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Zimbabwe FA boss Jonathan Mashingaidze kidnapped

Posted: 28 February 2012 Time: 15:06

The Asiagate footballing crisis involving Zimbabwean football took a new twist this week following allegations that the chief executive officer of the country’s Football Association had been kidnapped.

NewsDay reports that Jonathan Mashingaidze was taken hostage just outside Harare on February 21 and told he was on a hit-list of people involved in investigating the alleged match-fixing, which involved matched between 2007 and 2009.

One of the suspects was due to appear in court today on charges of kidnapping and extortion; the latter being in relation the kidnapper asking for money for the alleged hit-list.

Mashingaidze was allegedly also questioned on why he would arrange a meeting between FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in July last year, with the kidnapper reportedly saying “anybody who associates with the opposition is not fit to hold such a big office in Zimbabwean football”.

This is a latest in a serious of setbacks for fgootball in the country, with former ZIFA chief executive officer Henrietta Rushwaya arrested two weeks ago on charges of bribery, concealing information to a principal and corruption in relation to Asiagate.

She was last week released on $500 bail.

Article by: KICK OFF

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 03:18 pm
Is that $500 Zim Dollar bail? Is that not ZAR5 or something?
posted: 03:34 pm
dis is a joke, zifa ay no!!
posted: 03:43 pm
Only in Zimbabwe! (sigh)
posted: 04:47 pm
Big mathata to Zim football
posted: 05:09 pm

Der 's not such aa thing, kickoff you think we smoke glue nehh... he 's just around the country may be in Hillbrow. Zimbabwean girls are all over the towns theseday " ba dlala ka yona"
posted: 06:00 pm
Aaaggggga shame, ke sono(not braJ) ka ntate wa bathoO
posted: 06:02 pm
@Nebo: 2012-02-28 17:09 [ Report ]

Can u pls show some remorse
posted: 08:18 pm
Mugabe supporters raise their ugly head again this tym in soccer, they want to fix him for associatin wth Tsvangirai and for banning of shona corruption mongers like lyk Mushekwi Mushekwi
posted: 08:19 am
Jonathan who?? I cant read that SHI.T Look at nazoorena..
niniiza m
posted: 09:33 am
what was the ransom? a million dollars??
El Kampion
posted: 10:12 am
ask Bobby
posted: 10:18 am
Mathata u r a real clown u are so obessed with Bobby I am not so I do u link him to this
posted: 12:03 pm
Sepoko Lekgema@

US$500.00 @ R4000.00 ntate.Zim dollar died about 3 years ago.
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