Zim minister says his arrest was like being 'summoned in a lions' den'

2016-11-03 19:14
Jonathan Moyo (file)

Jonathan Moyo (file)

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Harare – Zimbabwean Minister of Higher Education Jonathan Moyo has said that his recent arrest by the country's anti-corruption agency was like being "summoned by lions to their den".

Moyo handed himself to the country's anti-graft unit, the Zimbabwe anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) late on Wednesday.

He was, however, released to the custody of his lawyer who accompanied him.

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Reports indicated that Moyo and his deputy Godfrey Gandawa allegedly embezzled a combined amount of $400 000 from the taxpayer funded Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef). 

In a series of tweets on Thursday, a seemingly unshaken Moyo said that he was a "constitutionalist", and therefore, it was in the public interest for him to be seen upholding it.

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