Controversy Surrounding Uebert Angel’s “National Intelligence Operation”
NAIROBI , A recent social media post by Professor Jonathan Moyo has sparked controversy regarding the alleged involvement of Zimbabwe’s national intelligence service in a “classified national intelligence operation” conducted by controversial businessman and religious leader Uebert Angel.
In the clip, which has since gone viral, Professor Lovemore Madhuku can be seen defending Uebert Angel’s actions, suggesting that the Director-General of Intelligence Services was in charge of the operation. This has raised concerns about the role of the national intelligence service in the affair.
According to Section 226 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, the Director-General of Intelligence Services must exercise their command or control in accordance with any general written policy directives given by the Minister responsible for the national intelligence service acting under the authority of the President. This has led some to question whether the operation was sanctioned by the President and whether it was in the best interests of the country.
Critics of Uebert Angel have accused him of being part of a “gold mafia” that is involved in illegal gold trading, and the results of the alleged intelligence operation are said to have implications for President Mnangagwa’s political, social, and moral capital, as well as the reputation of national security institutions.
The allegations have sparked a fierce debate on social media, with many calling for a full investigation into the matter. Some have accused Uebert Angel of abusing his position and undermining the authority of the government, while others have defended him, suggesting that he is the victim of a smear campaign.
The controversy is likely to continue for some time, and it remains to be seen whether any action will be taken against Uebert Angel or the national intelligence service. However, the incident has raised important questions about the role of intelligence services in Zimbabwe and their accountability to the government and the people.
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#GoldMafia A second look at the clip of @ProfMadhuku defending the indefensible on behalf of the disgraced Ambassador Plenipotentiary Uebert Angel gives the distinct impression from his body language that he is terrified. He himself was frightened by the import of the unbelievable things that he was saying, perhaps because – among other breath-taking considerations – he was acutely aware of the provisions of section 226 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, regarding the command and control of national intelligence. The section provides as follows: 226 COMMAND OR CONTROL OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE (1)………. (2) The Director-General of Intelligence Services must exercise his or her command or control in accordance with any general written policy directives given by the Minister responsible for the national intelligence service acting under the authority of the President. (3)………. So, if @ProfMadhuku is to be taken seriously, which is hard if not impossible to do, effectively what he is saying on the attached clip on behalf of Uebert Angel is that the Director-General of Intelligence Services [namely the Central Intelligence Organisation or CIO] Isaac Moyo, was in charge of this circus of a so-called ‘classified national intelligence operation” the results of which are deleterious implications on @edmnangagwa’s political, social and moral capital and his standing and on the reputation of national security institutions. If that is the case, then the inescapable conclusion is that an intelligence operation that does not serve its President from ridicule and contempt and from putting his office and institutions of the State into disrepute is a runaway rogue operation!
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