Mbire legislator David Butau – and a key ally of Vice President Joice Mujuru – was on Saturday involved in a car crash along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls road.

Although the Dande Capital Holdings (Dande) founder escaped with no visible injuries – after running into at least six donkeys – a family friend said that he was still at a Bulawayo hospital yesterday for precautionary reasons, and determine if he had not sustained internal injuries.

"He was coming from a pre-budget seminar in Victoria Falls and we understand the accident occurred around the Umguza area, and he was driving his party-allocated Ford Everest," she said.

A long-time ally of the Mujuru family, the Harare businessman and several of the Zanu PF number two’s allies, including Ray Kaukonde, have been under the spotlight lately, and as internal jockeying intensifies ahead of the party’s December elective congress.

About two weeks ago, Butau was singled out by President Robert Mugabe as one of the cogs behind defiant war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda.

In that episode, the 90 year-old leader claimed the Dande chairman had capacitated the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association leader with five cars.

Together with Kaukonde, Butau is seen as one of the key backers of the beleagured VP.


In recent times, the Mashonaland Central supremo was also named among the so-called "dirty dozen" members of parliament and as opponents continued to pile pressure on Mujuru.

Police authorities were unavailable to confirm the accident, but it is the timing of the mishap which is likely to stoke or fan speculation about the consequences of Zanu PF’s deadly factional fights and how it portends bad things to come for the Mujuru group.

Just after a fire – ostensibly started to "smoke out" a snake – had gutted a farmhouse at the VP’s Tarisa Farm in Ruwa, the embattled Women’s League stalwart sent tongues wagging by telling the Sunday Mail that she did not believe it was just an ordinary fire.

With Mujuru reportedly locked in a succession duel with Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, the party has been enveloped by nasty quarrels between the protagonists aiming to succeed Mugabe.

As it is, the Zibagwe-Chirumanzu legislator’s own and recent mishap in Harare had spawned various theories.

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selele
+1 # selele 2014-11-10 13:40
ndiJonathan Moyo akatinhira madhongi ake murhodhi.
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reason
0 # reason 2014-11-10 14:56
Quoting selele:
ndiJonathan Moyo akatinhira madhongi ake murhodhi.

iwe mfana ita mbanje shoma, wanzwa ka, nyaya iriserious iyi.
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selele
+1 # selele 2014-11-10 15:24
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iwe mfana ita mbanje shoma, wanzwa ka, nyaya iriserious iyi.

Mdhara iwe ziva kuti ini handipute mbanje. Hauzive mogo yandinoputa.
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Lala Obama
0 # Lala Obama 2014-11-10 14:21
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obed
0 # obed 2014-11-10 15:36
Aaaa accident i accedent saka munhu haachadonhi nemota here .Nokuti ari mune zvematongerwo enyika mobva mapomedzera zvisipo aaaaa ko kana iye nadriver vacho vanga vakadhakwa nedoro nembanje idzodzo dzamunotukirana apa vanhu vakuru munongotukana kungepwere.
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selele
+1 # selele 2014-11-10 15:50
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Aaaa accident i accedent saka munhu haachadonhi nemota here .Nokuti ari mune zvematongerwo enyika mobva mapomedzera zvisipo aaaaa ko kana iye nadriver vacho vanga vakadhakwa nedoro nembanje idzodzo dzamunotukirana apa vanhu vakuru munongotukana kungepwere.

hameno chinokonzeresa. In Shona zvinhu hazvingoitika thega. Even if he was drunk, may be it was Jonathan Moyo's spells which made him to drink too much or the shountings from Robert Sr. Sr. and his youngish first lady.
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Mukoma Simba
+1 # Mukoma Simba 2014-11-10 20:24
Kutukana nekutaura zwembanje is it a reflection of our future leadership.. Serious if you are a youth and you make comments like that it makes me worry about how responsible our future leaders will be..
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selele
0 # selele 2014-11-11 12:06
Quoting Mukoma Simba:
Kutukana nekutaura zwembanje is it a reflection of our future leadership.. Serious if you are a youth and you make comments like that it makes me worry about how responsible our future leaders will be..

Yes, ndo new generation which spend the whole day playing with smartphones. Ko tingaitei iwo mabasa anoda nguva asingabhadhare?
These days tinongodhiura ONE big one pagore. Rest of the time we will be doing nonsikiti.
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Mukoma Simba
+1 # Mukoma Simba 2014-11-11 12:50
I surely understand that there are no jobs @selele but remember kuti mudhara wamurikuda kuti aende akadzidza achiveneka nechitsiga chemoto.. He obtained most of his degrees whilst in prison, he learnt the hard way.. But he kept his vision alive by thinking and planning strategically.. Why not have a dream of a better future and plan for it now.. Don't let Mugabe's failed policies define you.. Unhu pamberi..
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Jonathan
0 # Jonathan 2014-11-11 13:25
This is becoming more nasty by the day .Whats wrong with us Cdes
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