Advocates Thembi Magwaliba, Brian Hungwe on the instructions of Selby Hwacha of Dube Manikai and Hwacha have released fresh details on the arrest of former ICT minister Supa Collins Mandiwanzira.
Said the lawyers:
“Honourable Supa Collins Mandiwanzira, immediately on return from an overseas business trip, presented himself to the police at their request Tuesday morning.
The police interviewed him in connection with allegations of abuse of office on two issues:
1. That he allegedly engaged Megawatt company, to do consultancy work for NetOne without going to tender
2. That he allegedly appointed his Personal Assistant, a government employee at deputy director level, to the Potraz Board in violation of corporate governance principles and a Cabinet circular.
Mandiwanzira denied the allegations and advised the police that Megawatt offered consultancy services at no cost to the government. That consultancy led to the recovery of tens of million of dollars for NetOne.
He explained that no corporate governance principles or any circular, were violated in the appointment of the personal assistant as a Potraz board member.