Minister Joram Gumbo arrested over corruption

FORMER Energy and Power Development minister Joram Gumbo was Monday morning arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) over a string of corruption allegations.

Gumbo has been under investigation by Special Anti-Corruption Unit in the Office of the President and Cabinet over corrupt activities that he committed during his tenure as Transport minister.

Gumbo was also under the microscope over Zimbabwe Airways, with an investigating team visiting Malaysia to ascertain the nature of the plane-acquisition transaction and the prices which are believed to have been inflated.

Former president Robert Mugabe’s son in law Simba Chikore and Gumbo are said to be at the centre of the dodgy deal where government acquired two aircrafts from Malaysia. 

Initially, Gumbo informed the nation that the airline was a private company owned by Zimbabweans based in the diaspora before taking a U-turn and later claiming the company was 100 percent owned by government. 

He also shielded Chikore’s involvement.