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Acie Lumumba turns ZACC informer?

by Mandla Ndlovu
13 Nov 2018 at 06:04hrs | Views
Embattled Whistleblower William Mutumanje (Acie Lumumba)  is reportedly  working with the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) investigators in closing the net on suspected criminals at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

A source with knowledge of the developments said Mutumanje visited ZACC offices Monday afternoon in the company of his legal representative  Advocate Webster Chinamora.

"Lumumba was here with Chinamora. There is an investigation into activities at the Reserve Bank and ZACC is trying to get Lumumba to give them access to any documents he may have access to," the source said.

ZACC commissioner in charge of investigations, Goodson Nguni  confirmed but sought to downplay the meeting.

"Lumumba was here for ten minutes. We have not arrested him and there is no RBZ investigation," Nguni said.

Mutumanje was last month briefly and irregularly appointed as the head of a communications taskforce in the Finance ministry led by Professor Mthuli Ncube.

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 Fuel baron Kuda 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