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Breaking News: Former MP For Muzvezve Haritatos dies of COVID-19

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Former Member of Parliament for Muzvezve Constituency Peter Haritatos has died of Covid019

This was confirmed by his son Vangelis Haritatos

“Why God? Only You know.
Dad, you were my everything. You were loved by so many. You were my pillar. You were my Hero. You were the GREATEST and kindest man.
Rest in Eternal Peace dad. Life will never be the same.
Please pray for my mom as she battles this evil virus,” Vangelis.

Last week he posted the prayer below for his beloved parents

 

Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you sit upon the Cherubim and receive the praise of the Seraphim. You make the sun rise on the good and the bad, and the rain to fall on both holy and evil. You alone restore to health. Out of Your great compassion for Your creation, listen to our prayers, and heal Peter and Angela. We glorify You, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.”

“Master, Lord of Sabaoth, you govern and guide all creation and all life with Your omnipotent and omniscient power and wisdom. We approach Your goodness, our God, receive us and hear our prayer and heal your servants Peter and Angela from this illness. You alone have mercy and salvation, and to You, we offer glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and to the ages of ages. Amen.”

Peter Haritatos, moved to Zimbabwe as a boy in the 1950s.

In 2013, Peter Haritatos ran for MP for Muzvezve constituency under a Zanu-PF ticket.
He won the election, garnering 18,832 votes against MDC-T’s 3,029 and MDC 569 votes.

 

Haritatos is also a member of Zanu-PF’s central committee, the party’s powerful decision making body.

 

He was nominated into the Zanu PF central committee at the Zanu-PF party congress in December without being subjected to an election.

He contested in the July 2018 elections and was elected Member of Parliament for Muzvezve.

 

Peter Haritatos is not the only white member of Zanu-PF. Other members include Joshua Sacco, Stuart Comberbach, Timothy Stamps and Denis Norman. Haritatos was reported to be the financier of the Ignatius Chombo faction during the period of factional fights to succeed Robert Mugabe from about 2013.

 

He was accused by party members of abusing his wealth to fan factionalism[3] . Reports in January 2015 said that Zanu PF Kadoma district chairpersons, in a petition to Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Women’s League boss Grace Mugabe, had alleged that Haritatos had links to former Vice-President Joice Mujuru and was plotting Mnangagwa’s downfall.

 

Farm Mechanisation Scheme

In July 2020, Peter Haritatos was listed, in the BSR of 18 July 2020, as a beneficiary in the 2007 RBZ Farm Mechanisation Scheme, as a result of the Fast Track Land Reform Programme.

Haritatos is listed under the thematic group “Politicians”. According to the list, he got a loan of US$38,000.

Peter Haritatos owned a gold mine and a commercial bakery in Zimbabwe.

 

Robert Tapfumaneyi

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