Zimbabwe Tourism Minister Arrested
Prisca Mupfumira

Zimbabwe’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on Thursday said it has detained the country’s tourism minister, Prisca Mupfumira for questioning.

Concise News learnt that Mupfumira is the first senior government official to be detained by the commission which was appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on July 15 after he promised tough action against graft.

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Transparency International says corruption costs Zimbabwe’s economy at least $1 billion annually.

“We can confirm that the minister of tourism is currently in our custody for questioning and possible due processes,” ZACC said in a brief statement.

However, the commission did not give any details.