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Chitown manager convicted for corruption in Sikhala deal



Sept. 29, 2022

Chitungwiza Municipality works manager, Emmanuel Mushata, was convicted of illegally
allocating a piece of land at Zengeza 2 Shopping center

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Three arrested for printing fake money


March 20, 2023

Three Bulawayo men arrested for printing fake USD$ notes and found in possession of some of the notes at a local hotel.

GMB officials arrested for stealing Presidential Inputs Scheme



Jan. 30, 2023

Three employees of the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) have been arrested on allegations of stealing 9.5 tonnes of fertiliser worth US$7000 , meant for the Presidential Inputs Scheme in Hwange

hree people in court for illegal diamond possession



Jan. 31, 2023

Three man admitted to possessing 2.97carats of diamond which they intended to trade in Harare's city centre when they appeared  at the Harare Magistrate Court.

20 years in jail for vandalising Zesa transformer



Sept. 28, 2022

Two thieves from Chinhoyi and Bulawayo have been jailed for stealing copper cables

Masvingo police nab detective with 240kg copper cables



Aug. 18, 2022

Masvingo police nab detective with 240kg copper cables

Man fined $40 000 for using fake immigration stamps to clear travellers between South Africa and Zimbabwe.



Aug. 19, 2022

Man fined $40 000 for using fake immigration stamps to clear travellers between South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Suspected gold ore thieves in court



Aug. 9, 2022

Suspected gold ore thieves in court

Kwekwe magistrate jailed for corruption



Aug. 3, 2022

A Kwekwe resident magistrate Story Rushambwa (50), was jailed for an effective 15 months and a clerk of court an effective nine months for criminal abuse of office after fraudulently releasing an impounded vehicle.”

Pension scammers in court



July 14, 2022

Pension scammers in court

Former cabinet Minister convicted of corruption



June 8, 2022

Former cabinet minister Petronella Kagonye has been convicted of corruption. She was facing charges of criminal abuse of office after she diverted 20 computers donated by the Postal and Telecommunication Regulation Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) to schools in her constituency

Agriculture Deputy Minister arrested

http://" https://www.herald.co.zw/deputy-minister-arrested-for-inputs-theft/ "


May 21, 2022

"The Agriculture deputy minister, Douglas Karoro arrested 
for inputs theft."

ZACC has launched investigations into corruption allegations at Morten Jeffry



May 28, 2022

City Bosses under fire over corruption at Morten Jeffry ZACC has launched investigations into corruption allegations involving the funding and procurement of services for the rehabilitation of pumps at Morton Jaffrey water works in 2019.

Six Kenyans arrested for trying to enter the country with fake traveling documents

http://" https://www.herald.co.zw/six-kenyans-arrested-for-forging-zim-immigration-stamps/"


May 30, 2022

Security officials at the Beitbridge Border Post have arrested six Kenyans who attempted to enter the country from South Africa using travel documents with fake Zimbabwean Immigration date stamps. They engaged the services of a bogus immigration officer who endorsed their fake travelling documents. The accused persons were subsequently arrested and they implicated the Beitbridge man.

12 bus conductors arrested for trying to bribe officers at a roadblock

http://" https://www.herald.co.zw/12-bus-conductors-arrested-for-bribery/"


May 23, 2022

Police in Beitbridge have arrested 12bus conductors for allegedly trying to bribe officers at a roadblock in Bubi, after being found in possession of smuggled goods. Their buses were intercepted along the Beitbridge- Masvingo laden with goods smuggled from South Africa.

Cabinet approves the Electricity Amendment Bill, 2022



May 10, 2022

Cabinet approves the Electricity Amendment Bill, 2022. The Bill introduces stiffer penalties for the abstraction or diversion of electricity, or the use of such electricity knowing that it was illegally abstracted or diverted. The Bill will also remove the option of a fine where one is convicted of the crime. Furthermore, the Bill introduces stiffer penalties for the transportation of material used in connection with the generation, transmission, distribution, or supply of electricity without the option of a fine. The Amendment Bill will deter would-be offenders through stiffer and mandatory sentences

Juru ZESA Cable Thief Sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment



April 21, 2022

An Epworth man was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment after he was convicted of vandalizing Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority equipment in Juru where one person was electrocuted in the process.

