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BREAKING: Joram Gumbo arrested

by Staff reporter
04 Nov 2019 at 16:36hrs | Views
Former Transport Minister Joram Gumbo was arrested on Monday accused of corruption involving a US$70 million deal to acquire four planes from Malaysian Airlines.

The planes were sold to Zimbabwe Airways, the ill-fated Air Zimbabwe proxy set up to circumvent sanctions.

Gumbo, currently a Minister of State in the President's Office in Charge of Policy Implementation, becomes the second sitting minister to be snared by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) after former Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira was arrested in July.

He is expected to appear in court soon, ZACC spokesman John Makamure told ZimLive.

"He faces charges of criminal abuse of office," Makamure said.
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Source - zimlive