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Minister Moyo Reported To ZACC Over A "A Corrupt" US$9 Million Tender Scam

Minister Moyo Reported To ZACC Over A

Norton lawmaker, Temba Mliswa, has reported Local Government Public Works and National Housing Minister, July Moyo, to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) over a corrupt US$9 million water pumps tender.

Moyo has been implicated in the corrupt awarding of the lucrative deal to his alleged crony, businessman Paul Kruger, to supply water pumps to the City of Harare.

The multi-million-dollar contract was awarded to Petricho Irrigation, which was represented by Paul Kruger in Zimbabwe, allegedly without going to tender.

Treasury released the funds for the deal at the height of Harare’s crippling water crisis in October 2020 after Moyo presented a paper in cabinet asking the government to intervene.

This resulted in a cabinet resolution instructing Treasury to urgently release US$9.3 million to procure critical equipment for repairing the Morton Jaffray Water Works plant, which had been shut down.

Mliswa argues that Moyo and Kruger need to be subjected to a forensic probe to establish the correctness of the information presented to the cabinet, the pricing of the pumps, as well as the latter’s professional competencies regarding the scope of works. Mliswa said in a letter to ZACC chairperson Loice Matanda-Moyo, dated March 15, 2022:

Over the past few months, it has come to my attention that the Minister of Local Government was involved in a massive corruption scandal involving the purchase of pumps at Morton Jaffray Water Treatment Plant.

Sometime in 2019, the minister hatched a plan to fleece public funds through a proxy company called Agrico. Minister Moyo personally appointed one Paul Kruger as a consultant on water, ostensibly to solve Harare’s perennial water shortages and Paul Kruger went on to recommend that the water shortages in Harare could be easily solved by buying new water pumps.

Mliswa further alleged that Minister Moyo went with this recommendation to the cabinet and presented an urgent motion urging the cabinet to

(i) grant Cabinet Authority for a special waiver so that the pumps could be bought without going through the normal tendering process.

(ii) endorse the urgent release of $9.3 million from Treasury for the purchase of the pumps based on Paul Kruger’s recommendations.

He claims Minister Moyo misled the Cabinet by arguing:

1). that the project was urgent and was supposed to be completed in two months.

2). it was necessary to purchase these pumps because there was a need to pump less polluted water from Lake Manyame, which would result in the reduction of aluminium sulphate usage by 25%, therefore, this would substantially reduce the water treatment chemicals bill.

However, Paul Kruger’s company only handed over the site last week (over 2 years since the money was released to his company).

Mliswa who argues that Kruger was in a clear conflict of interest where he acted as both the consultant and contractor, wants:

a). to know how Paul Kruger arrived at a figure of €9.3 million for the five (5) pumps when similar-sized pumps cost just around US$2 million.

b). ZACC to establish if the council was now using 25% less aluminium sulphate as purported in water treatment, whether the water treatment chemicals bill had been reduced, and if Harare’s water crisis was resolved.


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Geraldine Mutoriro 3 months ago

Zanu PF you have good ideas and programmes but your downfall will be these people like July August Moyo. People are losing faith in the party due to these untouchables. Chuck out these morons before they tarnish the good work being done by the second republic

jokodi 3 months ago

mupfumira nanhasi yake haisati yapera

zacc (Zimbabwe Anti chicken club) 3 months ago

hapana nyaya apa mudhara wedu haasi guilt sorojena haambotadze kuziva all the protocols to go thru pama tenders.... idyai nemadhara ndosaka musingapihwe matenders..

Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

Am I wrong to conclude that every single active Zanu PF member who has a position starting from chairman going up to the highest peak is very corrupt and hence the only way to get rid of corruption is to get rid of all these thieves?

Dhuterere 3 months ago

You see the whole parliament being quiet when public resources are siphoned for selfish individual enrichment evry political party whether Zanu Pf, CCC, Zapu, Lead, Zipp or wateva shld nt remain silent when their members act in a corrupt manner they shld reprimand those corrupt tendencies remember we have a nation to build all the resources are for the citizens nt individuals

Chonayi 3 months ago

Temba mlisa harisiri sellout aripa chokwadi vakuru mu Zanu pf vari corrupt ngava sungwe vanoba sterek

S 3 months ago

Heeee vote for ZANU PF. Heeee pasi ne CCC. Do you still want this Party ZANU PF, with plenty of corruption and corrupt leaders to rule Zimbabwe? Question mark NGA!!!!


McKenzie 3 months ago







heartbroken 3 months ago

uyu july moyo ndye uye wescandal reDrax re15million usd,atanga fti kutengera council pombi dzemvura,on th other hand some how some how they want to chuck july out of systlytem since he fall out of favour ,so th regime will pernanently do that thru using Themba Mliswa,Themba can be used by any1 coz Themba anoda mari chaizvo,,gore riye akanetsanazve naPhilip chiyangwa coz Philip akange ooda kubata bata magetsi asiri ezera rake,Themba ndiyezve wekuudza Fortune Chasi kut your days are numbered it ddnt took 5days for Chasi to be booted out frrom Energy ministrial post ,Themba handimutembe is a sellout that guy

🚩 3 months ago

UTʜᴇᴍʙᴀ sɪʏᴀᴢɪ ʏɪᴍᴘɪᴍᴘɪ, ᴋᴏᴅᴡᴀ ɪɴʏᴇ ɴᴊᴇ ɪɴᴛᴏ ᴇɴɢɪᴍᴠᴜʏᴇʟᴀ ᴋᴜʏᴏɴᴀ...ᴋᴀᴋʜᴇᴛʜɪ ʟᴀᴘʜᴀ ᴀɢᴇᴄᴀ ᴋʜᴏɴᴀ . Hɪs ᴀssᴏᴄɪᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴛʀᴜᴛʜ ɪs ᴜɴᴍᴀᴛᴄʜᴇᴅ. Jᴜʟʏ Mᴏʏᴏ ɪs ɪɴᴅᴇᴇᴅ ᴠᴇʀʏ ᴄᴏʀʀᴜᴘᴛ ʜᴇ ɪs ᴏɴᴇ ʙᴇʜɪɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅᴇᴍɪsᴇ ᴏғ ᴏᴜʀ ᴄɪᴛɪᴇs

Sponono 3 months ago

Tisu vene venyika ino.

JARAVAZA 3 months ago

Iwe wakasungirwa papi? Pagumbo ramugwadi, chidya ipapo tione

xyz 3 months ago

we need more people like mliswa

Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 3 months ago

Thank you Hon Muliswa for putting the rope around these "fleecers'necks" regai tigoona kuti ZACC ine mhasuru DZEKUKATA tambo yacho here kusvika ****mori dzava muchikariboso.

July Moyo, the man responsible for all the delapidations in our towns and cities.Pasi nevanhu vakapandukira Chimurenga. Pasi nevanhu vanorwa nedonzvo regutsaruzhinji. Pasi nevano zvifunga ivo vega nemhuri dzavo. Pamberi negolden future. Change is inevitable.

Jombo 3 months ago

Mliswa ane point

Mhazi of Silobela 3 months ago

@Temba this will be at best a story coz this guy is one of the untouchables. we didn't vote for him but he is our MP we cried foul and it fell on deaf ears. that cartel runs Midlands - especially the mines.

Visit Silobela
Vote CCC

Snake hunter🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍 3 months ago

Mbudzi inodya payakasungirirwa.

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