Former ZBC CEO, Patrick Mavhura has been arrested for corruption. He was arrested on the evening of 12 September. He is accused of spending US$340,000 without board authorisation buying a house in Borrowdale.
Said National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi told The Herald:
Yes, it’s confirmed. We have arrested Patrick Mavhura. It relates to abuse of office. We will give you more specifics tomorrow (today) but one of the cases involves diversion of funds channelled to ZBC.
They would deposit the funds into private accounts that were administered by their lawyers. Police are widening investigations into the case.”
A police source told ZimLive:
“ZBC is the complainant in the matter. Mavhura allegedly diverted payments from advertising agencies meant for the ZBC towards the purchase of his house in Borrowdale.
“ZBC also does barter deals with companies, wherein companies buy airtime in exchange for services or goods. Mavhura is accused of abusing this facility to buy all the furniture and other household goods for his house.”