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Zimbabwean Health and Child Care Minister Obadiah Moyo has been arrested over the allegedly irregular purchase of COVID-19 medical supplies.

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) confirmed the arrest of the minister Friday evening. “I can confirm that Minister Moyo is currently detained at Rhodesville Police Station and will likely appear in court tomorrow,” ZACC spokesperson Commissioner John Makamure said.

According to Makamure, the minister was arrested over shady procurement deals worth millions of U.S. dollars. Moyo became the second minister to be arrested for alleged corruption in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government, after the arrest last year of the then tourism minister Prisca Mupfumira.

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