[7:57 am, 30/01/2023] mdmawere1: Morning
[8:05 am, 30/01/2023] Shavi: Good morning
[8:09 am, 30/01/2023] mdmawere1: Did you follow my chat with Collets?
[8:12 am, 30/01/2023] Shavi: Yes
[8:12 am, 30/01/2023] mdmawere1: Is it interesting to you?
[8:14 am, 30/01/2023] Shavi: The chat was interesting
[8:15 am, 30/01/2023] mdmawere1: What are the key points that you think are important to you?
[8:17 am, 30/01/2023] Shavi: You do not need the consent of anyone to tell a story whose information is in the public domain
[8:18 am, 30/01/2023] mdmawere1: I thought that she made the point that no story about me should be done without my consent and I should be careful of people trying to use my name.
[8:22 am, 30/01/2023] Shavi: I believe thats too great a limit on freedom of expression. I think if the writer of the story simply wants answers to certain questions he/she can ask you not necessarily that you must consent
[8:24 am, 30/01/2023] mdmawere1: This is what I thought. Like you, did you manage to chat with Deputy Minister Paradza?
[8:26 am, 30/01/2023] Shavi: I dindnt have a chat with him.
[8:28 am, 30/01/2023] mdmawere1: [11/6/2021, 7:29 AM] Shavi: The Fingaz one?
[11/6/2021, 7:29 AM] mdmawere1: Yes
[11/6/2021, 7:30 AM] Shavi: Kindness Paradza
[11/6/2021, 7:30 AM] mdmawere1: Do you know what his role is now?
[11/6/2021, 7:30 AM] Shavi: No
[11/6/2021, 7:31 AM] mdmawere1: Born Kindness Paradza
Member of Parliament: Nemakonde
Employer Government of Zimbabwe
Organization Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services
Political party Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front
[11/6/2021, 7:32 AM] Shavi: He is now a deputy minister
[11/6/2021, 7:33 AM] mdmawere1: Have you finished your studies?
[11/6/2021, 7:33 AM] Shavi: Yes
[11/6/2021, 7:33 AM] mdmawere1: And now you are a lawyer?
[11/6/2021, 7:46 AM] Shavi: A lawyer yes but not yet a legal practitioner
[11/6/2021, 7:48 AM] mdmawere1: What caused you to share the Fin Gaz article?
[11/6/2021, 7:48 AM] Shavi: Desire to share facts
[11/6/2021, 7:50 AM] mdmawere1: Did anyone ask you for the facts or you were following on social media?
[11/6/2021, 7:50 AM] mdmawere1: Why do you think your father kept the article?
[11/6/2021, 9:06 AM] mdmawere1: https://twitter.com/tazgomo/status/1456880073152372738?t=3uRKij9EvcFNx87OiJgCJQ&s=09
[11/6/2021, 10:46 AM] Shavi: I was following on social media
[11/6/2021, 10:46 AM] Shavi: Probably to preserve history
[11/6/2021, 10:47 AM] mdmawere1: Why not be the change by writing to Paradza and ask him to confirm if he wrote the story and why he did not include the ZANU-PF angle?
[11/6/2021, 10:48 AM] mdmawere1: Why preserve history and not use its facts to build a better society?
[11/6/2021, 10:52 AM] Shavi: Do you have his contacts
[11/6/2021, 10:52 AM] mdmawere1: Do you need help with a draft?
[11/6/2021, 10:53 AM] Shavi: Yes
[11/6/2021, 10:55 AM] Shavi: If its preserved only then can it be used to build
[11/6/2021, 11:05 AM] mdmawere1: Dear Hon Paradza,
My name is Shavirai Mawere, the son of the late Lewis Mawere, the bother of Mr. Mutumwa Mawere.
I have been following the endless debates regarding the facts surrounding the acquisition and financing of SMM.
I have just completed my LL B degree at the University of Zimbabwe.
Although I was not born at the time, the story is fascinating and I was intrigued that a person like Dr. Magaisa, who I look up as a legal scholar would conclude that the acquisition was tainted with corruption.
I followed the heated thread between Mr. Chin’ono and Mr. Mawere on this issue that resulted in the former boldly asserting that at the time of acquisition of SMM, Mr. Mawere was a card carrying member of ZANU-PF.
When I was going through my late father I stumpled upon this informative article that was written by you.
I would like for my interest and perhaps for public interest to confirm the following:
1. Was Mr. Mawere ever a member of ZANU-PF to the best of your knowledge?
2. Was any government guarantee involved in relation to the acquisition of SMM?
3. Was the party, ZANU-PF, involved directly and/or indirectly in the acquisition and financing of the acquisition?
I trust that you will find the above in order and in the national interest to allow us to know better from our history.
I believe that my father kept the original copy so that the next generation like me may know this important story from the people like you who witnessed and wrote about it.
[11/6/2021, 4:42 PM] Shavi: I have spoken with Mr Paradza and he has responded
[8:33 am, 30/01/2023] Shavi: Sorry. Thought you meant recently
[8:34 am, 30/01/2023] mdmawere1: So you did communicate with him?
[8:34 am, 30/01/2023] mdmawere1: Do you think Colleta knows?