By Staff Reporter| Barely hours after dodging an interview to answer for his dodgy $5million ZESA parastatal tender among other shady deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Wicknell Chivayo has been arrested, shortly after insulting ZimEye’s Simba Chikanza during a LIVE program on Saturday night.
His lawyer has confirmed Chivayo was taken away by security forces but could not tell whether it was police or military. To further confirm the arrest, attempts by ZimEye.com to reach Chivayo since last night were met with a brickwall as Chivayo’s phone was continuously switched off.
His lawyer Thabani Mpofu told the local Daily News Chivayo was arrested yesterday Sunday although he was not sure which police took him, ZRP or military. “At the moment I am still frantically trying to establish what happened. I thought by now I would have made headway, but nothing has come up yet,” he said.
Chivayo’s WhatsApp number showed he was last online around 5pm yesterday when ZimEye called him once again.
ZimEye.com is in the next few minutes offloading the tender document Chivayo reportedly stole from the ZANU PF headquarters and which he used to inflate figures.
Chivayo’s arrest is over the ZESA deals wherewith he obtained over half a billion dollars worth of tenders and moreover received a cash payment of $5million without a performance guarantee.
He was arrested within 24 hours of dodging ZimEye.com for answers.