News ID: 263004
Published: 0535 GMT December 15, 2019

Zimbabwe arrests vice president’s wife on charges of fraud, money laundering

Zimbabwe arrests vice president’s wife on charges of fraud, money laundering

Zimbabwean authorities arrested the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga on charges of money laundering, fraud and violating exchange control regulations, the country's anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) said on Sunday.

Marry Mubaiwa-Chiwenga was arrested on Saturday evening and will likely appear in court on Monday, ZACC spokesman, John Makamure said. He declined to give further details, Presstv Reported.

Mubaiwa could not be reached for comment on Sunday.

Appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa this year, ZACC is under pressure to show that it can tackle high-level graft, which watchdog Transparency International estimates is costing the country $1 billion annually.

 
   
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