Woes mount for embattled Gumbo

 Woes mount for embattled Gumbo

Policy Implementation and Monitoring Minister Joram Gumbo

By Court Reporter

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Policy Implementation and Monitoring Minister Joram Gumbo is set to be slapped with fresh charges, nEWS263zim.com has learnt.

Gumbo who was arrested early Monday is reportedly facing corruption c relating to the murky Zim Airways deal.
He briefly appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ court Tuesday before he was whisked away back to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) head office in Mt Pleasant.
Sources close to the case said Gumbo was likely to face more charges.
“We recalled him back because we want all charges against him to be consolidated into one docket. We are going to add charges relating to the the rot at Zinara (Zimbabwe National Roads Administration),” said an investigator on condition of anonymity.
The decision nEWS263zim.com was made after a meeting of the Zacc top brass and may include other charges in more parastatals that Gumbo was at the time he was Transport Minister had under his watch.
Gumbo’s lawyer Selby Hwacha seemed to confirm this but was unwilling to discuss details of the matter.
“We have been recalled to Zacc head office and at the moment we are not sure why we are going back there,” he said.
Hwacha said his client was yet to be charged.
“We have not been charged also on an offence involving US$37 million. No warned and cautioned statement was recorded from my client in respect to that.
“We are only aware of charges relating to the CMED and (Civil Aviation Authority) CAAZ. I can’t comment further for now. I will be in a position to comment when I get to Zacc,” the lawyer said.


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