2018 presidential candidate Elton Mangoma was arrested on Monday and later put under police detention by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) over criminal abuse of office charges.
The charges stem from his tenure as Zimbabwe’s Energy Minister back in 2011. According to Mangoma’s Warned and Cautioned statement, he is being accused of avoiding going to tender with intent to award a South Korean company rights to a government project on 24 October 2011. Part of the statement reads:
It is being alleged that I as former Minister of Energy and Power development, in the exercise of my duties as a public officer, connived with Joshua Chifamba to unlawfully and intentionally do that which was contrary to or inconsistent with my duties as a public officer by approving a business plan on the proposed switchgear technology transfer agreement between Techpro Company of South Korea and ZESA Enterprises a subsidiary of ZESA holdings without going through the tender procedures for the purpose of avoiding competitive bidding process thereby showing favour to Techpro Company of South Korea.
Mangoma was set to spend Monday night in police cells. His lawyer Tonderayi Bhatarasa confirmed the development in an interview with NewZimbabwe.com.
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Elton Mangoma is a Zimbabwean politician. He is the current presidential candidate for the Coalition of Democrats which will contest the 2018 Harmonised Elections. He is also the President of the Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe political party. He is one of the founding members of... Read More About Elton Mangoma
The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), is a body that has the constitutional mandate to corruption. ZACC is administered under the Office of the President and Cabinet. In the past it was under the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is one of the two Chapter 13... Read More About Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission