The permanent secretary in Zimbabwe’s tourism ministry, Munesu Munodawafa, has been arrested by the country’s anti-graft body for alleged abuse of office, state broadcaster ZBC reported.
His arrest comes after his boss Prisca Mupfumira was arrested last week over allegations of corruption involving $95 million.
Africa Tembelea has learnt that Munodawafa is the third senior government official to be detained by the Anti-Corruption Commission after Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira and former principal director state residences Douglas Tapfuma.
It is not clear what charges Munodawafa is facing but he was embroiled in allegations of corruption involving Air Zimbabwe in 2017 when he served as Permanent Secretary for Transport.
The arrests of the trio follow President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s granting of arresting powers to the anti-graft body.