Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has clashed with the chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment, Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena.
According to state media, the two attacked each other when Minister Kasukuwere appeared before the committee chaired by Cde Wadyajena Thursday morning to give evidence on the circumstances surrounding the Zimunya-Marange Community Share Ownership Trust.
Minister Kasukuwere accused Cde Wadyajena of abusing his position as committee chairperson to witch-hunt him while the latter said he (Kasukuwere) was not an animal worthy witch-hunting.
Minister Kasukuwere was in charge of the Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment when the Community Trust was established in 2012 at a ceremony where he indicated that the five diamond mining companies in Chiadzwa had pledged $10 million each towards the Trust.
But when the same companies appeared before the same committee, the majority of them claimed that they did not pledge anything to the Trust.