The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe has called for the recusal of Justice Wadyajena from the chairmanship of the Parliamentary Committee saying he is conducting himself recklessly, unprofessionally and in a partisan manner.
The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) failed to appear before a Parliamentary portfolio committee yesterday to explain how it used the alleged US$27 million facility to import wheat and refurbish the Grain Marketing Board silos.
According to a letter seen by Great Dyke News 24, Musarara through his attorneys( Wintertons) said he is suspecting they will not be given a fair inquiry adding that the chairman of the committee on Lands, Agriculture Water and Rural Resettlement, Justice Mayor Wadyajena (Gokwe Nembudziya) was biased.
“Given the foregoing conduct by the chairman of the Committee, our client now genuinely entertains a reasonable suspicion that it will not be afforded a fair inquiry as the chairman is clearly conducting himself recklessly, unprofessionally and in a manner which casts aspersions on his impartiality and throws questions on his integrity and the ability to properly chair the meeting in a non-partisan manner.
“Our client hereby reserves its rights and hereby gives notice of its intention to apply, through its legal practitioners, for the recusal of Mr. Justice Mayor Wadyajena from the chairmanship or membership of the Committee, if the Committee is still interested in holding a meeting with our client,” reads the letter.
GMAZ, Media and Public Relations Manager Garikai Chaunza, refuted the claims that they received the funds as alleged saying they have actually lent the government money for silo rehabilitation.
“GMAZ never received $27M from the government as claimed. In fact, we have lent funds to the government for silo rehabilitation.
“We challenge anyone to publicly produce proof of the disbursements to millers,” he said.
Below is the letter…