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Zimbabwe’s ex-minister arrested on fraud allegations over state land deals

Former Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Petronella Kagonye was arrested yesterday on fraud allegations relating to the illegal parcelling out of State land in Harare and Mashonaland East Province. She is the third former minister to be arrested over...

Zimbabwean Mayor Mafume arrested for corruption

HARARE mayor and Ward 17 councillor Jacob Mafume was Wednesday arrested and charged of criminal abuse of office arising allegedly from the allocation of two residential stands in Westlea without following due process. The Special Anti-Corruption Unity (SACU) pounced on the...

Pregnant women in Zimbabwe forced to pay bribes when giving birth

In agonising labour pain and turned away from a Harare health centre, Aurage Katume feared that, like many other Zimbabwean women, she could lose her unborn baby. She struggled to another clinic in the country’s capital. The midwives there were...

Zimbabwe’s First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa linked to gold smuggling syndicate

Zimbabwe’s First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa stands accused of participating in a gold smuggling syndicate involving a senior ruling party official and her husband’s aides. Her husband, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has repeatedly called for a zero-tolerance to corruption that he claimed...

Zimbabwe’s former minister Machaya sentenced to 30 months in prison for corruption

Former Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister Jason Machaya was yesterday jailed for an effective two-and-a-half years after being convicted on abuse of office charges involving the illegal allocation of 17,799 commercial and residential stands on State land in Gokwe. Machaya (68)...

Zimbabwe anti-graft commissioner suspended over corruption allegations

A member of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), Frank Muchengwa, has been suspended for misconduct pending a tribunal that will look into what have been described as “corruption allegations”. Comm Muchengwa has been suspended after a complaint of improper conduct...

Zimbabwe accuses Swiss engineering firm ABB of avoiding $13.4 million in taxes

ABB, one of Switzerland’s most profitable companies, tried to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes to Zimbabwe, according to the African country’s tax office in court filings and other documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The...

Zimbabwe seizes $8 million mansions, luxury cars over unexplained wealth

TEN mansions and 22 luxury vehicles worth US$8 million were recently seized by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) from high-profile figures who failed to account for their source of wealth. The yet-to-be-named suspected criminals will soon be prosecuted. ZACC’s head of...

Head of Zimbabwe electricity supply authority faces corruption allegations

Zesa (Zimbabwe electricity supply authority) Holdings board will be conducting a thorough investigation into its executive chairman, Dr Sydney Gata, after allegations surfaced that he may have allocated for his personal use five company vehicles, scuttled the disciplinary hearing...

Zimbabwe court stops money laundering probe of telecom firm Econet

Zimbabwe’s High Court on Wednesday ruled in favour of the country’s top telecoms operator Econet Wireless and revoked a search warrant issued by the police over allegations of money laundering, the company spokesperson said. Police issued the warrant last week...

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Former Rockbridge County jail superintendent gets 51 months in prison for corruption

The former superintendent of the Rockbridge County Regional Jail has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for...
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