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Minister Joram Gumbo picked up by ZACC

By Staff Reporter

MINISTER of State for Presidential Affairs in charge of Policy Implementation and Monitoring, Joram Gumbo was Monday picked up by officers from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) on allegations involving shady dealings within the Zimbabwe Airways.

His arrest was confirmed by Zacc chairperson Loice Matanda-Moyo.

He faces criminal abuse of office charges.

Gumbo is also being charged for allegedly authorising renovations at a relative’s house, prejudicing government of $1 million. He allegedly intended to turn the property into Zimbabwe Airways headquarters.

Gumbo was in May this year removed as Transport Minister and deployed in the less influential portfolio amid concerns he was failing to invent solutions to the country’s crippling energy crisis.

He becomes the second serving Minister to be arrested on corruption related claims during Mnangagwa’s two years at the helm of the country.

In July this year, then Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira was arrested and later fired from government on corruption allegations involving US$95 million.

She is still on trial.

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