The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has cleared Supa Mandiwanzira the Minister of Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security over corruption allegations which were made by former NetOne CEO Reward Kangai. Kangai who has an acrimonious relationship with the minister wrote to President Emmerson Mnangagwa calling on him to investigate and arrest Mandiwanzira on allegations of criminal abuse of office and corruption.
ZACC insisted that it was not protecting the minister although it revealed that Kangai and businessman Agrippa Masiyakurima, also known as Bopela, could soon be arrested. Bopela had previously made corruption allegations against Mandiwanzira as well.
Speaking to the Standard, ZACC commissioner Goodson Nguni said:
We investigated the $4 million that Kangai alleged the minister had paid to Megawatt and we found out that there was no $4 million paid to anybody at Megawatt. We had a court order, raided NetOne offices and looked at their bank statements, went to check at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and other banks. We established that no money was ever paid by NetOne that amounted to $4 million, so we disregarded that story.
But NetOne complained against Reward Kangai in substantive cases of fraud and corruption in the awarding of tenders for base stations by a company called Bopela and we are on it. Very soon we will get to some action regarding that. So we are not covering up for any minister
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