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Obert Moses Mpofu

Date of Birth: 12/10/1951
Place of Birth: Southern Rhodesia


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Trafigura in a tug-of-war

Obert Mpofu, a veteran minister under Robert Mugabe who was shuffled out of cabinet along with other older factionalists to make room for the new 'technocrats' such as Ncube, took advantage of the disgruntlement to criticise the finance minister for not seeking the party's permission...

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Behind the curtains

Obert Mpofu, named Minister of Home Affairs to appease the anti-Mnangagwa faction during the 2017 coup, is now considered a burden on the government...

This has caused such consternation that Obert Mpofu, ZANU-PF's Secretary for Administration, has instructed provincial executives to send all CVs to party headquarters in Harare, regardless of whether candidates meet the selection criteria or not...


A martial mind-set

Mnangagwa's appointment of Obert Mpofu, who presided over massive state losses in the diamond industry as mines minister, to the cabinet as Home Affairs minister has already prompted widespread opposition (AC Vol 54 No 15, Rushing and cheating)...


'Too rich to bribe'

His success is in part thanks to Roads Minister Obert Mpofu, a strong ally of Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa...


Seized farms haunt ZANU-PF

These include Tara Farm, acquired by Agriculture Minister Joseph Mtakwese Made; Nyamanda Farm (Indigenisation Minister Francis Nhema, AC Vol 55 No 9, Scramble for the top); Nyamazura Farm (Chinamasa); Rise Holm Farm (ex-Lands and Rural Resettlement Minister Herbert Murerwa, now Chairman, ZESA Holdings); Shigwiri Farm (Ignatius Chombo, Local Government); Young Farm (Obert Mpofu, Transport); and BW Farm (Walter Mzembi, Tourism)...


Snakes on a plane

The new Transport Minister Obert Mpofu, the former Mines Minister who is a close ally of Mnangagwa, has been investigating several of the airline’s leasing contracts that he deems ruinously over-priced...


Falling out with the Mugabes

Owing to the way the Cross Global partnership with ZMDC was handled – 'always at the top', said our source, meaning the then Mining Minister, Obert Mpofu – there has been speculation that Hsieh was fronting for the Mugabes in the mining venture, too...


ZANU-PF expands its business empire

The fortunes of former Mines Minister Obert Mpofu rose sharply when he was responsible for the Marange portfolio, although he denies all wrongdoing...


Mugabe shuffles the pack, again

Until then, the 'Big Five' will kick their heels in their reshuffled portfolios: Sydney Sekeramayi (Minister of Defence), Emmerson Mnangagwa (Justice), Obert Mpofu (Transport)...


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