Is ZANUPF behind the GCN Betty Makoni vs Oxfam donor funds abuse saga?

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On Friday, 06 November 2009 the editor of an online paper Zimdiaspora published an article titled MUGABE PLOT TO ELIMINATE BETTY MAKONI TURNS UGLY. After reading this article GIRL CHILD FOUNDER WANTED FOR FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES on the internet I have ended up with more questions than answers.

I am not a ZANUPF supporter ,neither am I personally associated with Betty Makoni .Any person wanting to give an honest and genuine opinion will not deny the fact that Betty Makoni worked so hard to help abused Zimbabwe girls and at one time became a threat to Mugabe and ZANU PF as she tried to name and shame ZANU PF child rapists.That was a separate issue from the issue that made me to write this opinion to you requesting you to publish it.

For the sake of analylising issues with no bias ,fear or favour I have written this opinion to highlight the problems that end up facing African societies due to the fact that in so many instances a bad person is blamed for all the bad deeds of good people.It is even more worrying when media comes in to defend those on the wrong side without taking time to investigate what really transpired.

The article written by the editor of Zimdiaspora purporting that Mugabe has a plot to eliminate Betty Makoni leaves a lot to be desired and only makes uninterested parties like me wonder if the editor is of a high calibre or is one of the so many Zimbabwe editors who write articles to defend their loved ones in times of trouble and end up forcing readers to swallow lies.

The Zimdiaspora editor started his article by saying “A fierce ZANU-PF sponsored campaign to soil the good name of Girl Child Network (GCN) founding director, Betty Makoni has been intensified by President Mugabe’s allies”.

My question to you Mr editor (Zim diaspora) is ,Is Ger Roebeling the Interim Regional Manager for Southern Africa an ally of Mugabe? If not, who then are Mugabe’s allies you mention in your article?

The Zimdiaspora editor goes on to write that, “The campaign is being executed in a deceptive manner that has seen Mugabe’s allies using fake identity to interview international organisations linked to the Girl Child Network in connection with Makoni’s alleged maladministration of donor funds. The allegations have been dismissed by Makoni as fictitious.”

Mr editor( Zimdiaspora) ,did you even take your time to verify if Wonder Guchu is using a fake identity or not ? Wonder Guchu is a known Zimbabwean journalist .He could be using a fake identity as in name but he exists and anyone wishing to see Wonder Guchu in person is able to.To me that is not the meaning of fake identity in journalistic terms.

My million dollar question today is :IS MUGABE AND ZANUPF BEHIND THE GCN OXFAM SAGA?

I am asking this question firstly because according to a latest update of this case on the Zimbabwe Guardian it is clear that there was somehow communication breakdown between Betty Makoni and Oxfarm Novid .The articles published on the same website,Artsinitiates website and elsewhere also confirm that a representative of Oxfam Novid Ger Roebeling was in touch with Betty Makoni and  Girl Child Network.The representative indicated that GCN was not responding to Oxfam communication.

Ger Roebeling the Interim Regional Manager for Southern Africa said , Makoni is not responding to emails written to her in connection with financial maladministration, as reported by media.

According to Zimbabwe Guardian , Oxfam Novid recently confirmed that they are now in touch with Betty Makoni.

“We are now in touch with Makoni while the recommissioned audit is carried out,” said an official at Oxfam Novib responsible for the Southern African region.We understand that she is now in the UK.”

Going back to my question , IS MUGABE AND ZANUPF BEHIND THE GCN OXFAM SAGA?

I am convinced it is common sense that Mugabe and ZANUPF were not there when GCN and Oxfam were signing or agreeing to whatever financial agreements they agreed to agree on.The only problem between Mugabe and Betty Makoni was political and not financial as Zimdiaspora editor and some other people with interests in GCN work would like us readers to believe.Has Zimbabwean media gone to the dogs?

Media reports are also saying ,Roebeling stated that GCN is not being run properly and that for some time, they had doubts on the way Makoni managed funds.Roebeling said ,

“Also of concern for at least a year has been the fact that we were having doubts about the financial performance of GCN and lack of verification of expenditures.

“Our concern became reality after the sudden resignation of the Financial manager in December 2008 and the observations indicated by the auditor in the financial statements 2008.”

