By Staff Reporter
THE Emmerson Mnangagwa government has ordered the immediate freezing of bank accounts owned by embattled former cabinet ministers Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere, who both fled the country when the country’s military seized control of government and forced President Robert Mugabe to relinquish power.
The order was made in a directive to all financial institutions in the country.
“You are directed to identify and immediately freeze (i) all accounts in the name of the above named individuals; and (ii) any accounts in which the said individuals are directed or have a known beneficial interest,” reads a memo, which was also confirmed by a manager at a local bank.
Moyo also confirmed this via his twitter page Thursday morning.
“I see some journalists & social media platforms are awash with this extract below. If it is an authentic extract of or from a legitimate official communication, then the law of the jungle is in operation in the so called New Era!” he said.
When the military staged the government take-over 14 November this year, they claimed they were targeting “criminals” surrounding Mugabe.
They have since arrested former Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo, a Mugabe ally, who faces corruption charges dating back to his tenure as Local Government Minister a decade ago.