The legal counsel representing former Vice President Bekezela Mphoko has visited the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission offices Monday afternoon in Bulawayo on behalf of their client who was summoned for questioning ,Zim Morning Post can reveal.
As earlier reported by this publication Monday, Mphoko had registered his intentions to hand over himself but he decided to send proxies in the form of his lawyers.
Zacc officials however advised the lawyers to physically bring in their client so that he record and sign a warned and cautioned statement.
At the time of writing, Mphoko had not yet arrived at the Zacc offices.
It is alleged that, during his tenure as the vice president, Mphoko defeated the course of justice when he ordered the release of incarcerated Engineer Moses Juma and non Executive Director Davison Norupiri who were arrested by ZACC on allegations of siphoning USD$ 1.3 million from the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA).
Zacc had secured the arrest of the two Zinara bosses under docket number RR08/05/16. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) charged them for allegedly defrauding the parastatal of US$1 294 575,76.
Mphoko, who is known for his bullying tactics, reportedly visited Avondale Police station during the night and identified himself as “the VP of the country”, saying, “I want my boys to go.”
He was Acting President at the material time when he secured the release of his ‘boys.’
Last year, Juma was sentenced to 30 months in jail for criminal abuse of office raising speculation that Mphoko is party to the crime.