An activist from the MDC-T has taken the Police to task over it’s failure to charge Douglas Mwonzora who is alleged to have looted more than 6million Zimbabwean dollars from the opposition party’s bank account. Mwonzora, who controversially won the leadership battle of the MDC-T is not new to disputes involving money as he was previously charged for abusing trust funds when he was still a practicing lawyer. Herein we publish the full letter written to the Police Commissioner Godwin Matanga.
(Address,National Registration &Phone number withheld )
4 February 2021
Commissioner General Tandabantu Godwin Matanga
National Police Commissioner General–Zimbabwe Republic Police
Corner 7th Street/Josiah Chinamano Avenue
And To: The Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage
11th Floor Mukwati Building
And To: The Minister of Finance and Economic Development
New Government Complex
Dear Commissioner General Tandabantu Godwin Matanga
Beaular Mburundu Enquiry: Theft and Money Laundering Case involving the MDC-T party and Senator Douglas Mwonzora
I refer to the above matter.
I am a member of the MDC-T party in good standing and I am currently resident in Mutoko, Mashonaland East province. I joined the party at its formation in 1999 and I currently serve as a member of the Provincial Executive Committee of Mashonaland East province.
As an activist, it has always been my life long mission to expose corruption and abuse of public funds. I therefore associate myself fully with individuals and institutions that expose corrupt activities, nepotism and abuse of public funds in both public and private sector.
I am convinced that the second Republic is serious about fighting corruption and abuse of public funds as witnessed by the high profile arrests of politicians such as Prisca Mupfumira, Jacob Mafume, Luckson Mukunguma, and Obadiah Moyo. It is my firm belief that in fighting corruption there are no sacred cows; whether in opposition or the ruling party.
Sometime in December 2020, a criminal complaint was lodged by Mr Patson Murimoga against Senator Douglas Mwonzora at Harare Central Police station under case number 2236/12/2020.
The allegations are of a serious nature as they involve theft and/or abuse of public funds, fraud, money laundering and violation of exchange control regulations.
I am made to be believe that the investigating officer is in possession of damaging evidence linking the accused to the allegations made by Murimoga on behalf the generality of members and supporters of the MDC-T.
Regardless of damaging evidence availed to the investigating officers, nothing was done to effect arrest of the accused and no explanation is forthcoming why the accused remains uncharged to this day.
Like many Zimbabweans, I am concerned about the failure of the Z.R Police to charge Douglas Mwonzora and it is my humble view that the Z.R. Police must charge Mr Mwonzora or show cause why they cannot.
I am further convinced that the Z.R. Police have a public duty to ensure that the public retain confidence in the administration of justice NOW therefore if you do not want to charge Mr Mwonzora, please advise me without delay and your reasons will help. If the matter is still under investigation, please advise me on the status of the investigations.
Please provide me with a response by no later than close of business on Thursday, 11 February 2021. Kindly note that in the interests of transparency, I may publish this correspondence and any response thereto.
I trust that you find the above in order.
Activist and Member of the MDC-T Mashonaland East Provincial Executive Committee