‘I went with an investment of $10 million [R186.2 million]’ – Gayton McKenzie breaks silence on Zim ties [watch]


‘I said to the Reserve Bank, here is my $10 million [R186.2 million]. Let me invest in your country, and I made money’ – Gayton McKenzie on Zim ties.

Patriotic Alliance leader Gayton McKenzie is making headlines after establishing patrol units to patrol the weakened border areas near Beit Bridge, such as the Limpopo River.

The party spent the better half of last week manning the border areas and managed to turn away a large number of illegal immigrants attempting to make their way into South Africa.


No doubt, Gayton McKenzie’s actions have since attracted the government’s attention. Defence Minister Thandi Modise condemned the Patriotic Alliance’s action of patrolling the border.

The minister made it known that it was the duty of the SANDF, police and the Border Management Authority. Against the claims, the Patriotic Alliance leader took a swipe at the minister with a cryptic response.

He said there is possibly more security guarding Johannesburg’s economic business hub, Sandton, than the country’s porous borders.

However, on the other hand, many were more than convinced that it was an election campaign by the Patriotic Alliance. Many took a swipe at him for urging Zimbabweans to fight against the government, yet he dined with the same government.

Several photos of Gayton McKenzie with Zanu PF officials flooded social media, confusing many. Against the trends, a video of the Patriotic Alliance leader distancing himself from Zimbabwean government officials has flooded social media.

Reports say that he made millions as a mining consultant in Zimbabwe and had close ties with several officials. He even met President Mnangagwa when he was still a senior government official.

In the now-viral video, Gayton McKenzie said he was doing business in Zimbabwe and had investments in the country. He has it that he invested $10 million, which amounts to (R186.2 million at the current rate) in 2006 before he pulled out his investments in 2015


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