ZACC Commissioner Muchengwa Fired



April 22, 2022

Following recommendations from the tribunal he set up to evaluate his eligibility to hold office, President Munangagwa has sacked Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commissioner Frank Muchengwa with immediate effect. After an allegation of illegal behavior was filed against him, Muchengwa was suspended in September 2020.

Parks ranger, police officer, found with ivory.




April 7, 2022

Parks ranger, police officer, found with ivory. A Zimbabwe Parks ranger at Simatela Camp in Hwange National Park and a police officer stationed at the Police Support Unit Barracks at Chikurubi in Harare were arrested. They were taken to Harare  magistrate Court charged with unlawful possession of elephant tusks.

Prosecutor faces fresh criminal charges



March 28, 2022

Prosecutor faces fresh criminal charges. Principal public prosecutor Henry Muringani in court yesterday on fresh charges of criminal abuse office after he allegedly assisted four armed robbers prepare bail applications that resulted in their release by the high court. Muringani who was already on remand on another similar charge, appeared before Harare regional magistrate Mr Stanford Mambanje on the four new counts of criminal abuse of office

Serial Fraudster Henssey Dube has been Sentenced to Six Months Imprisonment



March 23, 2022

Serial fraudster Henssey Dube has been sentenced to six months imprisonment , wholly suspended on condition he performs 210 hours of community service at the western Commonage Court. On the second count of fraud, Dube was fined $14000 or 13 months in jail. He was given upto April 8 2022 to pay the money.


Former Chitungwiza Chamber Secretary 's Recusal Bid Flops



March 21, 2022

Former Chitungwiza chamber secretary's recusal bid flops Her trial on charges of bribing a High Court judge and a prosecutor under the same magistrate and will now continue under the same magistrate and prosecutor after her request for the removal of the two was rejected by the High court.


Former Perm Sec Slapped with a Four-Year Jail Term



Feb. 25, 2022

Former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development Francis Gudyanga has been slapped with a four-year jail term after being convicted for criminal abuse of office involving more than US$25 000. Gudyanga was handed a four-year jail term this Friday but will serve an effective two and half years. 18 months of the sentence were suspended on the condition he pays back the money to the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ).


ZACC Investigations Reveal a US$200 000 Fraud Case



Feb. 4, 2022

A Harare lady has been in court on fraud charges after allegedly conspiring with her employer to swindle his business partner of US$200 000. Munyaradzi Gonyora, who has a 10% stake in Adlecraft Investments, noticed the problem and informed Shabtai, who filed a complaint with the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC). According to ZACC's investigation, Shabtai was abroad of the country when the documents were signed.

Zacc recovers 501 cars, seizes US$5m properties



Dec. 10, 2020

More than US$5 million worth of corruptly-acquired property, including 501 vehicles, have been seized by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission in the past 18 months as Zimbabwean authorities intensify efforts to hunt down the proceeds of corruption for eventual seizure as well as prosecute the corrupt.

The country’s anti-corruption drive is real



Dec. 4, 2020

The country’s anti-corruption drive is real and more convicts are now being jailed to deter would-be offenders. The number of people, including public figures, being arrested for graft has significantly increased over the years. Interestingly, the drive has since gone a gear up with more bigwigs being found guilty and locked up for criminal abuse of office and other corruption-related charges. All along the police were the only investigating arm with arresting powers, but recently, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) was bestowed with the same powers, leveraging the anti-graft war.

Arrest of Drax Consulting SAGL. Representative in Zimbabwe and cancellation of all supply contracts with the National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm)



June 10, 2020

Government has ordered the National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) to cancel all contracts for the supply and delivery of medicines and surgical sundries by Drax Consulting SAGL.

In a letter dated 5 June 2020, addressed to NatPharm managing director Mrs Flora Sifeku, acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Gibson Mhlanga advised that the cancellation must be done with immediate effect.


Conviction of former Principal Director of State Residences in the Office of the President and Cabinet of three counts of criminal abuse of office.



June 4, 2020

Former Principal Director of State Residences in the Office of the President and Cabinet Douglas Tapfuma, has been convicted of three counts of criminal abuse of office by a Harare magistrate.Tapfuma was found guilty of importing eight personal cars using the President’s name and evading paying import duty in the process. Magistrate Esthere Chivasa convicted Tapfuma after a full trial.

Filling of a High Court application by the Prosecutor General seeking an order compelling Former Commissioner-General of the Police to explain how he acquired his properties.



May 20, 2020

Former Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri is suspected of diverting US$32 million of public funds into family companies and buying a large swathe of property, which the State now wants frozen pending the final outcome of possible criminal cases and civil suits.

During his 25 years at the helm of the police, Chihuri and his family acquired a lot of property and other assets.

The Prosecutor-General Mr Kumbirai Hodzi filed an application at the High Court seeking an order compelling Chihuri to explain how he acquired his properties and he wants all the assets still in Zimbabwe frozen until investigations and resulting court actions are complete.

Broadcasting of the Status of High Profile Corruption cases by The Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) on Twitter.

ZACC Online


March 23, 2020

High profile cases pending at court and current status.

Arrest of Victoria Falls Mayor on Graft Charges

ZBC News


Feb. 9, 2020

Victoria Falls Mayor, Somvelo Dlamini was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission officials on allegations of abuse of office by engaging in illicit land dealings.

Arrest of Bulawayo Businessman for Forex Dealings and Externalisation



Feb. 8, 2020

A local businessman, accused of fuelling the forex black market, has been arrested for alleged money laundering and externalisation of over US$1,3 million. Ismail Moosa Lunat (57) of Kumalo suburb was arrested by officials from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc).

Investigation and arrest of abusers of the Command Agriculture Scheme.

Sunday Mail


Feb. 9, 2020

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has begun swooping on farmers and companies that were repackaging inputs obtained from the Special Grain and Oil Seed programme — commonly known as Command Agriculture — and selling them for personal gain.

The abuse of Command Agriculture inputs is one of the high-profile cases that are being investigated by the corruption-fighting body.

Some warehouses belonging to big companies have since been raided.

Approval of Recruitment of 200 Prosecutors by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)



Jan. 30, 2020

The National Prosecution Authority (NPA) has been given the nod to recruit 200 public prosecutors for special anti-corruption courts across the country. The development comes as prosecutors seconded to the NPA by the uniformed forces have since returned to their work stations following last year’s Constitutional Court ruling that employment of serving members of security services was unconstitutional.

Arrest of Gokwe public office holders



Jan. 29, 2020

Zanu PF Member of Parliament for Gokwe-Sesame Constituency Gorden Chanda (41) and Ward 13 Councillor Georgina Chirongoma (34) have been arrested for allegedly extorting villagers and stealing food aid.

Escalation of prosecution of corruption cases

Sunday Mail


Dec. 28, 2019

The anti-corruption drive has moved a gear up towards prosecution of individuals fingered in graft, with fresh revelations the Attorney-General’s Office is now being ropped in to team up with the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) in fast-tracking cases to court.

The Sunday Mail has gathered that the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) is currently working on over 600 dockets for prosecution of people accused of corruption including judges, ministers, Members of Parliament and company executives.

Continual prosecution of corruption cases.



Dec. 18, 2019

14 cases of corruption were finalised, out of which there were eight convictions and six acquittals.

Arrest of 9 ZINARA Officials on fraud charges



Nov. 23, 2019

Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) officers have defrauded the entity of at least US$30 000, and perhaps as much as US$450 000 in a cheating scam using tollgate coupons issued to foreign truckers at border posts.

Nine officers have already been arrested and are before the courts, while others have been fired. The system of cancelling coupons has since been upgraded to plug loopholes.

Dismissal of ZINARA Cashiers for Fraud



Nov. 11, 2019

Thirty Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) cashiers have been fired for fraud and theft .This comes after the authority uncovered systematic scams at four tollgates involving cashiers, supervisors and police officers manning the gates.The loot was shared with everyone involved, from the supervising tollgate controllers down to the cleaners on an agreed hierarchy scale.

Suspension of Pension Officers



Nov. 8, 2019

The Government Pensions Office has suspended 11 workers suspected of making payments to ghost workers and fast-tracking payouts to favoured individuals.The 11 officers were sent home to pave way for investigations and they face prosecution or dismissal from employment if found guilty of improper conduct.The Pensions Office pays out pensions, gratuities and other benefits to State workers or their heirs on retirement, discharge, resignation, death or any other termination of service.

Arrest of Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in charge of Implementation and Monitoring.



Nov. 5, 2019

Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in charge of Implementation and Monitoring Joram McDonald Gumbo, who was questioned and released yesterday, is expected to appear in court on charges of criminal abuse of office involving US$37 million. The charges arise from four separate incidents during his tenure as Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister.

Dismissal of the Public Service Commission (PSC) Paymaster



Nov. 6, 2019

Public Service Commission (PSC) paymaster Brighton Chiuzingo, who was suspended on allegations of abuse of office and mismanagement, has been fired. Government suspended Chiuzingo in December last year following reports of abuse of office and mismanagement, pending investigations.

Recovery of looted property worth $100 million by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC)



Oct. 4, 2019

Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) chairperson Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo says they have recovered more than $100 million worth of properties from looters as they intensify anti-graft efforts aimed at combating the scourge.

She said they had secured an increased number of criminal convictions of late and were working with different stakeholders such as academics to come up with legal structures that enhance their fight against corruption.

Suing of Metbank by the Minister of Tertiary and Higher Education for maladministration of public funds

The Harare Times


Sept. 21, 2019

Metbank Limited was this week taken to court by Higher and Tertiary Education minister, Amon Murwira after students’ funds amounting US$1,6 million got stuck in the bank.The Ozias Buvte led bank is under fire after Murwira filed summons against the financial institution seeking an order compelling it to release the funds which have been stuck since 2013.The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) was also cited as a respondent in the summons.

Firing of ZINARA top officials for gross incompetence and abuse of office



Sept. 21, 2019

ZINARA has fired its suspended chief executive officer Engineer Nancy Masiyiwa-Chamisa and finance director Mr Simon Taranhike for gross incompetence and abuse of office, our Harare Bureau can reveal. The two have pending court cases on corruption charges. More than 20 other employees were arrested on corruption charges and the cases are at various stages of trial.

Freezing of bank accounts for firms suspected to be dealing in money laundering



Sept. 21, 2019

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has reportedly frozen bank accounts held by four companies suspected of engaging in money-laundering activities and fuelling the foreign currency parallel market. One of the companies, Sakunda Holdings, is run by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s close ally and adviser, Kudakwashe Tagwirei. Tagwirei is a member of a 26-member Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) named by Mnangagwa early this year to advise and assist him in formulating key economic policies and push through his vision for an upper middle-class economy by 2030.

Arrest of Chitungwiza Mayor, a Councillor and an engineer on allegations of abuse of office through corrupt activities involving the sale of commercial stands.



Aug. 30, 2019

Police arrested Chitungwiza Mayor Lovemore Maiko, a councillor and an engineer on allegations of abuse of office through corrupt activities involving the sale of commercial stands. The mayor, who assumed office four months ago, is among top officials that have been arrested in the new dispensation under President Mnangagwa, who is calling for zero tolerance to corruption.

Prosecution of a Former Secretary Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and a former general manager’s strategic assistant in the National Social Security Authority (NSSA).



Aug. 30, 2019

Former Secretary for Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Ngoni Masoka and James Chiuta, a former general manager’s strategic assistant in the National Social Security Authority (NSSA), appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts facing charges of criminal abuse of office involving US$50 million. Masoka, who retired in September last year, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with four counts of criminal abuse of office as a public officer involving US$7 million, while Chiuta was facing one count involving US$37,5 million.

Conviction and incarceration of the former Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) Chairman on corruption charges.



Sept. 3, 2019

Former Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) board chairman Stanley Kazhanje was slapped with an effective one-year jail term for concealing a US$10,000 transaction he received from Wicknell Chivayo’s Intratrek Zimbabwe. Kazhanje was convicted after a full trial by senior regional magistrate Mr Hosea Mujaya.

Zimbabwe's Tourism Minister sacked over corruption charges.



Aug. 8, 2019

President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira, a statement from Zimbabwe's presidency said, after she was detained over the disappearance of millions of dollars during her time as welfare minister. Prisca Mupfumira is facing seven corruption charges linked to $94 million missing from the country's pension fund.

Former Director of State Residences arrested for criminal abuse of office.



July 31, 2019

Former Director of State Residences Douglas Tapfuma has been arrested for criminal abuse of office after he allegedly imported a fleet of vehicles without paying duty, as the anti-corruption  drive gathers momentum. He reportedly imported personal vehicles under the pretext that he was doing so for the State to evade paying excise duty. Tapfuma was last year reassigned as Principal Director Monitoring and Evaluation in the Office of the President and Cabinet.

President Mnangagwa appoints new commissioners of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC)



July 15, 2019

President Mnangagwa has sworn in seven commissioners of the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) as Government intensifies its anti-graft drive. The swearing-in of the Commissioners followed public interviews that were conducted by Parliament’s Standing Rules and Orders Committee chaired by Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda before submitting 12 names from which the President would choose the constitutionally prescribed eight from. President swore in seven after the eighth person, Mrs Mabel Ndakaripa Hungwe, failed to attend as she is out of the country. The seven Commissioners that were sworn in are Fungai Jessie Majome, John Makamure, Gabriel Chaibva, Thandiwe Thando Mlobane, Frank Muchengwa, Michael Dennis Santi (Rtd Maj) and Kuziva Phineas Murapa.

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) now has arresting powers



July 3, 2019

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) — for long rapped for being a toothless bulldog — now has arresting powers as Government takes a major stride in its quest to tackle the scourge of corruption. The changes were announced in an Extraordinary Government Gazette published on 28 June 2019 through Statutory Instrument 143 of 2019. The new regulations modified the previous legal instrument that deals with peace officers.

FORMER ZBC presenter and ex-Zanu PF legislator convicted of fleecing power utility.



Dec. 8, 2018

FORMER ZBC presenter Oscar Pambuka and ex-Zanu PF legislator Psychology Maziwisa will challenge that the High Court their conviction and sentence for fleecing power utility the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC).

Defence lawyer Jonathan Samkange told Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube Thursday that his clients would seek “bail pending appeal at the High Court”.

“I believe there are prospects of success on both counts,” Samkange said after his clients were sentenced.

Tears welled up Maziwisa’s eyes and he tried hard to stop them rolling down his cheeks as relatives took

Illegal foreign currency dealers arrested countrywide

The Herald


Oct. 25, 2018

About 170 illegal foreign currency dealers were arrested countrywide as police intensify a campaign against currency trading which caused volatility in the prices of basic commodities. Police also say they launched the operation against the illegal currency traders because they pose a serious security and economic threat to the country. National Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrests saying they were conducting the operation together with other relevant stakeholders. The Zimbabwe Republic Police embarked on a countrywide operation to enforce Statutory Instrument 122A of 2017, Exchange Control (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 (No.5), which criminalises the illegal trading in foreign currency.

ZESA Chief Executive Officer arrested over underhand deals.

The Herald


Oct. 3, 2018

Zesa Holdings chief executive Engineer Joshua Chifamba was arrested in connection with $35 million underhand deals involving an Indian company, PME. Two other Zesa bosses, Eng Julian Chinembiri and finance director Thokozani Dhliwayo were arrested earlier in connection with the same case.

Arrest of Several Former Ministers for corrupt practices.

Zimbabwe Situation


Nov. 7, 2018

Former ICT Minister, Super Mandiwanzira handed himself over to the CID Serious Fraud Unit on allegations of criminal abuse of office. 

Arrest of Several Former Ministers for corrupt practices.

The Herald


Sept. 25, 2018

Former Cabinet minister Saviour Kasukuwere was arrested on four counts of alleged abuse of office and spent a night at Rhodesville Police Station pending his appearance in court. Kasukuwere handed himself over to the police on his return from South Africa. He is allegedly facing three counts of criminal abuse of office as a public officer during his tenure as a Cabinet minister, according to his lawyer, Mr Jonathan Samukange.

Arrest of Several Former Ministers for corrupt practices.

Nehanda Radio


Sept. 14, 2018

Former Health and Child Care Minister David Parirenyatwa was arrested and appeared at Harare Magistrates’ Courts on charges of criminal abuse of office. Parirenyatwa was not asked to plead to criminal abuse of office charges as defined in Section 174 (1) (a) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23, when he appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Elisha Singano. The State, led by prosecutor Mr Michael Reza, did not oppose bail, but proposed that Parirenyatwa pay $1,000 coupled with stringent conditions.


July 31, 2018

Arrest of Several Former Ministers for corrupt practices.



Aug. 3, 2018

High Court judge Justice Erica Ndewere ruled the former energy minister was a suitable candidate for bail and as part of his provisional freedom’s conditions, the court ordered him to continue residing at his Harare Glen Lorne house, report once every week at his nearest police station and to surrender title deeds of his house.
Undenge; represented by Aleck Muchadehama, was last month convicted by a Harare regional magistrate on charges of criminal abuse of office after prejudicing the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) of the sum of $12,000.