Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo was yesterday arrested for alleged abuse of office and misappropriating over $400 000 Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) funds. He was later released into the custody of his lawyer, Terrence Hussein, and is expected to appear in court today.
His arrest came after he presented himself to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) head office in Mt Pleasant where a warned and cautioned statement was recorded. Speaking after the meeting with ZACC officers, Advocate Lewis Uriri, instructed by Hussein, said his client was placed under arrest and released into the hands of his lawyer,
I can confirm that he was invited to assist police and ZACC with investigations. He voluntarily availed himself for that process. He answered questions as put to him and at the end of that process, they immediately decided that they would be arresting, detain and charge him. The constitutional requirements were complied with. The charges were put to him. He deposed a warned and cautioned statement and thereafter a request was made that he be released to his lawyers and we duly executed an indemnity. As regards when he appears in court that is entirely the discretion of the police.