Early this year, Makoni was requested to clarify the financial situation and give additional information but she did not.

The above statements were aired by OXFAM NOVID and not by ZANU PF. I would like to believe that we all know that Mugabe is a failed Zanu pf dictator in Zimbabwe and not Oxfam Novid’s Roebeling.

According to what has transpired so far, implicating Mugabe and Zanu pf in the GCN Oxfam saga is dangerously irresponsible and childish.

Is it not Oxfam Novid who said that GCN has an issue of financial maladministration with Oxfam Novid? How does Mugabe and ZANU PF fit in this saga?Where exactly does Mugabe and ZANU PF come in?

The Oxfam Novid representative added,

“Our concern became reality after the sudden resignation of the Financial manager in December 2008 and the observations indicated by the auditor in the financial statements 2008.”

“Unfortunately,” Roebeling wrote, “we never received satisfactory response. Therefore, we decided to start an external system review and expenditures verification and out our transfers on hold.”

GCN financial team then met Oxfam Novib financial manager in May 2009 where they agreed to co-operate with the verification.

According to Wonder Guchu ‘s investigations Ger Roebeling the Interim Regional Manager for Southern Africa is not a ghost.He is existing and he responded to emails on this issue.

Will real Zimbabwean journalists stand up so that they investigate this GCN vs Oxfam saga.How is the issue between GCN and Oxfam a plot by Mugabe to eliminate Betty Makoni?

On Friday, 06 November 2009 the editor of an online paper Zimdiaspora published an article titled MUGABE PLOT TO ELIMINATE BETTY MAKONI TURNS UGLY. After reading this article GIRL CHILD FOUNDER WANTED FOR FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES on the internet I have ended up with more questions than answers.

I am not a ZANUPF supporter ,neither am I personally associated with Betty Makoni .Any person wanting to give an honest and genuine opinion will not deny the fact that Betty Makoni worked so hard to help abused Zimbabwe girls and at one time became a threat to Mugabe and ZANU PF as she tried to name and shame ZANU PF child rapists.That was a separate issue from the issue that made me to write this opinion to you requesting you to publish it.

For the sake of analylising issues with no bias ,fear or favour I have written this opinion to highlight the problems that end up facing African societies due to the fact that in so many instances a bad person is blamed for all the bad deeds of good people.It is even more worrying when media comes in to defend those on the wrong side without taking time to investigate what really transpired.

The article written by the editor of Zimdiaspora purporting that Mugabe has a plot to eliminate Betty Makoni leaves a lot to be desired and only makes uninterested parties like me wonder if the editor is of a high calibre or is one of the so many Zimbabwe editors who write articles to defend their loved ones in times of trouble and end up forcing readers to swallow lies.

The Zimdiaspora editor started his article by saying “A fierce ZANU-PF sponsored campaign to soil the good name of Girl Child Network (GCN) founding director, Betty Makoni has been intensified by President Mugabe’s allies”.

My question to you Mr editor (Zim diaspora) is ,Is Ger Roebeling the Interim Regional Manager for Southern Africa an ally of Mugabe? If not, who then are Mugabe’s allies you mention in your article?

The Zimdiaspora editor goes on to write that, “The campaign is being executed in a deceptive manner that has seen Mugabe’s allies using fake identity to interview international organisations linked to the Girl Child Network in connection with Makoni’s alleged maladministration of donor funds. The allegations have been dismissed by Makoni as fictitious.”

Mr editor( Zimdiaspora) ,did you even take your time to verify if Wonder Guchu is using a fake identity or not ? Wonder Guchu is a known Zimbabwean journalist .He could be using a fake identity as in name but he exists and anyone wishing to see Wonder Guchu in person is able to.To me that is not the meaning of fake identity in journalistic terms. 

My million dollar question today is :IS MUGABE AND ZANUPF BEHIND THE GCN OXFAM SAGA?

I am asking this question firstly because according to a latest update of this case on the Zimbabwe Guardian it is clear that there was somehow communication breakdown between Betty Makoni and Oxfarm Novid .The articles published on the same website,Artsinitiates website and elsewhere also confirm that a representative of Oxfam Novid Ger Roebeling was in touch with Betty Makoni and  Girl Child Network.The representative indicated that GCN was not responding to Oxfam communication.

