JONATHAN MOYO interviewed on fraud allegation


THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) is interviewing Higher and Tertiary Education Minister, Jonathan Moyo, over allegations he had looted public funds.

ZACC spokesperson, Phyllis Chikundura, told the Financial Gazette this evening: “It’s true he is here right now giving his side of the story. This is after we summoned him to avail himself.”
Moyo and his deputy Godfrey, Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) chief executive officer Frederick Mandizvidza and Zimdef principal director (finance) Nicholas Mapute are being investigated by the ZACC  in connection with fraud and money laundering allegations involving over US$430 000 of the State enterprise’s money between November 2015 and June 2016.

ZACC is also investigating a separate case in which  Moyo and Gandawa are suspected of getting Zimdef to release 100 000 litres of diesel worth US$118 500, fuel which was then diverted to the black market.

It is alleged the fuel was requested by the Zimbabwe Youth Council on July 26, 2016 for a “skills gap assessment programme”.  Gandawa is alleged to have recommended the allocation and Moyo gave his approval on August 4, 2016.