‘Jonathan Moyo docket ready’

ZIMBABWE Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) member in charge of investigations, Goodson Nguni, yesterday dug in, claiming there was enough evidence to nail Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo on corruption and abuse of funds charges, as the case took a new twist.

BY RICHARD CHIDZA

“The public has been bombarded with lies, half-truths and complete fabrication by persons, who may face charges of fraud, abuse of office and money-laundering arising out of violating the National Manpower Development Act,” he said at a Press conference yesterday.

“We have all the statements, from Zimdef [Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund] and Fuzzy Technologies, a company owned by [Higher Education] deputy minister Godfrey Gandawa. No monies from Zimdef benefited any political party. It is a lie. All the money paid out has been traced to the personal benefit of Jonathan Moyo, Gandawa, Hozheri, his (Moyo’s) personal assistant, and Mapute (Zimdef principal director finance).

“The money from Zimdef was used to buy personal furniture, bicycles and tricycles, but the documentation was forged to show that the money had been used for a computerisation programme.”

Nguni said Zacc had collectively sanctioned the investigation into Moyo and Zimdef and this was not due to a personal vendetta.

“No commissioner, including myself, has authority to order an investigation. The full commission authorises the investigation and in the case of Zimdef, Zacc, as a full commission, made the decision to investigate,” he said.

NewsDay reported early this week that communication between Moyo and Gandawa showed that Zimdef money used to fund Zanu PF’s million-man march had been receipted as if it had gone towards the government’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) initiative.

Nguni initially said he was speaking in his personal capacity, but on being quizzed by journalists, he retorted: “I am the chairperson of Zacc’s investigations committee, whether that means I am speaking here in my official capacity or not is up to you. The documents I have are the property of Zacc and can be found in the dockets.”

Nguni said Zimdef finances, in terms of the Act, “must only be used for manpower development” at the direction of the minister, but in consultation with the National Manpower Advisory Council (Namaco).

“In this case, Namaco has not been aware of any financial expenditure by Zimdef. The deputy minister has no authority whatsoever in terms of the Act to approve any payments by Zimdef and yet we have instances where he was ordering Zimdef to buy a car for the minister and his assistant,” he continued.

“The chief executive officer of Zimdef, Frederick Mandizvidza, is on bail charged with fraud and in statements he has given us, all the fraudulent payments he made were at Moyo and Gandawa’s orders.”

Nguni said the “investigations have obtained legally all source documents relating to the release of Zimdef funds”.
“That means we know what Zimdef money was paid and for what purpose, we know who asked for it and we have followed all the payments made using that money,” he said.

“There was money from Zimdef used to offset a loan of $70 000 using Gandawa’s account at Barclays Bank.

“No money went to any political party. Thousands of dollars were used to finance personal businesses owned by Gandawa and his business associates.

“The only business accounts in Fuzzy Technologies are related with funds deposited by Zimdef and Great Zimbabwe University.

“There have been reports that Zimdef funds were used to finance the million-man march, but I want to confirm that no money was used for that purpose and some of this money was taken in 2015, while the march took place in May this year. Some of the payments were made well before the [Zanu PF] women’s league meetings.”

Nguni also indicated that documents in Zacc’s possession also showed payments made to journalists.

“There are various ladies who had rent paid for them by the company (Fuzzy Technologies). It also says here $50 000 was paid to an organisation for journalists in Bulawayo. Some journalists in Harare were also paid $9 000,” he said.

The Zacc commissioner also refuted reports Zacc wanted to arrest Moyo during a Zanu PF politburo meeting last week.

37 Responses to ‘Jonathan Moyo docket ready’

  1. arnold October 14, 2016 at 5:27 am #

    ok we will see were the soap opera will end. i think tomorrow we will hear from the professor.

