Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) Investigations Committee head commissioner Goodson Nguni said they were keen to interview former Finance Minister Tendai Biti over allegations that he instructed the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) to deposit $30 million into failed banks; Interfin Merchant Bank and Renaissance Bank.
We are keen to interview Mr Biti since he was implicated by former NSSA general manager Mr James Matiza that he issued instructions for $30 million to be deposited into Renaissance Bank. Mr Matiza claims that he was instructed by somebody at the Ministry of Finance (Mr Biti) during the Government of National Unity to deposit the money into the bank when it was known that the bank was distressed and was about to be closed. So, the $30 million went down the drain. We are following up and prosecution of people will start very soon. At Interfin Merchant Bank, we are investigating how someone from the Ministry of Finance directed that money from Afreximbank should be given to specific clients who were linked to members of a political party. The bank gave this money without any security, we are talking of millions of dollars. Because the bank was troubled and in distress, the money went down the drain. We are following up on those people who authorised the money to be given to Interfin Merchant Bank and those that were given the money.
Nguni said they will be looking at all the investments by made by NSSA during the last five to 10 years from the time of the GNU.