am sure that a person like Mr. Saltzman many not be alone in wondering what crime he committed by daring to establish a platform like Dis-Chem to solve market-related imperfections so that consumers can pay less for more value only to be congratulated by attention seeking interlopers.”

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Hopewell Chin’ono’s Hypocrisy Exposed by Mr. Tinashe Mpasiri

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On 24 November 2022, Mr. Hopewell Chin’ono shared this tweet on his wall: https://twitter.com/daddyhope/status/1595758807392534528?s=20&t=YflO7bnB-32EN89x_0fPfQ with the following message directed to nameless and faceless South Africans:

“What we ask from South African citizens is for your President to STOP sanitizing Corrupt Rule in Zimbabwe and to STOP lying that our economy was destroyed by sanctions Listen to our President speak about the LOOTING in 1996.

Why doesn’t your president speak about free elections?”

The above mentioned tweet led to a conversation between Mr. Mpasiri, a member of the Justice Under Rule of Law (JUROL) and Mr. Chin’ono as set out on this link: https://heyzine.com/flip-book/d47b109920.html.

When asked why he had chosen to share a video of 1996 in support of his narrative that President Ramaphosa was guilty of sanitizing the corrupt practices by President Mnangagwa and his administration, Mr. Chin’ono responded as follows:

“ZPF leading Public officials operate with criminal business partners to loot public resources. For all intents and purposes sanctions are not the cause of Zim economic quagmire but ZPF looting public purse thru its puppet business partners from as far back as 1996?”

Advocate Matiza, a member of the Justice Under Rule of Law made the following observations and also a participant in the Banking on Africa’s Future (BOAF) – Legal Literacy WhatsApp group, commended as follows: “It is clear from the above that by importing the video in which Mr. Mawere was featured with Minister Mnangagwa as he was known then, Mr. Chin’ono was openly alleging that Mr. Mawere was Mnangagwa’s then criminal business partner who was his accomplice in looting public resources of Zimbabwe.

However, when exposed by Mr. Mpasiri, a member of JUROL and BOAF, Mr. Chin’ono backtracked as set out below:

TINASHE MPASIRI v HOPEWELL CHIN’ONO
TM: Good morning Mr Chin’ono.
My name is Tinashe Mpasiri and I am a member of the Justice Under Rule Of Law (JUROL).
I am an avid follower of your posts and exposé and certainly wish that there were more
Zimbabweans like you, working towards a diverse, inclusive, progressive and prosperous future
for all.
I just wanted to greet you and share with you a post that was shared in a group I am a part of,
that you may be able to shed more light on it.
https://twitter.com/daddyhope/status/1595758807392534528?s=08
HC: Thank you. I did an interview last night on the issue. Feel free to share it in your group
Find it here;
https://twitter.com/daddyhope/status/1595853417355784192?s=46&t=6iHx7x2V4i8IiLZyIobk_g
TM: Thank you very much sir.
Just for your information, I belong to a group with officials from Wits University and questions
arose yesterday after your sharing of the video.
I have been asked to communicate with you so I get clarity, so we can share with a proper
context.
Your narrative on the tweet is about president Ramaphosa’s failure to act on corruption in
Zimbabwe, but the content of the video, appears nothing to do with the corruption angle.
Kindly assist with the link between the two.
HC: Good morning. Thank you for the question and you can share this audio in your group, you have my permission.
President Ramophosa has been at the forefront of saying incorrectly that the economic crisis in Zimbabwe has been caused by sanctions, which is not true.
The video that you are referencing, is meant to show that the economic crisis in Zimbabwe
started way before sanctions were imposed by western countries.
The economic crisis was authored by looting of public funds by ZANU PF elites and their business surrogates and the plunder of the country’s natural resources.
That video shows president Mnangagwa when he was Finance Minister in 1996, speaking at an event in Washington explaining how public funds have been looted.
So my point is that the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa shouldn’t be going around
misleading unsuspecting audiences, by saying that the economic crisis in Zimbabwe is being
caused by sanctions.
So for instance, president Ramaphosa talks about the social services pressures that are exerted by Zimbabweans coming into South Africa to use things like public services like health care. And all hospitals in Zimbabwe, all central hospitals in Zimbabwe, five of them, they only require 50 million to run without any shortages and that will make sure that Zimbabweans don’t have to cross the border into South Africa to seek public services that are provided through hospitals but these hospitals in Zimbabwe don’t have paracetamol.
The biggest hospital in Zimbabwe, Sally Mugabe hospital does not even have paracetamol, it
doesn’t have basic things like bandages and 50 million is only, that’s all we need to run our
central hospitals, but it’s not being availed to these central hospitals.
Now, ZANU PF by its own admission, says that 150 million USD worth of gold is being smuggled by ZANU PF elites and their surrogates every month. Which means what they steal in one month can run our central hospitals for 3 years.
That is the point that I making that president Ramaphosa is misleading unsuspecting audiences by saying that the crisis in Zimbabwe which is over spilling into South Africa, is being caused by sanctions, it’s not true it’s caused by sanctions. It’s caused by mis-governance. Thank you.
TM: Thank you very much Mr. Chin’ono.
This is very helpful and I believe we can build a shared understanding of only when we engage.
I will share your insights in my circles and beyond.
A number of questions emerge from your audio. By surrogates and having had the benefit to watch the video, who would be the surrogates and especially having regard to the fact that Minister Mnangagwa (as he were then), was speaking to a different subject matter involving empowerment and the role of government in financing it.
I could be wrong, but it is self-evident that he was talking about government programs whose
execution resulted in financial support being diverted to personal use.
Your response to the above would greatly assist.
HC: Surrogates were people like Mutumwa Mawere who was his front until they fell out.
Today surrogates refers to people like Kuda Tagwirei who has been a front for State looting
using his myriad of companies.

