Minister of National Security Didymus Mutasa of Zimbabwe

It is written that Mutasa is a name that descends from a tribal clan that comes from Mozambique.
Chief Mutasa was commonly called by the name 'Famba Basuku' which more or less means 'The leopard walks.
Following independence, Mutasa was Zimbabwe's first Speaker of Parliament from 1980 to 1990.
In the March 2008 parliamentary election, Mutasa was nominated by ZANU-PF as its candidate for the House of Assembly seat from Headlands constituency in Manicaland.
Didymus Mutasa is set to be featured in the Pan-African film Motherland (film) (2009) as one of the speakers on land reform in African.
Back in the 1960s and 1970s, Mutasa was the close friend of the Anglican lay missionary Clutton-Brock, hated with his wife Molly by the white farming community as communist troublemakers.
Commenting on the ruling, the Minister of State for National Security, Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement in the President's Office, Didymus Mutasa said.
THE Minister of State for National Security, Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement Cde Didymus Mutasa says no decision was taken to retain some white farmers.
Minister of State for National Security Didymus Mutasa has since admitted in the High Court that Mukoko was in the custody of the Central Intelligence.
By Jonga Kandemiiri Zimbabwean State Security Minister Didymus Mutasa has declared in court documents that agents of Harare's security apparatus carried out.
the ruling party's Administrative Secretary Cde Didymus Mutasa said Cde Nkomo was tasked to look into the manner the elections were held.
The party's Secretary for Administration, Cde Didymus Mutasa said this in an interview in Bindura on Wednesday.
Didymus Mutasa is particularly upset that most of the population is turning into a bunch of ingrates.
Didymus Mutasa has helpfully admitted that this is a regime that holds the law in open contempt.
Lands Minister Didymus Mutasa said the government intends to take land from 75 white farmers, a rejection of a November 28 ruling from the Southern African.
Didymus Mutasa is the Minister of Lands ofZimbabwe.
But Mutasa is a long standing Mugabe comrade, who is perhaps best known for his answer when asked three serious questions about Zimbabwe’s plight in 2002.
One of Zimbabwe's most feared officials, Mutasa is also minister of state security and head of the secret police, making him second only in power to Mugabe.
Dismissing concern for the HIV/AIDS epidemic that kills more than 3,000 Zimbabweans each week, Mutasa has said the country would be "better off" with only half the current population.
Mutasa has issued a new warning that the government will take over all remaining white-owned farms, "except.
the violence that occurred in Makoni North.
He is not going to be succeeded for that period," Mutasa was quoted as saying.
I should stay and put out the fire,'" Mutasa was quoted as saying.
As trained and loyal liberation fighters, everyone was rallying around the incumbent leader," Mutasa said in an interview with the state media, the Sunday Mail reported.
HARARE - Zimbabwe State Security Minister Didymus Mutasa has reiterated threats that the government will use armed soldiers and police to crush mass protests planned by the opposition for the winter.
Speaking to ZimOnline at the weekend, Mutasa said no one should expect the government to keep its security organs in the camps in the face of opposition-instigated protests meant to oust it.
In addition to overseeing intelligence operations, Mutasa is also in charge of land reform and food aid redistribution.
HARARE - The Zimbabwe government plans to take back land from close to 2 000 black owners who have failed to farm and return it to whites, State Security Minister Didymus Mutasa has said.
In a major policy reversal and the clearest admission yet by the Harare government that its controversial land redistribution programme failed, Mutasa said that the government had asked the white-member Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) to submit names of applicants to receive land repossessed from blacks.
Mutasa said Dabengwa automatically expelled himself from Zanu PF when he joined Simba Makonis Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn project in the run-up to the March 29 presidential elections.
Web news site ZimOnline reported Tuesday that Mutasa said statesecurity forces such as the army "will be instructed to use all resources at their disposal, including guns" to put down the mass protests and civil disobedience which Movement for Democratic Change founding president Morgan Tsvangirai is urging.
was said that the disclosure of the identity of the agents, as State Security Minister Cde Didymus Mutasa had indicated in the certificate, would compromise national security.
before Sadc's Tribunal, utilising their statutory right of reply to the statement by Cde Mutasa (The Minister of State for National Security, Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement Cde Didymus Mutasa) published on Monday 1 December, 2008, wish to inform readers as follows:Perhaps Cde Mutasa had not seen the Sadc Tribunal judgment in full before he dismissed it as daydreaming.
LAND Reform and Resettlement minister Didymus Mutasa has scoffed at the Sadc Tribunal's ruling in the land dispute between government and former white commercial farmers.
As minister of national security and head of the secret police, Didymus Mutasa is one of the most feared and ruthless men in Zimbabwe, second in power only to Mugabe.
Who, they wonder, is the real Didymus Noel Edwin Mutasa? Back in the 1960s and 1970s, Mutasa was the close friend of the Anglican lay missionary Clutton-Brock, hated with his wife Molly by the white farming community as "communist troublemakers.
Mutasa was born in the eastern Zimbabwe town of Rusape in July 1935, the sixth child of a devout Christian couple.
Mitchell, a campaigner for Rhodesia's short-lived multiracial Centre Party, said Mutasa was a beacon of hope half a century ago when he, Clutton-Brock, Michael and Eileen Haddon, white liberals who donated their land for the creation of Cold Comfort Farm, and two renowned blacks nationalists, James Chikerema and George Nyandoro, worked together to improve African farming methods and then form the African National Congress.
Mitchell said that in those days Mutasa was "a man of gentle demeanor, distinguished and fine-chiselled in appearance" who sank his own money into Cold Comfort Farm after receiving a "golden handshake" when he quit his job as a civil servant.
Mutasa was arrested and held for two years in solitary confinement at Chinoyi Prison before being transferred to Salisbury Remand Prison where he rubbed shoulders with Mugabe and the fiery nationalist Edgar Tekere.
In that same year, Mutasa was appointed anti-corruption minister.
Quietly, in recent weeks, Mutasa has relaunched Operation Murambatsvina, with yet more humble homes being torn down in urban suburbs by powerful organs of state.
President Tsvangirai and all perceived enemies of this regime.
unlawfully occupying that country.
Mutasa was reacting to Friday's ruling by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) tribunal that said the farmers could keep their farms because Harare's land reform scheme discriminated against them.
below 500 since he took the Lands office,” one source said.
estimated that Mutasa has managed to extort over US$1.
links to Simba Makoni and retired general Solomon Mujuru.
and politburo meetings in July last year.
A fortnight ago at a land audit meeting in Masvingo, Mutasa was reported as describing white commercial farmers as "dirt" which needed to be cleaned out.