Friday, 26 July 2019

VIDEO : MUPFUMIRA'S DAY IN COURT


Prisca Mupfumira, Zimbabwe’s tourism and environment minister, was remanded in custody after facing seven charges of corruption Friday in the first such case since President Emmerson Mnangagwa pledged to clamp down on graft.

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission, which arrested Mupfumira Thursday, alleges she misused about $94 million from the state’s National Social Security Authority while minister of public service, labor and social welfare.

The charge sheet accuses Mupfumira of “criminal abuse of duty as a public officer” for allegedly taking unauthorized loans from the NSSA to buy a vehicle and fund her political campaign. She also instructed the social security agency to provide funds to Zimbabwe’s Metbank “under unclear circumstances,” it said.

Magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi ordered Mupfumira be remanded in custody until the hearing resumes on Saturday.

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