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Obadiah Moyo trial set for September

Obadiah Moyo trial set for September

Obadiah Moyo trial set for September

Former Zimbabwe’s Health minister Obadiah Moyo was yesterday indicted for his criminal abuse of duty trial that is set to kick off in September at the High Court.

Moyo appeared before Harare magistrate Ngoni Nduna who indicted him for trial.

The State alleges that using his position, Moyo verbally directed former permanent secretary Dr Gerald Gwinji to engage Papi Pharma for drugs purchase before a response on due diligence was received from Treasury on March 25, 2019.

Gwinji received response from the Secretary of Finance and Economic Development George Guvamatanga requesting to be further furnished with comparative international prices for the various drugs outlined in the schedule of the Papi Pharmi LLC.

Gwinji in turn directed Natpharm boss Flora Sifeku who engaged Papi Pharma to proceed with the procurement process using a direct purchase method before due diligence was concluded causing a potential prejudice of US$15 million.

The State alleges that using his position, Moyo verbally directed former permanent secretary Dr Gerald Gwinji to engage Papi Pharma for drugs purchase before a response on due diligence was received from Treasury on March 25 2019.

Gwinji received response from the Secretary of Finance and Economic Development George Guvamatanga requesting to be further furnished with comparative international prices for the various drugs outlined in the schedule of the Papi Pharmi LLC.

Gwinji in turn directed Natpharm boss Flora Sifeku who engaged Papi Pharma to proceed with the procurement process using a direct purchase method before due diligence was concluded causing a potential prejudice of US$15 million.

In the second count, the State alleges that Delish Nguwaya approached Moyo on August 22 last year in the company of Illir Dedja, a legal representative of DRAX Consult SAGL with a letter of interest in the supply of medicines worth US$20 million under DRAX Consult.

Moyo gave the letter to former perm sec Dr Agnes Mahomva who wrote to treasury requesting due diligence.

On September 25, Guvamatanga wrote to Mahomva advising that it wasn’t advisable to deal with DRAX due to the adverse due diligence report.

Minister Moyo used his influence and exerted influence on his subordinates and a direct purchase was made.

A third tender agreement of US$40 million was made for the purchase of Covid-19 medication.

Garudzo Ziyaduma appeared for the State.

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