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Andrew Langa arrested, hospitalised

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) has arrested former Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Andrew Langa on allegations of corruption stemming from the 2014 African Union Youth Games held in Bulawayo.

Former Minister Andrew Langa
Former Minister Andrew Langa

Although details were still sketchy last night, sources said Mr Langa was yesterday admitted to Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo under police guard.

Langa, who is also the Member of Parliament for Insiza North in Matabeleland South, is expected to appear in court today facing corruption charges.

β€œHe was arrested by Zacc officials and has since been admitted to Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo under police custody. He was arrested with issues to do with the 2014 African Union Youth Games,” said one of the sources.

The circumstances that led to his admission to hospital were also still unclear yesterday.

In 2015, former President Mugabe fired Langa from Cabinet and replaced him with the then Minister without Portfolio Makhosini Hlongwane.

Langa had an uneventful tenure as sports minister as he remained largely silent as various sporting disciplines declined.

The administration of football, then under the stewardship of a bungling Zifa led by Cuthbert Dube, reached probably its lowest point.

During the past few months, Zacc has been arresting several former senior Government officials and legislators on corruption charges.

Yesterday, former NetOne CEO Reward Kangai appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Rumbidzai Mugwagwa facing 21 counts of criminal abuse of office charges.

Kangai was accused of unlawfully and corruptly sanctioning payment of rentals in advance to base station landlords without the company’s authorisation.

Ironically, Kangai recently asked President Emmerson Mnangagwa to hold a wide-ranging judicial inquiry into the alleged criminal abuse of office and corruption allegations he  levelled against Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and Cyber Security minister Supa Mandiwanzira.

Highfield National Assembly representative Psychology Maziwisa and former ZBC News anchor Oscar Pambuka were arrested this week for fraud by the corruption-busting body. 

The two were facing charges of fraud involving $12 500 actual prejudice paid to them and $36 000 potential prejudice.

This was after they wanted to offer public relations consultancy services to Zimbabwe Power Company through former Energy and Power Development Minister Samuel Undenge who has since been arrested for abuse of office and is out on bail. The Chronicle

  • He was heavily assaulted by police

  • these zacc guys are breathing fire

    • Its a PR exercise to fool the masses. The cases will crumble soon. Chombo’s bail conditions have been quietly relaxed meaning the case against him was probably weak

    • Moto wemapepa uyo

  • Zvakutobhowa….because of all we have been told they have been arrested they are free on bail, not even one is in jail.

  • Ngavarambe vachiita bail until they are all broke ,,,kkk

    • Yavakaba yakawandisa havapere mari. Tisu tiri kutambwa nesu apa

  • Zvozodii bvaipo musatinyaudze kubva zvamatanga kusunga vangani vamaisa muchizarira

  • Smokes and mirriors.

  • SAKA ZIM MA ONE

  • πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and soon bail conditions will be relaxed and then he will be appointed to cabinet.

  • Abashweeeee

  • Vanhu varikusungwa vanoenda rinhi kujeri

  • Haasi we G40 here avo vanyamhanza vachaona moto rega uone

  • I had never heard anyone hanged sofar,kasi hamuna hangman ndiuye ku graft hangu ?

    • Totanga kuHanger iwe kkkkk

    • Ko neyi

    • Uhh dzimwe mari dzi norabwawo

    • Rey Gwisai one of my best Nigerian movie actor but i wish yu withdraw yo statement pple being hanged becoz your father is a well known looter and cruel man that caused the disappearance of a lot of people so you gotta pray for him bcoz all the top army and c.i.os will be burnt in hell fire

  • ZACC may you investigate to arrest not arrest to investigate.

  • Kana Chivhayo asati asungwa hapana zvavati vaita

  • GUYS YU ARE ARRESTING BUT WE NEED RESULTS

  • Batai vanhu

  • Kwasara Mupfumi, chiyangwa Philip, Mashayamombe shadreck, Mandiwanzira Supa, Mpofu Obert. Vakasasungwa ivava chete I’m going to vote Zanu-PF out for good.