Ger Roebeling the Interim Regional Manager for Southern Africa said , Makoni is not responding to emails written to her in connection with financial maladministration, as reported by media.

According to Zimbabwe Guardian , Oxfam Novid recently confirmed that they are now in touch with Betty Makoni.

“We are now in touch with Makoni while the recommissioned audit is carried out,” said an official at Oxfam Novib responsible for the Southern African region.We understand that she is now in the UK.”

Going back to my question , IS MUGABE AND ZANUPF BEHIND THE GCN OXFAM SAGA?

I am convinced it is common sense that Mugabe and ZANUPF were not there when GCN and Oxfam were signing or agreeing to whatever financial agreements they agreed to agree on.The only problem between Mugabe and Betty Makoni was political and not financial as Zimdiaspora editor and some other people with interests in GCN work would like us readers to believe.Has Zimbabwean media gone to the dogs?

Media reports are also saying ,Roebeling stated that GCN is not being run properly and that for some time, they had doubts on the way Makoni managed funds.Roebeling said ,

“Also of concern for at least a year has been the fact that we were having doubts about the financial performance of GCN and lack of verification of expenditures.

“Our concern became reality after the sudden resignation of the Financial manager in December 2008 and the observations indicated by the auditor in the financial statements 2008.”

Early this year, Makoni was requested to clarify the financial situation and give additional information but she did not.

The above statements were aired by OXFAM NOVID and not by ZANU PF. I would like to believe that we all know that Mugabe is a failed Zanu pf dictator in Zimbabwe and not Oxfam Novid’s Roebeling.

According to what has transpired so far, implicating Mugabe and Zanu pf in the GCN Oxfam saga is dangerously irresponsible and childish. 

Is it not Oxfam Novid who said that GCN has an issue of financial maladministration with Oxfam Novid? How does Mugabe and ZANU PF fit in this saga?Where exactly does Mugabe and ZANU PF come in?

The Oxfam Novid representative added,

“Our concern became reality after the sudden resignation of the Financial manager in December 2008 and the observations indicated by the auditor in the financial statements 2008.”

“Unfortunately,” Roebeling wrote, “we never received satisfactory response. Therefore, we decided to start an external system review and expenditures verification and out our transfers on hold.”

GCN financial team then met Oxfam Novib financial manager in May 2009 where they agreed to co-operate with the verification.

According to Wonder Guchu ‘s investigations Ger Roebeling the Interim Regional Manager for Southern Africa is not a ghost.He is existing and he responded to emails on this issue.

Will real Zimbabwean journalists stand up so that they investigate this GCN vs Oxfam saga.How is the issue between GCN and Oxfam a plot by Mugabe to eliminate Betty Makoni?

– See more at: http://zimbabwenewsonline.com/opinion/766.html#sthash.j3KGa7YK.dpufOn Friday, 06 November 2009 the editor of an online paper Zimdiaspora published an article titled MUGABE PLOT TO ELIMINATE BETTY MAKONI TURNS UGLY. After reading this article GIRL CHILD FOUNDER WANTED FOR FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES on the internet I have ended up with more questions than answers.

I am not a ZANUPF supporter ,neither am I personally associated with Betty Makoni .Any person wanting to give an honest and genuine opinion will not deny the fact that Betty Makoni worked so hard to help abused Zimbabwe girls and at one time became a threat to Mugabe and ZANU PF as she tried to name and shame ZANU PF child rapists.That was a separate issue from the issue that made me to write this opinion to you requesting you to publish it.

For the sake of analylising issues with no bias ,fear or favour I have written this opinion to highlight the problems that end up facing African societies due to the fact that in so many instances a bad person is blamed for all the bad deeds of good people.It is even more worrying when media comes in to defend those on the wrong side without taking time to investigate what really transpired.

The article written by the editor of Zimdiaspora purporting that Mugabe has a plot to eliminate Betty Makoni leaves a lot to be desired and only makes uninterested parties like me wonder if the editor is of a high calibre or is one of the so many Zimbabwe editors who write articles to defend their loved ones in times of trouble and end up forcing readers to swallow lies.

The Zimdiaspora editor started his article by saying “A fierce ZANU-PF sponsored campaign to soil the good name of Girl Child Network (GCN) founding director, Betty Makoni has been intensified by President Mugabe’s allies”.

