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Jonathan Moyo clears air on ZIMDEF

by Mandla Ndlovu
12 Nov 2018 at 05:49hrs | Views
Exiled Former G40 Kingpin Professor Jonathan Moyo has come out in the open for the first time to clear air on the allegations that he stole $3 million from the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef)  and converted it to his own use.

Speaking in an interview with Rights Lawyers Alex Magaisa, Moyo said, "President Mnangagwa and Chiwenga have been pursuing me under false ZimDef allegations which now include laughable claims that I bought properties with ZimDef funds costing over $3 million citing Pandhari Lodge, a property adjacent to State House and some and bank deposits which ZimDef, teachers colleges and polytechnics lost at Metbank during the inclusive government between 2009 and 2013.

"The Pandhari Lodge and State House properties were purchased by Washington Mbizvo who was Permanent Secretary long before I was appointed Minister of Higher Education in July 2015.

"I have wondered why they don t ask Oppah Muchinguri who, as my predecessor, should know better about these and other properties. I am also baffled why they don't ask Ozias Bvute and Enoch Kamushinda about over $11 million of ZimDef funds and deposits from colleges and polytechnics that went missing at Zimbank between 2009 and 2013.Fortunately, all this is well documented."

Moyo revealed that he is writing a biography where the ZIMDEF story will be told in detail.

"I tell this story in detail in the autobiography I am working on for publication next year under the title, Letters to My Father."

Moyo's statements come at a time when a political organisation Zimbabwe Economic Freedom Fighters is calling for his arrest.

"As Zim EFF Zimbabwe we are worried that corruption charges leveled against former Minister Prof Jonathan Moyo are not taken seriously. We are calling on the ZRP, ZACC, the Special Anti-Corruption Unit set by the president to priorities the charges levelled against Moyo." Innocent Ndibali the Commander In Chief of ZEFF said.

"ZACC provided its evidence on all their investigations, why is ZRP failing to arrest Moyo so that he is brought back home to answer on his charges? ZRP have the power of Interpol we need action without delay."

Source - Byo24News

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