Jonathan Moyo ‘faces corruption probe’
By Tatenda Dewa | Harare Bureau |
Higher and Tertiary Education and former Information minister, Jonathan Moyo is being probed for corruption, according to an unconfirmed Twitter report by an opposition party member.
Jealousy Mawarire, the spokesperson of Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF), a new party led by Joice Mujuru, made the sensational tweet on his account on Thursday.
“Jonathan Moyo and Tsitsi Mabukucha sold Kingstons building in Harare, cant account (for) $114, 000 from sale. Not arrested,” alleged Mawarire.
Mabukucha is the ex-wife of Sylvester Nguni, the former minister of State in Mujuru’s office.
He is now a top member of ZimPF after being expelled from Zanu PF together with her boss who used to deputise Mugabe.
He based his claim on a reported dossier by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC).
Moyo and Mawarire exchanged words on Twitter, with the latter insisting on his allegation.
“What about anti-corruption commission allegations that (you) sold Kingstons building and misused the money?” said Mawarire.
Moyo dismissed the ZimPF spokesperson’s claims as lies.
“It’s not on for a spokesperson of a party to say I sold a Kingstons building (and) pocketed ($114,0000 and) was not arrested!” Moyo fired back.
“It’s no twitter polemic when a party official repeatedly tweets lies I sold a Kingstons building & pocketed k114 $114,000)!” he added.
Moyo reported Mawarire to the police and he surrendered himself yesterday and he was subsequently released after submitting a warned and cautioned statement.
Mawarire alleged on Twitter that Moyo had caused his arrest and written a three page affidavit to nail him. Nehanda Radio