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Breaking News: Former Health Minister Moyo Now Free Man As High Court Quashed Charges Against Former Health Minister



High Court Thursday quashed charges against former health minister Obadiah Moyo, arrested in June last year for awarding US$60m contracts to Drax International without following tender process.


Justice Kwenda said charges did not disclose elements that constitute an offence



Former health minister was being charged with criminal abuse of office over the alleged awarding of a $60m contract for Covid-19 supplies




He was sacked by Emmerson Mnangagwa for inappropriate conduct by a public official.




According to court papers then, Moyo allegedly awarded a multimillion tender to Drax International LLC, headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, which was concluded without the consent of the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe.




A representative of Drax, Delish Nguwaya, is also facing charges in connection with the contract and is on bail.
The company has denied any involvement.

Robert Tapfumaneyi