The lawyer for a Zimbabwe cabinet minister who is being investigated for corruption involving a real estate deal with a relative told OCCRP on Friday that his client simply inherited the mess.
One of the vice presidents to Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe turned around and sped away when anti-corruption investigators tried to approach him, reported the South African media outlet News24 on Monday.
Zimbabwean police detained environment and tourism minister, Prisca Mupfumira, late Thursday after the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) accused her of graft involving the disappearance of US$95 million from the country’s pension fund.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired the entire Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) last Thursday, citing its ineffectiveness in tackling graft, NewZimbabwe.com, a leading online newspaper in the country, reported.
Two magistrates presiding over cases in the recently-launched Special Anti-Corruption Court in Zimbabwe recently received death threats, the Herald reported.
Police arrested last week three top employees of Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), the state-owned electricity company, in connection with over US$35 million alleged illicit dealings with an Indian company, the Herald reported.
An ex minister in former president Robert Mugabe’s government was convicted of corruption and sentenced to four years in prison on Friday, Reuters reported.
Ousted Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe was summoned by parliament to answer questions on looting of diamond fields in the country, the Mail & Guardian reported Tuesday.
Zimbabwe is investigating its extravagant former first lady’s alleged ties to an ivory poaching and smuggling syndicate after a wildlife photographer discovered links to Grace Mugabe’s friends, Al Jazeera reported Saturday.
A court in Harare charged former finance minister Ignatius Chombo with three counts of corruption on Saturday, reported Reuters.
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