Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko rejected accusations of criminal abuse office he is alleged to have committed during his time in the Presidium.
Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) investigating officers on Friday visited Mphoko at his residence in Bulawayo.
The officers intended to question him with a view to recording a warned and cautioned statement.
The issue had to do with Mphoko’s alleged release of former Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) acting chief executive officer, Moses Juma from police custody following the latter’s arrest for criminal abuse of office in 2016.
Mphoko, however, challenged ZACC to arrest former President Robert Mugabe and incumbent, Emmerson Mnangagwa as he did not make decisions and act alone.
In a video that was posted on social media by his daughter, Mphoko is heard saying:
The presidency is an institution. In that case, it was President Mugabe, myself and ED (Mnangagwa).
There were people who were coming to us to inform us of what was happening, requesting the intervention of the presidency.
… In situations of that nature, there were some cases which were referred to me, some cases handled by ED.
Mphoko declared that he was not corrupt and that he has never stolen anything from anybody. He said:
I never stole anything from anybody. I have a record of being generous together with my family. If at all there is anything I could have taken from people, there is nothing like that.
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