Mathew Masinge

THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission has given Wicknell Chivayo, Mike Chimombe and Moses Mpofu an ultimatum to hand themselves in for questioning or risk arrest.

This was revealed by the ZACC chairperson, Michael Reza, who said the Commission now has reasonable suspicion to investigate the trio of possible money laundering and abuse of office.

Reza said he has assembled a team of six investigators who are waiting to interview the trio but has given them time to present themselves before the commission steps in to effect arrest.

“When we heard about the first audio and statement, we concluded that there was nothing of interest but when the second audio came out, we immediately found grounds to investigate the issue.

“Now, with the new evidence, we have invited Wicknell Chivayo, Mike Chimombe and Moses Mpofu for questioning and if they don’t come we will pick them up.

“Mike and Moses leaked a document and, as for Chivayo, he leaked an audio which all has led us to open investigations,” said Reza.

He said they have gathered enough evidence around the investigation.

“Our ZACC officers have gathered all the necessary evidence and we want to ask the trio a few questions in light of the evidence.

“We haven’t given them a time limit and we are waiting for them to cooperate but if they exceed our time frame, we will be left with no option but to pick them up,” he said.

He maintains that the commission does not act on bare allegations but uses its power when the information allows them to open investigations.

“Let me assure you, there are no sacred cows, ZACC is ready to activate its mandate on the issue.

“The Commission subscribes to the confines of the fundamental human rights and can only pursue a matter that is genuine,” he said.

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