Health minister in Zimbabwe Obadiah Moyo has been arrested and is currently held at Rhodesville Police Station in Harare.
The country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) spokesperson John Makamure has confirmed the arrest.
“I can confirm that Minister Moyo has been arrested and is currently in police custody. That’s all I say for now,” he said.
Moyo has been accused 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.
The local representative of Drax International, Delish Nguwaya is currently in remand prison after he was denied bail last Monday.
Zimbabweans on social media have been calling on the arrest of the minister ever since the Drax scandal came to public knowledge.