via ZACC in the dark on Masimirembwa investigations | The Zimbabwean by Edgar Gweshe 04.10.13
The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission says that it is in the dark regarding investigations into allegations of extortion against former Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation boss, Goodwills Masimirembwa.
Masimirembwa is alleged to have extorted $6 million from Ghanaian investors who wanted to invest in diamond mining in Chiadzwa.
Last month, President Robert Mugabe ordered the arrest of Masimirembwa saying that acts of corruption should not go unpunished.
ZACC Chairperson, Denford Chirindo, told The Zimbabwean that his commission was yet to get a formal report on the issue hence its inaction.
He said that the issue was in the hands of the police and the investigations committee that was recently set up by Mines Minister, Walter Chidhakwa.
“That issue is in the hands of the police and they are the ones conducting the investigations. If you want to get details concerning that, you can ask the police. We are not saying that we are not able to investigate the issue but we have not yet received a formal report to enable us to act,” said Chirindo.
He said his commission respects the work of other institutions and would not want to interfere with the work currently being done by the police and the recently appointed investigations committee.
“Now that the issue is before the police and the investigations committee, why don’t we just leave them to do their work,” said Chirindo.