  2. Shayadzamugabe October 14, 2016 at 5:54 am #

    Eish, eish. This is stinking corruption. Zanu hainyare vakomaaana

  3. studio 77 October 14, 2016 at 7:41 am #

    Kurohwa panhongonya chaipo

  4. Boss October 14, 2016 at 7:54 am #

    Saka ZACC ichatosunga government yese ka apa. Ko 15 bhidza yakazongonyararwa?

  5. Mauyu October 14, 2016 at 8:10 am #

    Apa Nguni wazonyepawo kuti pa Wednesday meeting ye Politburo ZACC was not there to arrest Moyo, awazve, vamwe takange tiripoka, eight of them, ZACC members kubva masikati kusvikira midnight pakapera meeting vaivepo.

    • anti corruption October 14, 2016 at 11:16 am #

      They were there not to arrest him but interview him. Read the same article from herald to get more light

    • Mukanya October 14, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

      Une nyaya Iwe!!! Mauyu

  6. Tatenda October 14, 2016 at 8:16 am #

    Never mess with a crocodile, it will be invisible as it lies just beneath the surface of the water & you will think everything is fine & dandy but before you know it you will be dragged down to the bottom of the river bed

    • Temba Mliswa October 14, 2016 at 11:05 am #

      Kkikikiiiki. @Tatenda, ever mistake crocodile for a floating, dry and lifeless log!

  7. mamelodi October 14, 2016 at 8:17 am #

    Primitive nation.
    Professors of theft and slander
    His Excellency of cheating and murder.
    I swear to uphold the constitution….(what?)…you?
    Doctorates of deception bought for cash in Mafia dungeons

  8. mamelodi October 14, 2016 at 8:21 am #

    I have been subscribing to Zimdef for over 20years now. Yet my own child, now out of school and needing skills training is unable to access college because there are no resources to train apprentices.

    Now I have to pay for his education outside the country. Apprentices used to get top training in Rhodesia. They used to get every support needed to complete their studies with honour. They used to be smeared with grease and oil in First Street. Now, is all desolation.

    Asi imi masoja ne mapurisa ka!? Muri ma CONDOM here imi muno “PROTECTOR” matuzvi aya!?

  9. Wezhira wezhara October 14, 2016 at 8:50 am #

    Jonathan Moyo should be arrested like yesterday. Whether the money benefitted Zanu PF or not, that was inconsistent with your duties and you had no authority. That’s corruption. Kuti Super Mandiwanzira was paid from Zimdef is not currption but iwe ndiwe wakaita corruption by awarding his company a tender to advertise without going to tender. Kungwara kwese kuchapera KKKKK.

    Viva Lacoste viva

  10. Janana wa Bikaz October 14, 2016 at 9:14 am #

    So the Stem initiative was just created as an avenue to siphon state funds in the guise of improving Science subjects?These guys can stop at nothing to steal.I bet they can even gobble human waste if some modern day prophets tells them it is the fastest way to be rich.What a bunch of shameless looters?.

  11. Kutadza g October 14, 2016 at 9:18 am #

    Kubs nokukara

  12. taneta October 14, 2016 at 9:23 am #

    Let’s go Ngwena they will come and kneel down in front of you.Vasatambe newe mdhara inga watouya.Kasukuwere and Chombo must not be spared.Shandayi VP ka G40 kanga kakutaurisa!!!!!!!

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  14. Chibaba October 14, 2016 at 10:58 am #

    Handei Tione

  15. gandanga October 14, 2016 at 11:05 am #

    PROTECTOR CONDOM riri oversize ndi MBOKO. ngaataure tinzwe.jonso kujeri pliz!!! tozotaura zvimwe wave pamwe na Kereke

  16. Ngu X Ongasolveki October 14, 2016 at 11:46 am #

    Professor Moyo is going to have the last laugh in all this circus. And to those that keep saying that Jonso is playing the tribal to his benefit, can they pliz explain to us why no one has been pursued by ZACC over e missing 15 billion? Why Supa Mandiwanzira was not brought to account over the money he abused from his ministry just last month, why Ngwena has not been called to account over ZINARA money he used to build a road to his farm in Midlands?? Honestly there is no justice for people from the South. So its okay for Shonas to steal with impunity but when a Ndebele uses money, which he can account for it becomes a crime??? This selective application of the law shows how Zimbabwe is a stupid tribal state where citizens are not treated equally…

