Mupfumira Faces Fresh Charges; Fraud & Money Laundering
Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira, who is facing seven counts of criminal abuse of office involving US$95 million, will fresh two fresh charges.
The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) is reported to have established that Mupfumira was involved in fraud and money laundering.
She allegedly instructed NSSA to deposit money into her CBZ personal account amounting to US$9 182. This was revealed by Michael Reza, who is representing the State along with Sharon Fero while opposing bail for Mupfumira at the High Court. He said:
She is on remand on seven counts of criminal abuse of office and from that time investigations on three counts have been completed where the trial can commence.
The three charges are complete and the applicant will be made aware and informed on the investigations papers have compelling reasons to deny her bail.
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She has a personal account 04422647590013 at CBZ that money was deposited into. This money came from companies applicant had directed NSSA to deal with.
There is no reason why that US$9 182 was paid to her.
The state is concerned that if Mupfumira is granted bail, she would abscond trial. She is alleged to have filed medical reports.
Reza recalled a similar case in which the accused claimed to have cancer;
I once handled another case where an accused said he was at stage four with cancer and wanted to go for medicals.
That accused even asked the court to pray for him and he was granted bail and up to this day he was never seen.
The applicant has mansions in South Africa, Dubai and the United Kingdom. I am sure they will tender title deeds for a house in Harare. That will be a donation as she will not feel anything.