Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko is being investigated for corruption and abuse of office and obstruction of the course of justice during his tenure in Government.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is scrutinising a docket which was submitted by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) early this month. The NPA is also looking at the docket of self-exiled former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo, who is accused of siphoning funds from the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef). Zacc commissioner in charge of investigations Goodson Nguni told the Daily News on Wednesday that both dockets were now with the NPA. Said Nguni:
He (Mphoko) is facing criminal abuse of office charges as well as a charge of obstructing the course of justice. Another docket that we have finished is that of Jonathan Moyo. They are both with the prosecutor-general’s office.
However, PG Ray Goba could neither confirm nor deny whether they now have Mphoko’s docket saying he does not discharge his duties publicly. While he was acting president sometime in June 2016, Mphoko stormed Avondale Police Station in Harare in July 2016 and ordered the release of top Zimbabwe National Road Administration officials who had been arrested by Zacc on graft allegations involving over $1,3 million. In May last year while being acting president Mphpko allegedly stormed into Bulawayo Central Police Station, and expressed anger over the arrest of several Zanu PF activists in connection with the intra-party violence that had occurred at the party’s provincial offices at Davis Hall.
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