Mzembi and Undenge arrested, to appear in court today


Former Foreign Affairs Minister Walter Mzembi and former Energy Minister Samuel Undenge were arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday and are expected to appear in court today.

Mzembi is facing allegations of donating to churches four television sets bought by the government for the promotion of the World Cup in 2010. He was Minister of Tourism at the time.

 His lawyer, Job Sikhala, said: “Allegations are that he donated two television screens to the United Family International Church led by Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa, one television screen to Walter Magaya’s Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries and another to Zion Christian Church Bishop Nehemia Mutendi in Masvingo. The television sets were bought by the Government for the promotion of the World Cup in 2010 and after the World Cup, Mzembi donated them to the churches.”

Undenge is alleged to have abused his position to influence the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority to illegally parcel out tenders to his cronies.


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The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


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