Outspoken Member of Parliament for Norton Constituency, Temba Mliswa (Independent), has written to Prosecutor-General, Kumbirai Hodzi, requesting that the latter investigates alleged visits by Delish Nguwaya to one Felix Munyaradzi who is currently on remand in custody at Harare Remand Prison.
Mliswa queries why the accuser is allowed to visit the accused in remand prison covertly, especially without the presence of the Investigating Officer. Mliswa wrote:
In my capacity as a Member of Parliament and mandated in my role of legislative representation and oversight in both constituency and national interest and indeed as a concerned citizen of Zimbabwe, I hereby raise my extreme consternation over a visit made by a one, Mr Delish Nguwaya to a Mr Felix Munyaradzi who is currently on remand in custody at Harare Remand Prison
My concern arises from the fact that Mr Munyaradzi is the accused person in a matter where he is alleged to have duped Mr Nguwaya and others of money for land.
Mr Nguwaya is alleged to be covertly visiting Mr Munyaradzi for the purposes of extorting Mr Munyaradzi to enable his release from prison.
Mr Nguwaya has made two such nefarious visits in the company of certain individuals from the Special Anti-Corruption Unit (SACU) in the President’s Office without the presence of the Investigating Officer. Is this standard practice?
It goes beyond any ethical or lawful explanation to understand how Mr Nguwaya may be granted such access given the circumstances.
These unlawful visits have the propensity to compromise the case and promote evidence tampering.
Suffice to say the illicit, unrecorded visits to solicit bribes is in its very self, of a criminal nature
I therefore urgently request for an immediate investigation to be conducted into the alleged visits by Mr Nguyawa and for justice to prevail accordingly.
Nguwaya has been arrested several times, the latest arrest occurred in June this year after he allegedly misled government into believing that his company Drax International, also known as Drax Consult SAGL, was a medical firm and could supply COVID-19 equipment to the Health ministry.