Zanu-PF Hwange West women’s league vice-chair, Beauty Moyo was arrested for alleged theft of government-sourced agricultural inputs, which were supposed to have been distributed among needy villagers. Police arrested her after receiving information that she had 26 bags of fertilizer and 20 bags of maize seeds stashed in her house.
Speaking to NewsDay, Mpumelelo village head Gilbert Ncube yesterday confirmed Moyo’s arrest. Said Ncube:
She denied people those handouts last week and at the weekend, there was a villager who was thatching her homestead who saw the handouts piled in the house and immediately blew the whistle to other villagers who went to report. We are coming from the police to give our statements, but when the police picked her, a big lorry also came to pick the inputs. It was a lot and we are still shocked because many people were denied, yet she forged some of the names of beneficiaries for her benefit, while some were not even known in the village.
Ncube said Moyo had remained in police cells as villagers and Grain Marketing Board (GMB) officials are helping police with investigations.