Mphoko, ZACC strike deal over former vice president’s court appearance: lawyer

Mphoko, ZACC strike deal over former vice president’s court appearance: lawyer 1

BULAWAYO – Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko could appear in court as early as Wednesday, his lawyer said, after talks with the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC). Lawyer Zibusiso Ncube denied Mphoko was on the run after he refused to go to a police station on Monday, accusing ZACC of going back on an undertaking that he would appear in court on the same day. Mphoko, who said he feared being injected with a deadly poison in police cells, is facing criminal abuse of office charges. He is accused of going…

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Ex-VP Mphoko now a wanted man

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By Freeman Razemba The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has launched a manhunt for former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, who reportedly dramatically escaped from ZACC investigators on Monday afternoon. Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko (right) seen here with his wife ZACC, in collaboration with other law enforcement agents, has literally “sealed” the country’s borders to ensure the politician does not flee to other countries. Mphoko faces arrest over criminal abuse of office charges. Related Articles Said ZACC spokesperson Commissioner John Makamure: “The position remains the same and Mr Mphoko’s whereabouts are…

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Mphoko on the run after ZACC attempt to arrest him

Mphoko on the run after ZACC attempt to arrest him 4

By Nqobile Tshili/Mashudu Netsianda Former Vice President, Phelekezela Mphoko, is on the run after dramatically fleeing from Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) officers who were set to arrest him in Bulawayo yesterday. Former VP Phelekezela Mphoko The former Vice President’s movie style escape follows attempts by Zacc officers to take him to Bulawayo Central Police Station to slap him with abuse of office charges for an offence he allegedly committed during his tenure in office. Mphoko had initially agreed to surrender himself to the Zacc officers at the police station but…

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Poison-fears Mphoko on the run after high-speed escape from court, says ZACC

Poison-fears Mphoko on the run after high-speed escape from court, says ZACC 5

BULAWAYO – Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko is on the run after avoiding arrest by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), an official said. Mphoko had been summoned to appear at the Bulawayo Magistrate’s Court on corruption allegations, and had given undertakings he would attend, said ZACC spokesman John Makamure. He is charged with obstruction of justice and criminal abuse of office over allegations be sprung free officials of the roads agency, ZINARA, from a police station in 2016 while he was Vice President. The former Vice President, ousted with former…

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Full text: Ex-Vice President Mphoko issues statement on attempted arrest by ZACC

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BULAWAYO – The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on Saturday accused former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko of resisting arrest after he allegedly chased away its officers a day earlier. ZACC says it wants to question Mphoko over allegations he, while he was Vice President, threatened police officers and ordered them to release officials from the roads agency, ZINARA, who had been arrested on corruption allegations. Video released by Mphoko’s daughter, Siduduzo, last Friday showed two ZACC officials being ordered out of Mphoko’s Douglasdale home in Bulawayo after they were challenged to…

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Zacc probes Mupfumira prison conditions

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By Ruvimbo Muchenje | Zimbabwe Standard | The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) yesterday descended on Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison to investigate allegations that incarcerated former Tourism and Hospitality Industry minister Priscah Mupfumira is getting preferential treatment. Former Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Priscah Mupfumira looks colourful as she makes her way into the Harare Magistrates’ Courts yesterday. — (Picture by Lee Maidza) Mupfumira’s lawyer, Charles Chinyama, confirmed that three Zacc commissioners were at Chikurubi to investigate the conditions under which the former top Zanu PF official was being held.…

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ZACC in dramatic bid to arrest former Vice President Mphoko

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BULAWAYO – Investigators from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on Friday made an attempt to arrest former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko but he refused to leave his house with them, dramatic video showed. It was unclear what charges Mphoko faces. The video, posted on Facebook by Mphoko’s daughter Siduduzo, shows a bespectacled man standing inside Mphoko’s home, while a second man stood in the kitchen. Siduduzo and another female voice believed to be Mphoko’s wife, Laurinda, are heard telling the men that they are trespassing and must leave their property.…

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ZACC in dramatic bid to arrest former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko

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BULAWAYO – Investigators from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on Friday made an attempt to arrest former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko but he refused to leave his house with them, dramatic video showed. It was unclear what charges Mphoko faces. The video, posted on Facebook by Mphoko’s daughter Siduduzo, shows a bespectacled man standing inside Mphoko’s home, while a second man stood in the kitchen. Siduduzo and another female voice believed to be Mphoko’s wife, Laurinda, are heard telling the men that they are trespassing and must leave their property.…

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ZACC boss says ‘no-one above law’ as husband sucked into NSSA scandal

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HARARE – Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) boss Loice Matanda-Moyo said “no-one is above the law” after her husband Sibusiso Moyo was sucked into the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) corruption vortex. South Africa’s Sunday Times newspaper reported on Sunday that the anti-graft tsar’s husband, who is also Zimbabwe’s foreign minister, was the director of a company involved in an irregular transaction with the corruption-hit pensions body. Matanda-Moyo, a former High Court judge, has repeatedly parried conflict-of-interest questions, and now faces the challenge of investigating her husband. “I have noted the…

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