The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has apprehended 44 top officials with the serving and former Cabinet ministers, permanent secretaries, parastatal bosses and legislators among them.
According to the reports, the arrests were a part of a major anti-corruption operation conducted by the regulator. Mainly, the law-enforcers focus on the suspects alleged to be related to the bribery, theft of funds, and abuse of power cases.
“We are working round-the-clock to ensure all the corrupt ones are brought to book. The fight against corruption is real and we will not rest until we arrest all the perpetrators of corruption,” ZACC chairperson Loice Matanda-Moyo confirmed.
This comes after the organisation arrested minister Joram Gumbo who had allegedly forced the reappointment of Central Mechanical and Equipment Department managing director Davison Mhaka previously implicated in the major tender scandal.
The director of the government-owned airlines, Gumbo also used his sister’s property as the carrier’s HQ, siphoning approximately $3,7m from the budget.
When the investigation is complete, he is expected to return to court for the trial.