Health minister Obadiah Moyo has been arrested and is currently held at Rhodesville Police Station in Harare over COVID-19 related tender fraud and corruption.
The Anti-Corruption Commission accuses Moyo of illegally awarding a US$42 million tender to Drax International for the supply of COVID-19 drugs and personal protective equipment fully aware the company was not a pharmaceutical but a consultancy firm.
Initial investigations reveal that Drax hyper-inflated prices – a mask that cost 28-dollars was marked up at 98 dollars.
The local representative of Drax International, Delish Nguwaya is currently in remand prison after he was denied bail last Monday.
Nguwaya is said to have links with the first family however, Emmerson Mnangagwa and his family have distanced themselves from Nguwaya.