Here Mr. Chin’ono identifies Mr. Mawere as Mnangagwa’s front until they allegedly fell out.

This narrative is similar to the one peddled by Chin’ono’s friend and President Mnangagwa’s confidante and lawyer, Mr. Edwin Manikai as follows:

The message above was authored by Mr. Manikai on 27 March 2021 and was addressed to Mr. Fred Mutanda. The version peddled by Mr. Chin’ono is the same as Manikai’s version.
Mr. Manikai in the middle with Mr. Hopewell Chin’ono
Mr. Manikai in the picture with the visiting American delegation of Senators to Zimbabwe and his wife and Hon. Mliswa, Manikai’s best friend.
The SMM heist gang who authored and executed the divestment and deprivation of the control of 26 companies employing 20,000 people in 2004 using public power described as the precursor to the coup of November 2017 that was orchestrated by the same gang against Mugabe after successfully prosecuting the coup against SMM and related entities.

TM: Thank you for the honest response and obviously when I watched the video, I could not make the link between Mutumwa Mawere and the looting.
Perhaps you can share evidence supporting the allegation of surrogacy and the corruption
therefore in, so that I can afford both president Mnangagwa and Mawere to give their own
account of the precise nature of the alleged link between public power and private benefit.
Unfortunately, the video’s content does not establish the causal link which is vital in determining any dispute in an Independent and impartial manner.
HC: I didn’t say Mutumwa was corrupt.
I said that there were public funds that were doled out which amounted to looting.
You are misinterpreting what I said.
The video has nothing to do with Mutumwa being corrupt, it was meant to illustrate how public funds were looted way before sanctions.

Hopewell denies what he said before and claims the video that he intentionally and constructively shared to demonstrate the origins of Mnangagwa’s corruption had nothing to with Mawere being party to the looting of public funds.

TM: Thank you for clarifying and I am intrigued by your response.
You have asserted as true and fact that Mawere was Mnangagwa front and this aspect is not
evident in the video, suggesting that evidence exists that the alleged fronting you are talking
about, is supported by concrete evidence which is required in any bona fide process, seeking to hold people accountable for their conduct or misconduct. I would be grateful if you can identify in precise terms what Mawere front for Mnangagwa.

Mr. Chin’ono on SABC repeating the narrative of corruption as the cause of the Zim crisis.

Advocate Jack Matiza who was incensed by Mr. Chin’ono’s utterances remarked asked: “How can he be held responsible and accountable for social media post that damage another person reputation? My take is Hopewell is also guilty of selective amnesia he is accusing Ramaphosa of when it comes to sanctions, by stating that Mutumwa Mawere was an front of ED without providing any proof to that. Our self acclaimed award winning journalist and human right defender…ought to know that he who alleges must prove, is he not using or abusing social media or public media platforms to make unfounded statements without allowing the accused an opportunity to air their side of the story is itself an abuse of that person’s basic human rights?
To which Mr. Mawere responded as follows: “What if there exists no shared understanding on what are the obligations and rights of citizenship? What Hopewell could be saying is that information that he may possess is true and fact unless proved otherwise because he holds a privileged position in society as a journalist. In this case, affinity politics would compel him to conclude that because I shared the same platform with the current President of Zimbabwe this reality confirms a generally corrupt relationship. You can imagine what the true import of state capture and the legal consequences arising for its existence.”
Advocate Matiza by stating as follows: “There is certainly need to actively contribute to development of such shared understanding and common standards.”
Mr. Mawere commended as follows: “If asked to explain why the conversation is intriguing, what would be your response?

Mr Chin’ono genuinely believes that CORRUPTION is the elephant in the room.

He hold the view that he occupies a special and exceptional position in relation to the affairs of Zimbabwe.

He has a view on the 1996 video.”

When asked by Mr. Mawere, what identified questions arise from the hypocrisy inherent in Mr. Chin’ono’s open attack against Mawere and when confronted by Mr. Manikai, he quickly denied what he had stated as true and fact, Advocate Matiza responded as follows:

1. Abuse of the profession of journalism by an acclaimed journalist who has no respect for the truth in his narratives.

2.How should one define a human rights defender especially having exposed Mr. Chin’ono’s embarrassing performance by first alleging that Mnangagwa was using Mawere as a front only to backtrack and deny his own bold assertions.


3.In the face of hypocrites masquerading as award-winning journalists, what should be the best response to deal with divisive characters who have captured the profession and are using it as a weapon to advance their ulterior motives?

4. Section 2 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe imposes a binding obligation on every person to ensure that the rule of law is promoted, protected and upheld and in this case, what should be done by ordinary citizens to ensure that people like Mr. Chin’ono are accountable for their conduct which is inimical to the rule of law?

5. Does a person like Mr. Chin’ono know that he is also subject to the constitution and possesses no title or authority to maliciously defame other people. How best can he be held accountable for his reckless and dangerous assertions he makes under the cover that he is a journalist par excellence?

6. Does his conduct based on Mpasiri’s excellent interrogation not fall within conduct that is inconsistent with the constitution of Zimbabwe?

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