Convicted fraudster and Zifa benefactor Wicknell Chivayo courted more controversy yesterday after he flaunted pictures of him allegedly having dinner with First Lady Grace Mugabe in Dubai on social media.
Chivayo is in the eye of a storm after throwing a tantrum following revelations national soccer team coach Kalisto Pasuwa had gone for two months without a salary despite the controversial businessman’s pledge to pay him.
He insulted journalists from the State-controlled media for writing the story before launching an unrestrained attack on Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo for suggesting that Zifa must not rely on individual sponsors.
Chivayo, who is in the habit of boasting about his alleged wealth on Facebook, claimed he had flown out to London in the wake of the scandal.
He resurfaced yesterday saying he was in Dubai and suggested he was untouchable because of his “close links” with President Robert Mugabe’s family.
“Had dinner in Dubai yesterday with my mother [Grace] and my little brother [Robert jnr]…I love my parents….Team Bob for life, there is nothing you can do to me,” he boasted on Facebook.
Grace has not been seen in public since a Zanu PF politburo meeting last Wednesday.
She was conspicuous by her absence at a meeting between Mugabe and war veterans in Harare the following day. Grace also skipped the central committee meeting on Friday.
Chivayo’s source of wealth has come under scrutiny in the past few weeks.
- Nehanda Radio