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Acie Lumumba arrested?

by Mandla Ndlovu
06 Nov 2018 at 14:57hrs | Views
There are online reports that whistleblower William Gerald Mutumanje (Acie Lumuba) was picked up by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on Tuesday afternoon. The charges levelled against the youthful self styled communications consultant are not known at the moment.

Social media was rife with speculations that Mutumanje was picked up in connection with the alleged US$40 000 which he said was paid to him by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube to do a smear campaign against Fuel Guru Kua Tagwirei and members of the Reserve bank of Zimbabwe and Senior government officials.

Yesterday Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission commissioner in charge of investigations, Goodson Nguni, told the media the graft body was itching to probe Mutumanje.

"We are waiting for someone to write a letter with the allegations against Lumumba and after that we will ask the police to arrest him," he said.

Mutumanje was last month briefly and irregularly appointed as the head of a communications taskforce in the Finance ministry.

Ncube was later pressured to sack him after he made staggering allegations on Facebook, on supposed illegal foreign currency dealings at the central bank - claims which shook Zanu-PF and the government to their core.

In that social media blast, Mutumanje named the four senior RBZ officials and Tagwirei as being at the centre of illegal foreign currency dealings - leading to the precautionary suspension of the central bank executives by governor John Mangudya.

In a leaked recorded voice message, Mutumanje  revealed seemingly nonchalantly that he had 'sold his soul to the devil' by accepting the money - which he claimed he needed desperately to send his ailing father for treatment in India.

Source - Byo24News