Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, Rajeshkumar Indukant Modi (MP) has dismissed as lies corruption accusations by ZANU PF Youth League Deputy Secretary, Lewis Matutu.
Matutu had posted on Twitter on Saturday morning saying that Modi demands US dollar payments at his businesses and also that he was paying kickbacks to police in Zvishavane to keep his underhand dealings off the radar.
In response, Modi expressed shock over the allegations saying that he did not know why Matutu was coming after him. He said:
I do not own any business in Zvishavane and I certainly don’t charge in US dollars at my businesses in Bulawayo.
The allegations that I am paying off police are totally false and I just don’t know where this is coming from.
Matutu has been at loggerheads with some senior ZANU PF and government officials over his anti-corruption crusade which saw him “naming and shaming” some individuals purportedly participating in underhand dealings to “sabotage President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s efforts to revive the ailing economy”.
He has since been slapped with a $10 million lawsuit by Zanu PF secretary for administration, Obert Mpofu after he accused the former Mines Minister of corruption.
More: The Standard
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