|Moven Enock Mahachi|
Moven Mahachi, ca. 1993
|Minister of Defence of Zimbabwe|
|Preceded by||Enos Nkala|
|Succeeded by||Sydney Sekeramayi|
|Died||26 May 2001
|Occupation||Minister of Defence|
Moven Enock Mahachi (1948 – 26 May 2001) served as the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Zimbabwe. He was a close ally of Robert Mugabe within Z.A.N.U.-P.F.. Before becoming Defence Minister Mahachi served as M.P. for Makoni West.
Mahachi was killed on 26 May 2001 when his Range Rover collided with a small car along the Mutare to Nyanga road. At the time Zimbabweans considered his death suspicious, especially as Mahachi died thirty days after another M.P., Border Gezi, was killed.
On 30 July 2009 Mahachi's predecessor, Enos Nkala, claimed that Mahachi was assassinated at the behest of Robert Mugabe because he opposed the looting of diamonds in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In a statement he said:
|“||Moven was an outsider in an exclusive club – the Committee of 26 – comprising politicians of Zezurus and Korekore origin. This committee of looters have controlled the army, the police, the CIO and appear to think that they went to war for self enrichment. To them Mahachi was an obstacle in their quest to amass wealth using the pretext of fighting a prolonged war to restore sovereignty in the DRC, just as they had done in Mozambique during the military campaign against Renamo. So he had to go.||”|
- SW Radio Africa. "Enos Nkala says Mahachi was killed over DRC diamonds". Retrieved 31 July 2009.
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