Zimbabwe Anti- Corruption Commission (ZACC) chairperson, Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo has pledged to disqualify herself to investigate her husband, Sibusiso Moyo, the Foreign Affairs Minister if he is ever investigated for corruption.
Justice Matanda-Moyo was appointed the chairperson of the anti-graft body by President Emmerson Mnangagwa a couple of months ago.
Speaking during a discussion on a State-owned online television station late Thursday, the High Court Judge said:
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It has been in the open that I am SB Moyo’s wife. We have been married since 1991 and we are still so married.
I have been a judge of the High Court and Labour Court since 2006 and I have been conducting my job very well.
I want to assure everyone that I am not conflicted in any way. If SB Moyo is going to be investigated, there are several commissioners. I will recuse myself and let another Commissioner take over.
When SB Moyo was appointed Cabinet Minister, I was already a judge and as a judge, I can take up any opportunity for which I am qualified.
If you check my history, I have no history of favouritism. I simply deal with matters as they come.
However, former Higher and Tertiary Education Minister, Jonathan Moyo has demanded that the former army general be investigated for corruption allegations against him dating to 2017. He said:
There’s a reason why Minister Sibusiso Moyo is silent. He and his wife know only too well that there’s a 2017 docket on corruption allegations against him involving his alleged receipt of the proceeds of crime that were deposited in an account he holds at a major local bank in Zimbabwe.