My question to you Mr editor (Zim diaspora) is ,Is Ger Roebeling the Interim Regional Manager for Southern Africa an ally of Mugabe? If not, who then are Mugabe’s allies you mention in your article?

The Zimdiaspora editor goes on to write that, “The campaign is being executed in a deceptive manner that has seen Mugabe’s allies using fake identity to interview international organisations linked to the Girl Child Network in connection with Makoni’s alleged maladministration of donor funds. The allegations have been dismissed by Makoni as fictitious.”

Mr editor( Zimdiaspora) ,did you even take your time to verify if Wonder Guchu is using a fake identity or not ? Wonder Guchu is a known Zimbabwean journalist .He could be using a fake identity as in name but he exists and anyone wishing to see Wonder Guchu in person is able to.To me that is not the meaning of fake identity in journalistic terms.

My million dollar question today is :IS MUGABE AND ZANUPF BEHIND THE GCN OXFAM SAGA?

I am asking this question firstly because according to a latest update of this case on the Zimbabwe Guardian it is clear that there was somehow communication breakdown between Betty Makoni and Oxfarm Novid .The articles published on the same website,Artsinitiates website and elsewhere also confirm that a representative of Oxfam Novid Ger Roebeling was in touch with Betty Makoni and  Girl Child Network.The representative indicated that GCN was not responding to Oxfam communication.

Ger Roebeling the Interim Regional Manager for Southern Africa said , Makoni is not responding to emails written to her in connection with financial maladministration, as reported by media.

According to Zimbabwe Guardian , Oxfam Novid recently confirmed that they are now in touch with Betty Makoni.

“We are now in touch with Makoni while the recommissioned audit is carried out,” said an official at Oxfam Novib responsible for the Southern African region.We understand that she is now in the UK.”

Going back to my question , IS MUGABE AND ZANUPF BEHIND THE GCN OXFAM SAGA?

I am convinced it is common sense that Mugabe and ZANUPF were not there when GCN and Oxfam were signing or agreeing to whatever financial agreements they agreed to agree on.The only problem between Mugabe and Betty Makoni was political and not financial as Zimdiaspora editor and some other people with interests in GCN work would like us readers to believe.Has Zimbabwean media gone to the dogs?

Media reports are also saying ,Roebeling stated that GCN is not being run properly and that for some time, they had doubts on the way Makoni managed funds.Roebeling said ,

“Also of concern for at least a year has been the fact that we were having doubts about the financial performance of GCN and lack of verification of expenditures.

“Our concern became reality after the sudden resignation of the Financial manager in December 2008 and the observations indicated by the auditor in the financial statements 2008.”

Early this year, Makoni was requested to clarify the financial situation and give additional information but she did not.

The above statements were aired by OXFAM NOVID and not by ZANU PF. I would like to believe that we all know that Mugabe is a failed Zanu pf dictator in Zimbabwe and not Oxfam Novid’s Roebeling.

According to what has transpired so far, implicating Mugabe and Zanu pf in the GCN Oxfam saga is dangerously irresponsible and childish.

Is it not Oxfam Novid who said that GCN has an issue of financial maladministration with Oxfam Novid? How does Mugabe and ZANU PF fit in this saga?Where exactly does Mugabe and ZANU PF come in?

The Oxfam Novid representative added,

“Our concern became reality after the sudden resignation of the Financial manager in December 2008 and the observations indicated by the auditor in the financial statements 2008.”

“Unfortunately,” Roebeling wrote, “we never received satisfactory response. Therefore, we decided to start an external system review and expenditures verification and out our transfers on hold.”

GCN financial team then met Oxfam Novib financial manager in May 2009 where they agreed to co-operate with the verification.

According to Wonder Guchu ‘s investigations Ger Roebeling the Interim Regional Manager for Southern Africa is not a ghost.He is existing and he responded to emails on this issue.

Will real Zimbabwean journalists stand up so that they investigate this GCN vs Oxfam saga.How is the issue between GCN and Oxfam a plot by Mugabe to eliminate Betty Makoni?
– See more at: http://zimbabwenewsonline.com/opinion/766.html#sthash.j3KGa7YK.dpuf

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