The Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Prisca Mupfumira was on Thursday arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission (ZACC) on graft allegations.
Mupfumira spent the whole day with ZACC investigators and was set to spend the night in holding cells.
Mupfumira’s arrest was confirmed by ZACC chairperson, Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo, who said that the former is facing corruption allegations involving $95 million and will appear in court this Friday. She said:
She is still with us and she is expected to appear in court tomorrow. She is facing corruption charges involving $95 million.
Some of the offences emanate from the NSSA audit while she allegedly committed other crimes at her current ministry (Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry).
Minister Mupfumira becomes the first cabinet minister to be arrested under President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration.