Health Minister of Zimbabwe Obadiah Moyo has been arrested and held at Rhodesville Police Station in the capital of the country, Harare.
This has been confirmed by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission spokesperson John Makamure.
“I can confirm that Minister Moyo has been arrested and is currently in police custody. That’s what I can say for now,” he noted.
Moyo has been accused of illegally awarding a US$42 million tender to Drax International for the supply of Covid-19 drugs and personal protective equipment fully aware the company was not pharmaceutical but a consultancy firm.
The Minister becomes the second in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to be arrested over corruption scandals, after the former Tourism Minister, Prisca Mupfumira whose case is still pending in courts.
The local representative of Drax International, Delish Nguwaya is currently in remand prison after he was denied bail on Monday this week.