    • Siyabusa October 14, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

      I race/tribal card ngiyaizonda. For most of us, EDM is not being pursued not because he is Shona and neither should the Prof be pursued because he is Ndebele. For some of us, we are better of without either of them, they do not represent a future Zim we dream of. EDM is not being pursued, neither is Obert Mpofu and should this make it fair. Can we blame the inefficiency/corruptiness of the system on some racists/tribalists.

    • Eunice October 14, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

      ZINARA yakavaka road ndobasa rayo which is used by pple even you if u visit that area. This is debatable. What abt Zimdef funds vs perdonal use of funds, no correlation at all.

    • mshini wami October 14, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

      mboko

    • ndoro October 14, 2016 at 7:07 pm #

      I am happy you are saying Zinara money was used to construct roads. I wonder what else could the money have been used for? Jonso’s case is different he was doing things for personal benefit and using money for things it is not meant for. Tsuro mangen’a nhasi zvamuwana. I think he should be expelled from the law program he is doing at the UZ because we cant have lawyers who act outside the law. its against the profession.

  17. prophet271262 October 14, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

    Sorry guys you can’t arrest anyone on this ZIMDEF thing -Mudhara wacho mukuru has got the final say -corruption is the oil of ZANU -PF -They can siphon money from anhywhere because ndivo vari kutonga- ask HARARE CITY COUNCILLORS -tax dont know how much they collect -some of it goes kwavasingazive p-Munotamba imi.

  18. John banda October 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

    Shiri inemuririro wayo. Ever heard of a professor who stole money at SAPES trust and came running to ZPF for shelter?

  19. Vose are corrupt October 14, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    And Walter Mzembi rolled out taxpayer’s money to pay Simba and Bona “Mugabe” Chikore’s honeymoon in the Seychelles. And the list goes on and on ……

  20. zimuto October 14, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

    MaNdebele nyararayi stupid Zimbabwe s for Shonas

  21. honaiwo wakomana October 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    the rocket scientist did a thorough needs analysis for his constituency. the constituency doesn’t need skills development funding but buffalo bicycles. what a mockery to his tribesmen……

  22. kennus October 14, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    after Jonathan,the next is overt mpofu,then Ignatius chombo,then saviour kasukuwere,then Brighton matonga,then chihuri,Gideon Gino.

  23. kennus October 14, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    after Jonathan,the next is obert mpofu,then Ignatius chombo,then saviour kasukuwere,then Brighton matonga,then chihuri,Gideon Gino.

  24. kennus October 14, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    after Jonathan,the next is obert mpofu,then Ignatius chombo,then saviour kasukuwere,then Brighton matonga,then chihuri,Gideon Gino.

  25. Mukanya October 14, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    No arrests will be made. CORRUPTION is no crime in ZANU PF’s ideological manifesto, its actually defined as “:self-empowerment”.

  26. TENDAI MAHACHI October 14, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

    Where has been the Auditor General Office when all this has beern happening

  27. Detective Chinovava October 15, 2016 at 4:12 am #

    Yes you have compiled your nice report with clear evidence , but my question is ; What is the next step?

    We just want to see these criminals behind bars, wearing khaki shorts

    Let them go and join Gumbura. That’s exactly where they belong.

  28. Nigel October 15, 2016 at 6:12 am #

    Jonathan

  29. Nigel October 15, 2016 at 6:17 am #

    Lets leave alone Our VP ED on these nasty issues. ED ever best VP in Zim nd now is exhibit his intellectual in political arena n experience n lastly in economic development thr his initiative of projects

  30. gomala October 21, 2016 at 9:59 pm #

    prof lost it when he tried to rebury his father(a victim of gukurahundi) makudo ndeamwe aya

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