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Chivayo spilled beans on corrupt tender

by Staff reporter
12 Jun 2024 at 07:34hrs | Views
Revelations from Wicknell Chivayo have exposed a corruption scandal involving a US$40 million Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) tender. 
Chivayo detailed how payments from this deal were distributed, highlighting significant figures, including Pedzisayi "Scott" Sakupwanya, ZEC chairperson Priscilla Chigumba, and Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) Director-General Isaac Moyo. 
The money, transferred to Better Brands Security (Pty) Ltd in South Africa, was shared among various individuals, with Chivayo receiving US$150,000 and Chigumba US$100,000.
Chivayo's leaked audio explains that the first phase of the tender, amounting to about US$20 million, involved inflated invoices to fund rewards and bribes. He accuses Moses Mpofu of indiscretion, which led to internal conflicts and threats from other dissatisfied parties. This fallout resulted in Chivayo excluding Mpofu and Mike Chimombe from future deals, despite their claims to more substantial shares.

The tender, meant for acquiring voter registration kits for Zimbabwe's disputed 2023 elections, involved multiple high-level officials, including Chigumba and CIO's Moyo, ensuring the deal's approval. 
This scandal illustrates deep-rooted corruption and the manipulation of state contracts for personal gain, with Chivayo boasting about his influential connections and future schemes to exploit other tenders.

Source - sabc