Vice President Chiwenga and his estranged wife Mary have been fingered in a corruption deal at the Judiciary Service Commission, according to the Judges that wrote a letter to the President complaining about Chief Justice Malaba.
According to the Judges, the JSC abandoned hiring services from Rooneys and started hiring services from an events company that was owned by Vice President Chiwenga and his estranged wife Marry at higher prices.
The Judges complained:
…Then there are many other issues which may be characterized as outrightly corrupt such as abandoning the hiring of services from Rooneys in favour of hiring these from a company belonging to one of the Vice Presidents and his estranged wife at a cost far higher than that charged by Rooneys…
The judges also said the JSC is renting one of Chief Justice Malaba’s houses and when the Judiciary Service Commission purchase the Chief Justice’s residence the owner received much less than the amount requisitioned from the government among other things
Social media is awash with stories of the captured judiciary, particularly how opposition members are detained and denied bail in many cases while pro-government people like Obadiah Moyo easily make bail.