MDC-T president Douglas Mwonzora’s confidante, Patson Murimoga has reported him to the Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission (ZACC) over the theft of party funds and illegal foreign currency dealings, alleging the police’s refusal to act.
In his letter to ZACC, Murimoga, a member of the MDC-T alleges that police have been given a lot of evidence on the missing funds yet nothing has been done in over three months. Below is Murimoga’s letter to ZACC:
April 9/2021 Att: Zimbabwe Ant-Corruption Commission (ZACC) Commissioner CASE – RB#2236/12/2020
Douglas Mwonzora RE: POLICE INABILITY TO ACT ON MDC-T THEFT AND MONEY LAUNDERING CASE
My Letter to Assistant Commissioner Nyathi of February 3, 2021, attached below is a summary of the Case of Theft and laundering of the Movement for Democratic Change-T (MDC-T) Funds by Douglas Togarasei Mwonzora and Other Members of the Party Standing Committee
The case was reported on December 26, 2020, CASE- RB# 2236/12/2020. Several members of the MDCT Standing Committee [text unclear] and money laundering.
Arrest and depose all MDCT Standing Committee members for their complicity in money laundering stemming from an inability to report the theft and laundering of party funds.
Take up the issue as a matter of urgency in light of Police inaction and the soon to be disbursed $29 million dollars as Gazetted by the government. Sincerely, Patson Murimoga MDC Member.
Attachment 3rd February 2021
Complainant: Patson Murimoga 4406 Manyame Park Chitungwiza Telephone Number: 0772780298/0772155555 Zimbabwe Republic Police Att: Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi RE: FOLLOW UP ON DOUGLAS TOGARASEI MWONZORA THEFT CASE-RB 2236/12/20201 am writing to follow up on my report of December 26, 2020, alleging theft of Movement for Democratic T party funds by Douglas Togarasei Mwonzora and others. The case was reported on RB82236/12/2020.
On Monday, February 1st, 2020 there was a published Report by Fungai Mugari, Copy Attached detailing the alleged theft of party funds by Mwonzora and others.
I am not the only person wondering why in the face of such overwhelming evidence Mwonzora has not been arrested for this theft.
The Investigating Officers have so far done a sterling job identifying the various accounts used, accomplices within the MDCT and the illegal foreign currency dealers they engaged.
It appears to me that there is enough evidence of misappropriation. The MDCT Finance Director, Toddy Mapingire facilitated the withdrawal, delivery and collection of the illegally obtained foreign currency.
He is the keeper of the paper trail. With the publication of this story, I fear they may tamper with evidence and witnesses.
I strongly believe it is in the best interest of Justice that Douglas Mwonzora, Todd Mapingire and others be arrested just like any other citizens would if they are accused of a similar crime.
Justice is blind and should be dispensed without fear or favour.