Norton Member of Parliament Temba Mliswa has written a letter to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) to investigate Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga for alleged corruption and abuse of office.
In the letter, dated October 20, Mliswa alleged among other things that in December 2019, Matanga approached Croco Motors intending to purchase 80 operations vehicles without following due processes and procedures.
Mliswa alleged Matanga was in the company of his chief staff officer (transport and logistics) Commissioner (Gift) Hlabiso. The letter read:
In his personal capacity, CG Matanga is alleged to have asked Croco Motors to clear the 80 vehicles on customs clearance certificates under Zimbabwe Republic Police. Matanga is further alleged to have instructed Croco Motors to brand the aforementioned vehicles in the ZRP [Zimbabwe Republic Police] colours ready for collection.
During the routine inspection of Croco Motors, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority officers discovered various anomalies in the procurement process of the said vehicles and an alarm was raised.
In the letter, Mliswa also claimed that Matanga was the beneficiary of five residential stands in Sandton, near Westgate, which were allegedly obtained through corrupt means from a land developer.
The outspoken Mliswa, who is a former ZANU PF provincial chairperson, accused Matanga, Drax International local representative Delish Nguwaya and Special Anti-Corruption Unit boss Tabani Mpofu of targeting President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s loyalists for arrest.
The letter was copied to Mnangagwa, his deputies Constantino Chiwenga, Kembo Mohadi, State Security Minister Owen Ncube, Home Affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe and Auditor-General Mildred Chiri, among others.