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.
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.
Public officials like me who've taken the oath to uphold the Constitution & the laws of Zimbabwe have a duty to do so & to be seen to do so!— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) November 3, 2016
In matters of truth & justice things often get worse before they get better!— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) November 3, 2016
It feels like being summoned by lions to their den! https://t.co/dPca8fO7Ku— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) November 3, 2016