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Take corruption charges against Jonathan Moyo seriously

02 Nov 2018 at 05:51hrs | Views

As the Economic Freedom Fighters of Zimbabwe we are worried that corruption charges levelled against former Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo are not taken seriously.

We are calling on the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), the Special Anti-Corruption Unit set up by the President to prioritise the charges levelled against Prof Moyo.

This case must not even be dragged on because Prof Moyo agreed and accepted that he looted the funds meant for education purposes of our young people. ZACC provided its evidence in all their investigations, why is ZRP failing to arrest Prof Moyo so that he is brought back home to answer to his charges?

The ZRP have the power of Interpol, we need action without delay. We are shocked that we thought that Prof Moyo siphoned only $400 000 but recent reports suggest that he looted more than $3 million dollars.

We are informed that President Emmerson Mnangagwa is studying a forensic audit report on the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) amid indications that more than $3 million could have been taken from the fund under suspicious circumstances.

We have written letters to the ZRP, the Special Anti-Corruption Unit and the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee. We need action and we are not backing off from now going forward until this issue is settled. We as an organisation will fight the authorities until Prof Moyo faces justice and returns the loot.

We are tired of people taking advantage of our vulnerable people. We are calling on all political parties in the country and civil society including our freedom fighters to support us in our effort to make sure that the looted funds are returned and the culprits are arrested.

We also need Prof Moyo's crew which includes former deputy minister Godfrey Gandawa, chief executive officer Fredrick Mandizvidza, principal finance director and administrator Nicholas Mapute; human resources manager, Ignatius Kanjengo; chief accountant Ropafadzo Mukamba and senior revenue manager, James Gombarago to account.

We are not retreating, it is now time for Zimbabwe to recover what was stolen from us. We cannot live in the same society with these people who are destroying our country and move around scot-free. Let us all recall that Zimdef funds are meant to support students at tertiary institutions.

We know Gandawa bought personal furniture using Zimdef funds, while Moyo confirmed buying bicycles for his then Tsholotsho North constituency.

The Zanu-PF youth league, then led by Kudzanai Chipanga, was also a big beneficiary of Zimdef funds. We are also told that auditors unearthed questionable procurement of some properties by Zimdef. We are also told of late that he also siphoned Zimdef money using Tsholotsho Council; we are going after him.

We also know that he has been hobnobbing with some opposition leaders like Chamisa, Biti and the lot, but we are not moved by that, we want him to pay back the money and justice prevails.

Whatever relationship he has with the opposition is not for us; what we want is our money back. We hear that Zimdef purchased Pandhari Lodge for $2,2 million after outbidding other potential buyers, and also bought another property along Tongogara Street in Harare for over $2 million.

The auditors were also reportedly interested in knowing how Zimdef monies were spent on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programme. These monies we need to recover without fail and without delay.

Innocent Ndibali
EFF Commander-in-Chief (President)

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