Registrar General Clemence Masango has been arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on charges of flouting tender procedures when buying five vehicles for the Central Registry and taking seven other Government vehicles to his farm for personal use.

Masango spent last night at Mabelreign Police Station pending his initial court appearance today.

Masango is facing allegations of irregularly procuring vehicles for the Central Registry’s office. Masango is alleged to have procured the vehicles without going through the stipulated formal requirements. At the time of publishing, details were still sketchy on how Masango had managed to circumvent the said protocols and stipulated requirements.

However, the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission made it clear that Masango has no been arrested. At least, at the time of publishing, he was yet to be arrested. ZACC was yet to make a decision regarding whether they should arrest Masango on the allegations. He is currently being detained at Mabelreign Police Station where he is being questioned.

Speaking to the Herald, Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) spokesperson Commissioner John Makamure said,

“Yes I can confirm that Mr Masango has been picked up for questioning and he is still assisting our officers with investigations.”

The ruling Zanu PF party also announced  the development on social media saying,

ZACC has arrested Registrar-Gen Clement Masango on allegations of making an irregular purchase of vehicles for Central Registry. Masango was picked by police to assist with investigations and is detained at Mabelreign Police Station.

Masango’s arrest follows a government-commissioned forensic audit and Zacc investigations instituted this week. Already two vehicles have been impounded pending further investigations.

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