Businessman Wicknell Chivayo in serious trouble


In a move to uphold accountability and integrity, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has initiated an investigation into a concerning case involving allegations of money laundering and abuse of office.

The Commission’s attention was drawn to a letter purportedly written by Messrs. Moses Mpofu and Mike Chimombe, addressed to a South African-based company, REN-form. The letter is said to have demanded payment and resolution of a contractual dispute. Additionally, ZACC has taken note of audio recordings allegedly linked to Mr. Wicknell Chivhayo.

See statement below:

Harare — (16 June 2024): The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC/the Commission) has taken note of a letter purportedly written by Messrs Moses Mpofu and Mike Chimombe, to a South African based company, REN-form, demanding payment and resolution of a contractual dispute. The Commission has also noted audios allegedly attributed to Mr. Wicknell Chivhayo.

The letter and recordings raise issues related to money laundering and abuse of office that fall within the purview of the Commission. Consequently, ZACC will be interviewing Messrs. Mpofu, Chimombe, and Chivhayo to gather more information and gain clarity on the matters highlighted. The Commission is also keen to interview Messrs Mpofu and Chimombe on the Presidential Gnats Scheme mentioned in one of the audios.

The Commission reaffirms its commitment to curb corruption and promote honesty, financial discipline and transparency in the public and private sectors, in line with the mandate outlined in Section 255 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.
The public is encouraged to report any instance of corruption and to support the Commission’s efforts in promoting a corruption-free Zimbabwe.

Released on behalf of the Commission by Spokesperson, Commissioner Thandiwe Mlobane.

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