President Robert Mugabe reportedly blocked the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) from causing the arrest of Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo on alleged fraud charges involving over half a million dollars.
Moyo is alleged to have used money from the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) to finance First Lady Grace Mugabe’s rallies and the Zanu PF youth league’s million-man march. He is also alleged to have used some of the money for campaign purposes in his Tsholotsho North constituency early this year.
Zanu PF sources told NewsDay yesterday that Mphoko raised the issue during Wednesday’s Zanu PF politburo meeting, where Mugabe reportedly demanded to know who had sanctioned the arrest without briefing him.
However, Zanu PF secretary for administration and stand-in spokesperson Ignatius Chombo denied that Mugabe or the politburo ever discussed Moyo’s blocked arrest.