Ministers and 44 other Bigwigs facing arrest

Forty-four serving and former Cabinet ministers, permanent secretaries, parastatal bosses and legislators are facing “imminent” arrest for corruption, Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) chairperson Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo has revealed.

She said the commission was mainly focusing on criminal abuse of office, theft of funds, bribery and flouting of tender procedures, among other offences.

“We are working round-the-clock to ensure all the corrupt ones are brought to book. The fight against corruption is real and we will not rest until we arrest all the perpetrators of corruption,” said Justice Matanda-Moyo.

This follows reports of whistle-blowers visiting
ZACC offices with more allegations against the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in charge of Implementation and Monitoring, Joram Gumbo.

Justice Matanda-Moyo said her office had received more information with the potential of generating three fresh charges against the minister.

“Following his arrest, certain informants rushed here with more evidence. We had to recall him from court in order for us to further investigate and verify the new allegations being raised.

So far, two Cabinet ministers — Gumbo and Priscah Mupfumira — have been arrested for criminal abuse of office.

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