Another corruption accused ex-Zanu PF minister walks free

Zimstar News

Sacked health minister Obadiah Moyo is now a free man after the High Court Thursday dismissed corruption charges that were being levelled against him.

Moyo was arrested in June last year for awarding US$60m contracts to Drax International without following tender process.

He was later fired by President Emmerson Mnangagwa following immense pressure on the national leader to relieve the top government official of his job.

The former Chitungwiza General Hospital CEO has been going through trial within local courts for the alleged offence.

He can now walk free after Justice Pisirayi Kwenda Thursday said charges did not disclose elements that constitute an offence.

Moyo is not the only corruption accused former Zanu PF minister to be cleared of corruption charges in a space of a week.

A Harare magistrate Tuesday set free, former Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo who was being tried for corruptly allocating himself more than 125 residential stands when he was still minister.

The former Zanu PF top official’s land theft was implicated in the Justice Uchena land audit report.

He was being accused of criminal abuse of office.

The alleged offence was committed some 15 years ago.

In his ruling, Harare provincial magistrate Stanford Mambanje removed Chombo from remand and advised the state to proceed by way of summons.

This is after the State had admitted it had no sufficient evidence to pin down the veteran politician.