Jonathan Moyo not off the hook yet


0

Zimbabwe’s Highest Court has referred Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo back to the magistrate’s court to answer charges levelled against him by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission.

The charges include criminal abuse of office, fraud, corrupt concealment of personal interests in a transaction and obstruction of the course of justice.

They were levelled against him after ZACC found that Moyo had allegedly defrauded the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund, which falls under his ministry, of about $400 000.

Moyo took his case to the Constitutional Court arguing that ZACC had no powers to arrest him.

Chief Justice Luke Malaba said Moyo had jumped the gun.

Moyo, like any other citizen, should appear before a magistrate to challenge the lawfulness of his arrest.

First Lady Grace Mugabe recently told a ZANU-PF rally that Moyo had no case to answer.

Legislator Temba Mliswa told Parliament this week that the First Lady had no executive powers and should not be seen to be condoning corruption.

 

(27 VIEWS)

Don't be shellfish... Please SHAREShare on Google+
Google+
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Facebook
Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin
Email this to someone
email
Print this page
Print

Like it? Share with your friends!

0
The Insider

The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *