ZACC expresses interest to interview Chivhayo, Chimombe and Mpofu over money laundering case

Zimbabwe: ZACC Chairperson has provided update on the ongoing Chivhayo investigation. The Chairperson of Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) – Michael Reza has given a detailed update on the investigation that they are doing involving the businessmen Wicknell Chivhayo, Mike Chimombe and Moses Mpofu.

Reportedly, the investigation involves the possible laundering and abuse of office. The businessmen have not yet presented themselves for interviews with ZACC and he said, “If they delay, we will go and pick them up.”

However, there will be no sacred cows, said the Chairperson. Information that is available, allows ZACC to conduct investigations, unlike the alleged first audio that came out, and insisting that ZACC is not toothless.

As per the sources, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission has questioned the controversial tenderepreneur, Wicknell Chivhayo and Zanu PF-linked businessmen Mike Chimombe and Moses Mpofu over a murky Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) US $40 million tender.

Sir Wicknell Chivhayo with President Mnangagwa
Sir Wicknell Chivhayo with President Mnangagwa

A letter of complaint to a South African based company, REN-form which conducted business with ZEC allegedly written that by Chimombe and Mpofu over a contractual dispute as well as leaked audios by Chivhayo has exposed the syndicates’ shenanigans to the public.

Legislator Mabvuku-Tafara and gold baron – Pedzisayi ‘Scott’ Sakupwanya’s company with Better Brands Security was used to sign the deal with REN-form of South Africa.

In a statement at the weekend, ZACC spokesperson, Commissioner Thandiwe Mlobane said that the trio was now under the radar and would soon undergo probing.

He added that the commission has taken note of a letter purportedly written by Messrs Moses Mpofu and Mike Chimombe, to a South African based company, REN-form which demands payment and resolution of a contractual dispute. The Commission has also noted the audios which were allegedly attributed to Mr. Wicknell Chivhayo.

Mlobane further added to his statement that the letter and recordings raise issues related to money laundering and abuse of office that fall within the purview of the commission. Consequently, ZACC will be interviewing Messrs. Mpofu, Chimombe and Chivhayo to gather more information and gain clarity on the highlighted matters.

ZACC also expressed its interest to interview Chimombe and Mpofu over the Presidential Goats Scheme mentioned in one of the audios.