An inside source has revealed to NewsDay that President Robert Mugabe ordered Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo to co-operate with the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) as well as have his day in court in order to clear his name.
However, last night, Moyo challenged his arrest by lodging an urgent application at the Constitutional Court seeking to declare as unconstitutional Zacc’s powers to apprehend him. He argued that acting Prosecutor-General Ray Goba had no legal standing to order Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri to arrest him. Moyo wants the court to set aside the Zacc search warrants.
Given Moyo’s attempt, it was uncertain if his case would proceed at the magistrates’ courts today. Moyo is facing, among other charges, graft, fraud and abuse of office relating to the alleged siphoning of over $400 000 from Zimdef, which he allegedly diverted to personal use.