Tabani Mpofu (SACU)
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BornTabani Vusa Mpofu
EducationEllis Robins High School
EmployerGovernment of Zimbabwe
OrganizationSpecial Anti-Corruption Unit (SACU)
Known forBeing the director of research in the office of the Prime Minister during the GNU era
Board member ofMeikles Limited

Tabani Vusa Mpofu is a Zimbabwean renowned lawyer and former State prosecutor. He is the Director of the Special Anti-Corruption Unit (SACU).[1]


Thabani Vusa Mpofu is a renowned lawyer and director of the Special Anti-Corruption Unit (SACU). He is also alleged to be President Emmerson Mnangagwa's nephew. He was educated at Ellis Robins High School.


After his college education he became a Public Prosecutor where he remained for over 10 years. With this experience he became a Legal Consultant and owned his own Company called Logford Consultants.

Tabani then changed his career path by becoming the General Manager of a trucking business called Easy Transport. In 2009 he joined the Government of National Unity at the office of the Prime Minister for resurgent development, where he continued for 5 years. In August 2014 he joined Meikles Limited as the Compaby Secretary/Legal Advisor after consulting for the Group for several months.[2]


In March 2013, a Harare High Court judge ordered the release on bail of four staff members from the late former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's research department accused of illegally investigating some top government officials.

High Court judge Chinembiri Bhunu ordered principal director of Mr. Tsvangirai's research department, Thabani Mpofu, researchers Felix Matsinde, Mehluli Tshuma and former Harare city councillor Warship Dumba, to deposit $500 bail each.

They were accused of illegally investigating former Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri, former Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo, former Attorney General Johannes Tomana and other senior government officials.[3]

Alleged Dismissal

On 16 April 2021, Nehanda Radio reported that Mpofu had been dismissed by Emmerson Mnangagwa following allegations he was conniving with controversial fuel mogul Billy Rautenbach and selling fuel outside Zimbabwe through his company Green Fuel.

The publication reported that te Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) had impounded two trucks carrying unleaded fuel with allegations that Mpofu and Rautenbach were the runners. The duo claimed the trucks were carrying Covid-19 sanitisers. Mpofu did not answer phone calls when the publication contacted him for a comment.[4]

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  1. [1], The Sunday Mail, Published: 8 July, 2018, Accessed: 25 September, 2020
  2. [2], Meikles Limited, Accessed: 25 September, 2020
  3. Thomas Chiripasi, [3], VOA Zimbabwe, Published: 27 March, 2013, Accessed: 25 September, 2020
  4. Nyashadzashe Ndoro, SACU head Thabani Mpofu fired over alleged corruption with Billy Rautenbach, Nehanda Radio, Published: April 16, 2021, Retrieved: April 16, 2021