Harare deputy mayor Luckson Mukunguma was arrested yesterday in Hwange after a tip-off. He was arrested for criminal abuse of office.
The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) confirmed Mukunguma’s arrest in an announcement posted on Twitter.
ZACC revealed that a manhunt was launched after Mukunguma failed to turn up for an interview he had been invited to attend before the commission to answer to the allegations before him. Mukunguma has since been brought before the court for a bail ruling.
“ZACC invited him for an interview and he did not show up but went into hiding. He was arrested in Hwange after a tip-off. He has been remanded to tomorrow (Wednesday) for bail ruling,” Zacc said.
According to a local publication, New Zimbabwe, Mukunguma was arrested on allegations of unprocedural selling residential stands in Harare’s Highfield suburb.
His arrest came barely 24 hours after embattled Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume was also rearrested by detectives for allegedly trying to interfere with a state witness in a case in which he is also being charged for abuse of office.