    • Munoita bp tsano matsotsi haagerane .. hapana kana one achaenda kujeri apa .. haantie makavanzwa vachiti chunhu chavo .. iwe neni hatimo momo

    • First they should tell the mass hw the 15 billion vanished

    • Naiye Ed wacho ipapo

    • @munya :true especially Obert coz ndye aive minister during Mugabe Era and he bought assets in Victoria Falls and Hwange. akaiwanepi Mar yose iyo inovaka nyika. that money was supposed to build the city of mutare coz mangoda aibva pachiadzwa. the road to chiadzwa is in a sorry state Obert achiendesa $15 billion kuna Grace nekuhwange. dei isri opposition yakazviona raingokuwarira mkat

  • Batai vanhu

  • Zacc thank you arrest all those dubes

  • Batai vanhu

  • Ko wiknell chivhayo nampofu varikusarirei namandiwanzira

  • Let them come to Binga please. Please

  • Thats progress no sin shall go unpunished

  • Bopa zonke..kkkk

    • Ndikuona varume ava vachizosvikira ED

  • Langa the thief

  • When Chiyangwa is going to be arrested fuckoff

  • Go to hell pana kana akambosentenca nxaaa

    • πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚it a process n can take years. Haasungwe nekutonzi makore akati thet put up a defence n offense the judge weighs arguments then passes a judgement!!!

    • Ummm long process

  • Vanhu varikusungwa semakonzo vakomana, but why Supa & Obert Mpofu avasi kusungwa wani.

  • What happens to these bail monies if I may ask? Are they channeld to treasury coffers, judiciary cash cow or reimbursed upon aquital???

  • Zvekumama izvo mabasa hakuna muswera muchisunga svure dzenyu wanhu imimi

  • Arrest the big fish,kwete matemba aya.

  • Zacc not gud at these things everyone is always out on bail …later no concrete evidence will they present

    • Zacc doesn’t grant bail, the courts do . Zacc only prosecutes and hand over criminals to the courts

    • DOES THE COURT PROVIDE EVIDENCE TOO..

  • Bail

  • What a circus ,unless if it’s set a thief to catch a thief scenario i would understand .

  • Thats why lnever admired someone’s life style

  • ZANU will never change ..does it mean corruption yaingoitwa neivava veG40 Vega?Vagarwe vacho hakuna kana one aiita corruption????mkuda kutivhara …and mrikungodzinganisana nemhepo chabuda zero

  • Okay ZACC. You have managed to catch and arrest some criminals(not all). Its a start. But why is it that the money or goods or whatever is recovered from these investigations in never made public. We want to know where it goes really. At one point rumor had it that 10 million was recovered from Chombo’s house and that was the last we had. We need to know if the money is going back to where it should i.e the economy or if someone else is cashing out .

  • Zvivanhu zveZanu pf zvinongoti wasungwa wotorwara!

  • Muchati Bhuu

    Kuno dikitirwa gore rino

  • Batai munhu

  • Asi ndosaka team yese iyi iri kusungwa , yaishevedzera kuti “munhu wese kuna Amai” was it for protection or zvine zvazvaoreva….I wonder ? !πŸ˜• πŸ˜”πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

  • trocks

    varikungosunga vanhu vasina basa ngavabate ka vakaba 15 billion yemadiamonds kwete kusungira vanhu tunyaya twekuba beans chibage ne ma TV

  • Ahhh thats now witchhunting so all former ministers face arrest one way or the other. Ko evidence yacho ka

  • Haha are these people really being arrested!! ZACC makutsvaga kuti vanhu vaite cash nema bail..

  • Vese ngavapinde

  • Let big work be done in the name of Jesus Christ. Let all those who were looting the wealth that was supposed to be shared : be arrested and put into questioning