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Kudakwashe Regimond Tagwirei (Queen Bee)

Date of Birth: 12 February 1969
Place of Birth: Shurugwi


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Tagwirei probe indicts top government officials

Behind the opaque corporate structures set up by local mogul Kudakwashe Tagwirei there is evidence that officials have used state resources to sponsor his network of over 40 companies in oil mining banking logistics transport and trade...

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Mogul shuffles his interests

Zimbabwe's most controversial businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei has shut down his fuel company Sakunda Holdings which was put under United States sanctions in August last year for having 'harmed the Zimbabwean people through corruption'...


Tagwirei's pipeline under threat

If seen through the arrangement would end the long-standing control of the fuel market by Kudakwashe Tagwirei a businessman long close to major commodities trader Trafigura and under United States sanctions for alleged corruption since last year (AC Vol 62 No 3 Tagwirei's hold on gold)...


Gutting the opposition

Former finance minister Tendai Biti one of the six MPs removed on 17 March headed the Public Accounts Committee which had been investigating staggering levels of corruption and their ties to a powerful oligarch: Kudakwashe Tagwirei known as 'Queen Bee' (AC Vol 62 No 3 Tagwirei's hold on gold & Vol 60 No 23 Buzzing around a queen bee)...


Tagwirei's hold on gold

Business kingpin Kudakwashe Tagwirei under United States sanctions since August aims to expand his commanding stake in Zimbabwe's gold industry – and could end up taking control of the country's sole gold refinery and marketer Africa Confidential understands...

FUEL MINES AND BANKS – THE TAGWIREI METHOD Kudakwashe Tagwirei has built up his wealth in large part through a long-standing partnership with major commodities trader Trafigura which has been trying to distance its operations from him as he faces international commercial and political sanctions...

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Mnangagwa digs in

Mnangagwa's favourite oligarch Kudakwashe Tagwirei now under United States sanctions will face more constraints in finding foreign capital (AC Vol 61 No 17 Inside the state capture project)...


The state’s parallel economy

Guvamatanga is a close ally of Kudakwashe Tagwirei owner of the Sakunda oil trading and agribusiness conglomerates and with a large stake in Landela mining...

Controversy surrounds Zimbabwean oligarch Kudakwashe Tagwirei who had dominated fuel imports into the country through an alliance with Swiss commodity trader Trafigura (AC Vol 61 No 17 Inside the state capture project)...


Inside the state capture project

If the leaked audio recording of his telephone call with ruling party acolyte Temba Mliswa is any guide businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei's role in government is stronger than ever despite the United States' imposition of sanctions against him and serial exposés of his politically connected deals (AC Vol 61 No 5 Oil guns and politics)...


Mnangagwa in search of enemies

The decision by the United States Treasury on 5 August to sanction Mnangagwa's business ally Kudakwashe Tagwirei chief executive of Sakunda Holdings and majority owner of Landela Mining Ventures raises the stakes (AC Vol 61 No 5 Oil guns and politics)...

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Zimbabwe government close to collapse as Ncube sends plea for cash

Apart from failing to boost productivity substantially – due to poor distribution of seeds and fertiliser as much as the latest regional drought – the Command Agriculture Programme has become a formidable source of patronage for Mnangagwa's ally Kudakwashe Tagwirei owner of the Sakunda group of companies working with Swiss-based Trafigura to import fuel and well as running its own agricultural projects (AC Vol 60 No 23 Cashing in on the crisis)...

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