Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) commissioner in charge of investigations, Goodson Nguni, told the Daily News yesterday that they are willing to probe William Mutumanje popularly known as Acie Lumumba.
He said ZACC is waiting for someone to write a letter with allegations against Lumumba. Said Nguni:
We are waiting for someone to write a letter with the allegations against Lumumba and after that we will ask the police to arrest him.
This comes after Daily News reported Lumumba was paid $40 000 to smear top Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) officials and businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei. In a recording which Daily News reports is in its possession, Lumumba says his father was sent to India for treatment as part of the deal. Said Lumumba:
The only reason why these people got me is they knew I was really in a tough corner. They knew my father wasn’t feeling well. My father needed an operation. It was actually almost like they tricked me because inini ndakaenda kuna (I went to) … (name of individual withheld on legal advice) and said aah vakomana (gentlemen), how can you guys leave my father suffering like this? You people makashanda mese (you worked together) and you are really going to leave him? Then they said no problem, we will look after him. But there’s something we want you to do.
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