Professor Jonathan Moyo has filed criminal charges against the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Virginia Mabhiza. Moyo is accusing Mabhiza of abusing her office and trying to influence the outcome of his case at the Constitutional Court where Moyo is challenging the validity of his arrest by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission. The charges were recorded under police record CR/06/17. Prof Moyo filed the charges after a whistleblower wrote a letter alleging that Mabhiza was trying to influence the case for political gain.
Part of the letter reads:
Sir, I am an officer and raising serious concern and reservations on the way Mrs Mabhiza is operating together with the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission and the National Prosecuting Authority.
She is abusing her office and duty influencing us, officers, to do dubious unprofessional and unlawful things for political gain.
The meetings took place at the Ministry of Justice boardroom. The major reasons were to have a strategy co-ordinated by the Ministry of Justice for the ConCourt sitting on June 14, 2017 for Prof Moyo’s case.