Zimbabwe’s Health Minister Obadiah Moyo has been arrested by ZRP over alleged criminal abuse of office in what is being termed the Covidgate scandal and is currently detained at Rhodesvile Police.

This was posted by Journalist Brezh Malaba who tweeted and said:

Health minister Obadiah Moyo has been arrested. He’s at Rhodesville police station. It’s in connection with procurement contract corruption.

Obadiah was reportedly arrested by ZACC on Thursday and according to sources he was questioned and released.

ZACC, however, denied that they did not arrest the minister but yesterday evening ZACC commissioner John Makamure confirmed his arrest and said:

Yes, he has been arrested and is in detention. That’s all I can say for now.


Zimbabweans led by Hopewell Chin’ono have been calling for the arrest of the minister after details of gross corruption in the procurement of COVID-19 material surfaced.

This is a developing story, we will update this article as new details emerge.

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